Back pain is a common problem that interferes with a our work and personal lives. While often associated with obesity, chronic back pain is not due to one single reason most of the time. According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic back pain may be due to degenerative processes of the spine axis, various […]
Home is our sanctuary. Or it should be. In the past I used to get home from the office and de-stress with food. Some folks replace stress eating with alcohol after bariatric surgery. But I love to come home now and know that I will relax and unwind naturally, without turning to food or alcohol. […]
At least once in our lives, we’ve all been told to take our vitamins, most likely in our early child years. While chewing our tasty Flintstones vitamins, we probably were unaware of the health benefits that these candy-like vitamins possessed. As adults, we have a far better understanding of the importance of taking our vitamins […]
This is my diet review of The Gabriel Method, a mind-body approach to weight loss without dieting. Best of all, you can try The Gabriel Method free! Look at all you get: 1) The Gabriel Method free pdf ebook, 2) Visualization for Weight Loss app, 3) 1st chapter of Visualization for Weight Loss book, 4) […]
Is meditation just New Age mumbo-jumbo? Hardly. Meditation, nearly as old as humanity, always has been part of Eastern religions. Through meditation, we learn mindfulness, which focuses on self-empowerment through increasing awareness of being in the present moment. This enables us to overcome matters that stress us. “It’s not the events of our lives that […]
There are so many bariatric starter kit and bariatric box options on the market, along with an overwhelming amount of prepared food for the bariatric diet. So it’s no surprise, then, that finding bariatric food best-suited for your needs and tastes can be confounding. And as it is my desire to find the best tasting […]
A bariatric bento box offers a great solution for every foodie who has had bariatric surgery. Unlike a traditional lunch box, the small compartments within a bento box allow for bariatric-friendly portions of healthy food. And as long as you select from 4 food groups for its contents, the bento box will be nutritionally sound […]
Lately, I am indulging in a deep rich coffeehouse-style protein latte with long-lasting energy and no stomach upset! I LOVE frozen coffee drinks. But I gave up on them owing to the irritation that coffee causes my gut. Until now… I’m so excited to share my NEW recipe for Frozen Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel […]
What Makes a Chewable Bariatric Vitamin “The Best?” What are the criteria for a chewable bariatric vitamin to be considered the best? There are several factors that I consider: Taste: Does it have a pleasing taste like food rather than minerals? Mouthfeel: Is the texture pleasurable? Quality: Does it meet the ASMBS nutritional guidelines? Ingredients: […]
If you were to ask most people, we each would probably say that we’re pretty concerned with taking care of our health the best that we can. However, despite this, far too many people have a habit of ignoring their health a lot of the time. The reasons for this are pretty understandable. A lot […]
Everyone knows consuming too much sugar is unhealthy. Sugar is linked to many obesity-related illnesses as well as accelerates skin aging and cellular aging. Sugar cravings also play a major role in weight gain, food addiction and binge eating. The body is able to process small amounts of sugar, a simple carbohydrate, and convert it into energy. […]
My tummy tuck led to an incredible 8 inches lost from my waist in only three months! But not everyone wants to have plastic surgery. And the good news is there is an excellent exercise for a smaller waist. It’s called isometric contraction and according to BodyBuilding.com it is one of the best exercises we can do. […]
I alternate days between my ab circuit workout and high-intensity sprinting walking interval training. Sprinting is a high-intensity short-duration movement at the highest speed you can safely muster. It’s fun. It’s easy. You go at your own pace. And it’s great for fast fat loss. …two minutes of intensity equals 30 minutes of steady-state exercise… Increase Metabolism, […]
Kids today are always telling each other to ‘live your best life; it’s a saying that seems to have become popular only recently, however, the youth of today have it right, it’s excellent advice, you should be ‘living your best life.’ So to do this, it means you need to live life in the best […]
My Air Fryer Bariatric Recipe is a remake of a favorite comfort food! Fried chicken was one of my much loved dishes pre-op and I daresay one of the most popular drive-thru and fast food items ordered before weight loss surgery by patients. But many of us quickly abandoned the dish post-op due to the […]
Each of us has a certain level of improved wellbeing after weight loss. And while dropping our excess weight is hugely important to our health, there is more that can be done to heighten our wellbeing after weight loss. Consider this: While some people have a more elevated feeling of wellbeing after weight loss, others […]
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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 ...