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Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Beyond Weight Loss

July 27, 2022

The most apparent benefit of bariatric surgery is weight loss, of course. But there are many other benefits that we can reap (some more obvious than others).  Read on to learn about the many surprising benefits bariatric surgery can offer! Assuming you follow the diet and exercise guidelines post-op, you […]

How Much Should I Exercise After Bariatric Surgery?

July 13, 2022

You’ve done it!  You had bariatric surgery!  Now what?  You’ll find detailed instructions for diet and the different stages of what to eat and when.  But that’s only half of the battle!  The other half (and just as important) is exercise.  But how do you go about it?  What kinds […]

What Will Happen to My Skin After Weight Loss Surgery?

June 29, 2022

With significant weight loss comes excess skin.  This can be even more so with the rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery.  If you’ve done any research about weight loss surgery, you’ve probably seen some stunning photos of people with large amounts of excess skin.  If you consider weight loss surgery, […]

Staying on Track During Summer

June 15, 2022

It’s happened to us all.  You’ve gotten into a groove.  You have a diet and exercise plan that’s working for you.  And then your whole routine gets disrupted.  Summer is the time of barbecues, parties, weddings, and vacations.  Without a good plan, the activities can be full of pitfalls.  Read […]

Do I Need a Weight Loss Surgery Support Group?

May 30, 2022

Weight loss surgery is a HUGE life change that impacts many more facets of your life than you may expect.  While preparing to undergo weight loss surgery, you may ask yourself, “Do I need a support group?”  Whether or not you NEED a support group is ultimately up to you, […]

Building Muscle After Weight Loss Surgery

April 15, 2022

You’ve hit your weight loss goal.  Now what?  Life changes post-WLS don’t end with the scale hitting your target weight.  It may be time to start shifting your diet and exercise goals from fat loss to muscle building.  Why?  I’m glad you asked! Building muscle has many benefits.  The most […]

Tips for the Liquid Diet Stage

March 31, 2022

The first and possibly most intimidating dietary stage after bariatric surgery is the liquid stage.  If you haven’t gone through it yet, you’re probably thinking, “There’s no way I could only drink a few liquids in a whole day!”  Those of us who have been there know the mind-blowing feeling […]

Changing Relationships After Weight Loss Surgery

March 17, 2022

Weight loss surgery can have a more significant impact on your life than you think! Sure, the everyday things change – the scale, your clothes, your health. But can weight loss surgery have an impact on your relationships? ABSOLUTELY! This is an important aspect of the weight loss journey that isn’t talked about […]

Dealing With Excess Skin After Weight Loss Surgery

February 17, 2022

If you’ve done any research about weight loss surgery, you’ve probably come across some startling photos of people with large amounts of excess skin. If you are considering weight loss surgery, the fear of unsightly loose skin may understandably make you reluctant to pursue it. Thankfully, there are several tips and tricks […]

Tips for the Pureed Diet Stage

January 27, 2022

The pureed diet stage can be one of the most difficult of the bariatric surgery process.  When and for how long you will be in this stage is up to your physician, so be sure the follow the directions you’re given.  Since this stage can be challenging, make sure you’re […]

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