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 […]
Do you sometimes find yourself stuck in negative thinking? Or maybe your aren’t even aware of your subconscious programming — instead the people around you may comment on your negativity or self-deprecation. Sometimes, we are our own worst enemy. We don’t always need those other people to tell us that we aren’t good or clever […]
Exercise is a vital aspect of maintaining a healthy weight and living a long life. However, you need to approach it in the right way, if it is to work for you. That is why you need to get into good habits. Habits that will not only make each session easier but allowing you to […]
We’d all like to be able to get our work done faster, earn more money, and move up the career ladder. But it turns out that our diet can hamper progress. You’ve heard the expression, “you are what you eat.” And it turns out that there might be a degree of truth in that, not […]
We all want to have some enjoyment in life, but it’s possible that treating yourself here and there is making you put on a few more pounds than you’d like. Luckily, if your lifestyle is already pretty healthy, but you just want to make a few simple variations in order to keep your weight down, […]
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 […]
There are two things that frustrate the heck out of a dieter. And they are that despite sticking to a diet plan, we are not losing weight and stuck on a weight loss plateau, or worse, we are gaining weight! And it’s tempting to give up when we find ourselves in any of these situations. But […]
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 […]
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2 months ago
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