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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 […]

Dealing With Emotional Eating

April 22, 2022

So, you’ve had weight loss surgery.  It was going well initially, but that familiar and frequent hunger has crept back in.  Even though you KNOW your stomach is tiny, you find yourself snacking too often or making unhealthy food choices, and your progress is now suffering.  Chances are, you’re dealing […]

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 […]

Getting Into Pre-Op Shape

February 24, 2022

Many people incorrectly assume that life change starts only after bariatric surgery.  Life change should start quite a while BEFORE weight loss surgery to have the best outcome!  Read on to get some great tips on how to get yourself into pre-op shape! Surgery of any kind takes a toll […]

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 […]

Going to Restaurants After Weight Loss Surgery

January 20, 2022

Odds are that, going through the journey of weight loss surgery, you’ve been eating at home a LOT!  But, inevitably, at some point, you’re going to get invited to a restaurant.  Whether it’s a family outing, a holiday celebration, a work function, a date, etc., the day will come!  It […]

Five Ways to Mitigate the Thanksgiving Splurge

November 18, 2021

Holiday time is a wonderful opportunity to gather and reconnect with family and friends, but it usually revolves around food. For someone with a normal BMI, this isn’t a terribly scary prospect. However, for someone who has undergone bariatric surgery, there are variables and unknowns that can make these kinds […]

Does Caffeine Help or Hinder Weight Loss; And What Effects Does It Have Post-Bariatric Surgery?

October 21, 2021

There are a few things that most of us can’t live without. Fresh air, water, TV binge-watching, our families, and coffee. Maybe not in that order. Some of us love the taste of coffee, others are pretty sure they’re dependent on the caffeine pick-me-up, while others have gotten used to […]

What Happens When You Cut Too Many Calories?

October 7, 2021

Messaging these days can be a little confusing. And perhaps that’s the understatement of the century.  Everywhere you look there’s a new diet or exercise directive that seems in direct contradiction to one that came out just weeks before. No carbs/all carbs, no fat/fat with fat snacks, no sugar/just artificial […]

What Is Dumping Syndrome (And Why It Helps You Succeed)

September 16, 2021

Gastric bypass surgery reconstructs the anatomy of your stomach and reroutes the intestine. The fact that your stomach is smaller, and your digestive tract changes means that your body must adapt to new systems and processes. Sometimes, the surgery can cause dumping syndrome – when food and drink pass into […]

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