Red Velvet Protein Pancakes with Chocolate Chips is a superstar breakfast recipe for Valentine’s Day! It’s also quick and easy to make for those of us who don’t like to cook from scratch. The secret to it’s success is two bariatric-friendly ingredients: Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Pancake and Waffle Mix and Red Velvet Protein from […]
After weight loss, the body doesn’t always respond as well as we would like. And we may find we are left with excess sagging skin and redundant fat, which only can be contoured by a plastic surgeon. If you want to learn why you might opt for plastic surgery after losing weight, check out this […]
Most of us only have a limited time to cook from scratch so it makes good sense to make it count. This often means that I double up on a recipe, like these delightful Bariatric Egg Bites, on the basis that I can eat or serve one batch now and put the other in the […]
Are you looking to break a bad habit? Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for getting out of the mindset of need. That’s why to do this, you are going to need to come into it with the mindset of ‘this is what I want, I want to stop.’ It doesn’t matter how big or […]
Looking after your body through exercise and diet takes a lot of time and thought. For example, you’re going to be asking yourself to resist natural urges and force yourself to avoid things you actively enjoy. While that all might seem like a negative, the reality is they are huge positives. Being fit and healthy […]
With January well underway, it’s time to take stock of the goals you’re going to work on throughout the year. While focusing on your career prospects or attracting romance into your life are great ideas, one of the most important things you can do is to set a goal that looks at living a happier […]
If you were to ask, most people are not going to say that they want to be more unhealthy — naturally, they want to be healthier. But putting those words into actions isn’t always easy. Because the problem is that most people set goals that are outside their comfort zone. And then what happens is […]
Deciding to make it your mission to lose weight is an important life-changing goal that can help you for the better. However, before you embark on your quest believing only good things will come from your weight loss, it’s actually imperative to consider the ripple effects of what weight loss can mean for your self-image, […]
Few appetizers are more universally loved than antipasti. With endless combinations of healthy foods to suit every appetite, food preference, and budget, antipasto — a traditional Italian dish meaning “before the meal” — has become a favorite in households of every ethnicity. With that in mind, I’ve developed a Rustic Hearty Antipasti recipe with three […]
Are you sick of high health insurance costs? While you’re much better off with insurance than you are without it, it can still be a financial burden for many people. Here are a few ways in which you can spend less on your health insurance costs. Compare and negotiate health insurance costs Most people don’t […]
Yowza! My Chocolate-Covered Banana Keto Cheesecake marries four all-time favorite desserts into one! First, this decadent keto dessert rests upon a layer of moist brownie cookie crust. Next is the luscious filling of banana cream cheesecake, a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe that’s so good you’ll never know it’s made without sugar or grain. Finally, as […]
Looking for something that you can take to a party this holiday time? Something you can also eat yourself (as in bariatric-friendly recipe) but looks and tastes wow? Then look no further because I have the perfect cheesecake recipe for you. It’s a simple enough baked one, but then the fun begins – you can […]
You don’t need a fitness studio to get fit at home! I would say the most common excuse for not exercising or getting active is that you don’t have time to go to the gym or go out for a run. The second most common excuse is that you can’t afford to join a gym […]
Loving yourself is not about vanity, it’s about knowing your worth and loving yourself for who you are. The fact is that it’s too easy to dislike yourself, rather than loving yourself. However, if you are going to lead a meaningful and contented life then you need to be happy. And to be happy, you […]
Can you drink alcohol after bariatric surgery? Cheryl (aka My Bariatric Life) and I know about addiction. Cheryl is open about her many years of struggle with food addiction before her gastric bypass surgery. As for me, I am a retired Addictions Counselor having worked primarily with alcoholism. I am sure that many of you […]
Modern life is sedentary. In fact many people spend half their lives sitting all day. It’s a big part of the working day for most people and it could be doing serious damage to our health. You wouldn’t normally think of sitting down as a particularly dangerous activity but recent research shows that there is […]
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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 ...