I created Bariatric Bites as a go-to resource for patients to help them navigate life after bariatric surgery. Once the excitement of surgery has disappeared, people are often looking for practical tips and tricks to help them get the most out of their surgery. The goal of Bariatric Bites is to encourage people to live and eat in a way that helps them to achieve their goals while maintaining health and well being!
This site is a source of recipe inspiration for the various dietary stages a bariatric patient will experience, as well as a repository for strategies to overcome common post surgery problems that patients experience.
I’m Kendall Parkinson, a Bariatric dietitian based in Auckland who loves to cook. I spend my time supporting patients preparing for, and recovering from bariatric surgery, including patients who have had surgery abroad and who require support back in New Zealand.
I currently work with surgeon Jon Morrow who operates Discover Weight Loss in Auckland.