Cheryl Ann Borne, writing as My Bariatric Life, is an obesity health activist and Paleo, Keto, low-carb recipe developer. She inspires patients with outstanding resources and by sharing her long-term success in defeating obesity and its related illnesses of diabetes, hypertension, depression, asthma, GERD, autoimmune disease and digestive disorder. Today, My Bariatric Life is a size 2 down from a size 24W and living larger than ever!
A lot of people who embark on a dramatic weight loss journey do it for a variety of reasons. Health is, of course, a strong focus. Carrying excessive weight can put a lot of pressure on your body. But physical health isn’t the only reason why we want to lose weight. I am ashamed of […]
Maintaining a healthy weight is a great way to improve your overall well-being and boost your self-confidence. If you’ve recently had significant weight loss, then you should certainly feel proud of your achievements. But many people have difficultly with their new body image. If you struggle to accept your body after significant weight loss then […]
Weight loss surgery is no easy operation. Physically it takes its toll as recovery takes a good month. And chances are that you’ve focused all of your energies on physical health after weight loss surgery. But I will bet that you have paid little thought to the emotional toll that such a massive life change […]
Bariatric surgery is a term that encompasses many different treatments — such as a gastric sleeve surgery. All of these treatments and surgical procedures are aimed at obese people who need to lose weight. The idea with each of them is they alter your digestive system to promote more weight loss. Many obese individuals need […]
Stress-eating is among the most common causes of weight regain after bariatric surgery. Moreover, if it is left untreated, the issue can significantly reduce your quality of life. It’s important, then, to learn about reducing stress after bariatric surgery. “What is more dangerous than death? Mental stress.” – Anusha Waddepelli Vacation and short-term distractions can […]
Good health habits are generally slow to develop. And it takes a lot of effort to stay the course for the long journey. After the bariatric diet ends, we try various other diets and exercise routines. Yet still we seek that magical combination of what is both enjoyable and easy to stick with. And that’s precisely […]
When you’ve been sedentary and morbidly obese for a long time, it can be difficult to get into a regular exercise routine. Following the weight loss that comes from bariatric surgery, you’ll feel renewed energy. But you may still need to take things at a slow pace for your safety. It’s unlikely you’ll be ready […]
Do you want to see results from your exercise sessions? Regardless of your goals, results are only achievable with the right intensity. Walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes will do nothing compared to running for the same amount of time. The more intense your workouts are, the quicker you will see results. So, here […]
At one time or another, we are subject to fat shaming and weight discrimination. Even in the sacred space of healthcare, practitioners often treat us indifferently rather than properly. The New York Times newspaper reports our healthcare system — in its attitudes, equipment and common practices — is ill prepared. And its practitioners are often […]
Looking after our health and fitness is one of those things that’s always going to be important. And although we put our health and fitness on the back burner from time to time, it does not alter the fact. Health is king! And if your excuse for not being fit and healthy is your work […]
Bariatric surgery can be an effective way to lose weight, particularly if other options haven’t enabled you to achieve your goals. However, any type of weight loss has an impact on your mental health. Fortunately, many clinicians ensure their patients have access to emotional support and counseling prior to and following bariatric surgery. Of course, […]
One of the main products that business people should be watching out for is CBD products. CBD products are on the rise, as they are becoming more popular in everyday life. The popularity of CBD products stems from their everyday health benefits, allowing them to be used in many over-the-counter natural health solutions. As CBD […]
Becoming your own best friend might seem a little bit strange. Why should you work on becoming your own best friend when you have friends, family, maybe even a partner? The truth is many of us dislike, maybe even hate, ourselves because of our morbid obesity. And while the weight loss surgery helps us remove […]
Years of obesity takes it toll on the body. Back pain, joint pain, and other types of chronic pain are common ailments even after we’ve dropped our excess weight. Anyone who suffers from chronic pain understands the time between pain medication refills or doctors appointments put you under a lot of stress. And when you […]
There are many reasons why more and more people are purchasing Matcha green tea. This is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Consequently, Matcha has 137 times more antioxidants than a standard cup of green tea. That data is from in a study published in the highly respected PubMed database […]
I had lost my inner peace and happiness, a reason to smile so-to-speak. I don’t mean that I walked around never cracking a smile. Obviously there were good days and social situations in which I chatted away and laughed along. By losing a reason to smile, I mean losing confidence in life and in myself. […]
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