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Surviving Thanksgiving After Weight Loss Surgery

November 24, 2022

After weight loss surgery, you’ll likely notice how much of our celebrating is centered around food. Several of our holidays and special events are punctuated by special food and drink. The most obvious of these holidays has got to be Thanksgiving! Your tiny stomach doesn’t allow for a typical Thanksgiving, […]

How and When to Tell People You’ve Had Weight Loss Surgery

November 17, 2022

Fair warning – Once you start losing a noticeable amount of weight, you are GONNA get questions! Friends, family, coworkers, and even people you barely know will want to know your secret. The good news is that YOU can decide what and how much you want to tell people. Read […]

Surviving Halloween After Weight Loss Surgery

October 27, 2022

After weight loss surgery, you may find that many holidays and celebrations look different. If the way you commemorated special events was focused on food or drink, you might need to re-evaluate how you will celebrate. And, as is often the case, the best defense is a good offense! Halloween […]

Maintenance Stage Challenges

October 20, 2022

Weight loss surgery is considered the most effective way to lose a significant amount of weight and has the highest rate of maintained weight loss. Despite that, many people experience weight regain after weight loss surgery. Why is that? I have a few personal insights to share. Currently, I am […]

Snacking After Weight Loss Surgery

October 6, 2022

Let’s talk about the “s” word. No, not that one. Snacks! In the early days of eating solid foods after weight loss surgery, snacks will be vital for you to get enough calories and protein. Even a few bites of food will make you “Thanksgiving full!” So, it’s crucial to […]

How To Handle Sugar Cravings After WLS

September 29, 2022

If you’re like most of us, you’ve got a sweet tooth. Before my bariatric surgery, I was ALL about the sweets – cakes, ice cream, cookies, lattes, candy… you get the idea! And to be honest, bariatric surgery only tackles the stomach, not the brain. So, those cravings did not […]

Bariatric Friendly Foods

September 15, 2022

In your post-bariatric surgery life, knowing what foods are best for you can be overwhelming.  Trying to research “healthy” foods can make your head spin!  It seems like everyone has a different definition of “healthy,” and perhaps that’s why we as a society are drowning in so much misinformation. Thankfully, for […]

Meal Prepping After Weight Loss Surgery

September 1, 2022

If you’re like me, your social media is probably bombarded with posts, pins, stories, and reels showcasing all kinds of inspiring meal-prepping hacks. From the cool containers to the seemingly seamless grab-and-go lifestyle, meal prepping can be a great way to save time and money and stay on track with your […]

Will I Feel Like Myself After Bariatric Surgery?

August 31, 2022

So, you’re considering having bariatric surgery. One of your concerns and questions might be, “Will I feel like myself after it’s all said and done?” It’s a good question and one worth exploring. Read on to investigate the possible effects of bariatric surgery on self-image. If you were asked to describe someone, odds […]

What to Do When Cravings Hit

August 10, 2022

A common myth about bariatric surgery is that it is a “magic” solution or “the easy way out” for significant weight loss.  Although bariatric surgery restricts how MUCH you can eat, it’s certainly not a cure-all for cravings.  Read on for tips on what to do when those old cravings […]

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