Weight loss surgery is no easy operation. Physically it takes its toll as recovery takes a good month. And chances are that you’ve focused all of your energies on physical health after weight loss surgery. But I will bet that you have paid little thought to the emotional toll that such a massive life change […]
Bariatric surgery can be an effective way to lose weight, particularly if other options haven’t enabled you to achieve your goals. However, any type of weight loss has an impact on your mental health. Fortunately, many clinicians ensure their patients have access to emotional support and counseling prior to and following bariatric surgery. Of course, […]
Becoming your own best friend might seem a little bit strange. Why should you work on becoming your own best friend when you have friends, family, maybe even a partner? The truth is many of us dislike, maybe even hate, ourselves because of our morbid obesity. And while the weight loss surgery helps us remove […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Making the right changes for our lives is crucial so that we are truly happy and in good health. Thinking about and acting on what we can do to enhance our lives and improve out well-being is vital, because life is short and we only get one shot at it. So we need to do […]
After undergoing weight loss surgery, it should be a happy time for you and your family. However, it’s important that you are prepared for some problems you may encounter after extreme weight loss. Most notably, you may face conflict in family relationships after weight loss surgery. So to help you get ready for what might […]
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 […]
Dealing with obesity is a tough process, and you could well reach the stage where you need to consider weight-loss surgery. This is a big step in the life of any obese person because it signals the opportunity for a new beginning. Sometimes natural weight loss just doesn’t work, and this is when it becomes […]
As we go through life, things are going to be changing all of the time. We’ll go down so many different paths that will take us on a different journey — among these is our weight loss journey. I think our weight loss journey is as much about endings as it is about new beginnings. And […]
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 […]
It is possible to get weight-loss surgery if it is not a covered benefit under your health insurance plan? And what if you don’t have health insurance at all? While it will no doubt be a challenge, free weight-loss surgery is within the realm of possibility. Read: Medical Loans for Weight-Loss Surgery Allow me to emphasize that you can […]
Post Op Bariatric Diet Plan Many articles are written endorsing a post op bariatric diet in the weeks and months following weight loss surgery. Healthcare providers recommend a post op bariatric diet plan as well. However, much less attention is given to a long term bariatric diet plan despite the obvious need. Read: Bariatric Nutrition […]
Your Risk for Celiac Disease after Weight Loss Surgery Research shows that gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity are on the rise after weight loss surgery. Acquired Celiac Disease, also known as Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance, is the inability to digest gluten and can manifest as a consequence of weight loss surgery. According to the Mayo Clinic, while the exact cause is […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
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