Nobody cheers in joy at the prospect of bariatric surgery, even the least invasive one. Emotionally, a weight loss surgery can feel like an invasion of your privacy. Besides, it can be difficult to accept that you need to give control over your body to another individual. At least that’s how I felt when I […]
Bariatric Women’s Support is another of my favorite Facebook WLS groups. Why? Well, BWS is well-run and its just for women who’ve had or want weight-loss surgery (WLS). Plus they offer a number of services that other WLS online support groups do not. Let’s take a closer look at Bariatric Women’s Support: Bariatric Women’s Support […]
In this Bariatric Fusion Prepared Meals Review, I walk you through my experience with, cost of, and how the bariatric meal delivery program works — so you can decide if it’s something you’d like to try. If it is, you’ll save 15% on your first order using code MBL15 at checkout through May 31, 2019. […]
Whether the up-coming Thanksgiving celebration and holiday season is your first post-surgery, or you’ve been here before, you will be wary of the Main Event meal. No one seems to get into a stress about the turkey or other chosen centerpieces but the sides do cause some anxiety. So let’s address those bariatric-friendly sides straight […]
Back in 2003 before going under the knife for my gastric bypass, I believed obesity surgery was supposed to fix the flaws which make it tough for me to look in the mirror. Losing weight, whether organically or surgically, is after all an excellent way to boost our confidence and feel like an attractive person […]
You may wonder why I am writing a product review of GhostBed luxury sheets on MyBariatricLife. Well, the reason is this: I firmly believe it is important that we satisfy our senses in ways other than with food after weight loss surgery. Just like we learn to switch out food-related activities with something new and […]
The Autumn/Fall calls for warmer foods – something a bit more satisfying and comforting than perhaps a salad. Cue – bariatric-friendly Chili. I am hard pushed to think of a recipe dish that suits meat-eating, vegetarian and vegan bariatric patients alike. Plus it’s seasonal, economical, packed with great nutrition, bariatric-friendly and easy to make. Using […]
I am infatuated with Starbucks coffee beverages despite the high price tag and it not being organic. My favorite is a custom-blend sugar-free Chocolate Hazelnut Frappe with a shot of espresso. LOL, now you know a selection on the Starbucks Secret Menu. But I’ll let you in on an even bigger secret. I have a Starbucks […]
Who loves a good smoothie recipe? I do, I do! I love them for a fast breakfast that I can grab and go! Because smoothies are easy to make, versatile, and taste great, there is a smoothie recipe for just about everyone. There are bariatric smoothies, green smoothies, dairy-free smoothies, high protein smoothies, smoothies for diabetics, fat […]
The first time I attempted to make cauliflower pizza it was an utter failure. It tasted mushy and nothing like pizza. Since I am someone who likes to enjoy the food I am eating I said “sayonara” to cauliflower pizza. It just wasn’t for me. But then more and more people kept telling me how […]
What do you think of when you read the word “juice?” Probably an image of orange juice comes to mind, or perhaps apple juice. And surely as a bariatric surgery patient, you’ve been told to not drink orange and apple juices. But did anyone tell you that you can drink green juice? In fact, I […]
If you’re a healthy bariatric foodie like me then you are going to love my Morning Coffee Vegan Protein Shake. It’s a bariatric recipe that any health foodie will want to save to Pinterest, whether or not they’ve had weight loss surgery! Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, a daily vegan protein shake or green […]
I caught up with several dear friends who are success stories with bariatric surgery / plastic surgery. They did it all — dropped the excess weight and kept it off; transformed their bodies through bariatric plastic surgery; and went on to make their dreams come true with new homes and new careers. These are beautiful […]
Cauliflower rice can be a lifesaver for weight loss surgery patients. It is low in carbohydrates, high in nutrition and best of all it tastes good. If you’ve had bariatric surgery your program may recommend refraining from rice for up to six months after surgery. Rice has a tendency to expand in the stomach and […]
Mom used to make potato pancakes when I was little. Wow, do I ever miss her sweet singing as she would hand grate the potatoes then fry them up in big batches. Mom always expressed her love for her family, and there was lots of love expressed through her cooking. I remember sometimes all we […]
I’m sure many of you have been in this situation before: You’re looking at yourself in the mirror, you’re checking the scale, and it shows you’ve gained weight. You’re not sure how this weight gain happened, but you want to put a stop to it right now and start a weight loss journey that gives […]
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2 months ago
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