I advocate building a diet around whole foods, real food. Food without a nutrition label. Food that’s been grown not manufactured. That said, we are living in an often fast-paced world and preparing all of our food from scratch isn’t always practical. I think that’s especially true when it comes to snacks. While most of […]
We all recognize the importance of a healthy diet after bariatric surgery. But many of us overlook how important is working out after bariatric surgery, too. Our fast-food driven consumer society has forgotten all about healthy living. We become so overweight due to poor lifestyle choices that include high-calorie processed foods and watching TV. This […]
Weight loss makes us look and feel good, but that’s not where the goodness stops! Our weight can affect many areas of our lives, and it can be incredibly surprising to find out how. So, if you’ve been looking for a little more motivation to pick up that workout DVD, or to head to the gym […]
You may be considering bariatric surgery as a solution to morbid obesity. In addition to massive weight loss, there are a few important but less-documented benefits of weight loss surgery that I’d like you to be aware of! Benefit of Weight Loss Surgery Weight loss surgery is never a quick fix or the easy option. For most […]
If you are one of those who feels that Coca Cola is delicious and refreshing and flows from every fountain and that you’ll go better refreshed and that it is a passport to refreshment or that it’s the real thing or the only thing like Coca Cola is Coca Cola itself or that Coke knows […]
Not Good for Your Gut Foods The common phrase ‘you are what you eat’ is both annoying and, to an extent, completely right. If you spend a lot of time filling up on “not good for your gut foods” — those processed foods high in unhealthy fats and sugar — then you are going to gain weight. […]
Your health habits matter. Not only do health habits collectively contribute to the daily way you feel, think and therefore act, but also health habits legitimately increase or decrease your lifespan, and the quality of life you can access. If you find that life has taken on a drab sense of feeling, and you’re desperately looking for […]
Weight and sleep have a direct relationship with one another. Worse still, it’s reciprocal. Being overweight can make it a lot harder to stay asleep at night, just as losing sleep can cause a hormonal imbalance that ruins your metabolism and causes you to gain weight faster depending on what you eat. However, sleep quality […]
You don’t need me to tell you that we’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Each year, the figures get worse. And the pain of it is, our diets aren’t the only cause for the problem. Many of those with computer-focused jobs are suffering weight gain because of stagnant lifestyles. We’re now finding out that […]
Water is good for you. It’s not just the stuff of the rain that breaks a summer heat or the stuff we swim in while at the beach. Water is much more critical than either of those things — although either can be pretty important on any given day. Water is essential to health and […]
Healthy eating is not dieting. If you are trying to develop healthy eating habits, you don’t want to feel like you are depriving yourself. Dieting seems to only work in the short term. To achieve weight loss and then to maintain it, you need to develop a healthy lifestyle and make that lifestyle become the […]
Our infographic is a quick reference for building your grocery list post bariatric surgery. This list of bariatric diet kitchen staples also can be pulled up on your phone as you shop the grocery aisles. If these are the only food items you buy then you’ll be sufficiently stocked to prepare a week’s worth of […]
Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder characterized by extreme tiredness, aches and pains, and general difficulty thinking and functioning. And if that isn’t bad enough to dissuade you from flying cost-to-coast, it gets worse. Now researchers have found that jet lag causes weight gain. We are a people in motion. We are on the […]
November is the month of gratitude and we each have something for which to be thankful! So I’ve joined the #ThankfulNovember Challenge that has swept the country to acknowledge my many blessings after reclaiming my life from obesity. Every day this month I am among the many people who will Tweet something that I am […]
Grains, starchy vegetables, sugar, and artificial sweeteners are not part of my bariatric diet! But they sure are central to a traditional Thanksgiving menu. So for many years I missed out on pumpkin pie, rolls, and tea breads. But nowadays I serve a sumptuous grain-free Thanksgiving. That’s because I learned about nut flours! Wonderful baked goods can be […]
What is Metabolic Dysfunction? Metabolic dysfunction is partly the result of a heavy sugar and processed foods diet, according to my fellow health guide on the HealthCentral diet and exercise site. People with metabolic syndrome have a tendency to be overweight around the abdomen – having belly fat or an “apple shape.” A waist circumference […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
I'll let you in on my dirty little secret. I hide the chocolates in the vegetable drawer of the fridge where no one in my family ever goes! bwahahaha #truestory #MyBariatricLife #weightlossjourney #bariatrics ...