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Weight Loss Surgery Isn’t All About Losing Weight

Are you or someone you know are considering weight loss surgery?  If that is the case, you may want to think about what is motivating you to do so?  There are as many different reasons for considering weight loss surgery as there are patients. Of course, when a patient has weight loss surgery, they desire is to […]

SADI and DS Differences

What Are The Differences Between SADI and DS?

The Duodenal Switch (DS) is one of the most powerful tools that we have in modern weight loss surgery. It leads to significant weight loss and improvement in medical co-morbidities, however, many surgeons do not perform the DS because it is thought to have greater risks and difficulty in performing the surgery. In an effort […]

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What to Expect During Your Plastic Surgery Recovery

Deciding to undergo reconstructive plastic surgery after massive weight loss can be daunting and scary. However, most patients feel that this type of plastic surgery is an essential component of their weight loss journey.  In many patients’ quests to be smaller, they view their weight loss surgery as “Part One of Two” and plastic surgery […]

Before and After RNY with LuvLee

Before & After RNY with LuvleeLisa’s 180 Pound Weight Loss!

Celebrating LuvleeLisa’s Journey Before & After RNY! I’ve struggled with obesity my entire adult life. After going through a horrible marriage and feeling no self-love or self-confidence, I decided to get my life in order because my 1-year-old daughter (at that time) did not deserve to live a miserable life. Before my surgery, I remember […]

Chicken Chile Relleno Rolls

Chicken Chile Relleno Rolls​ Recipe – 30g of Protein!

Don’t be chicken…go south of the border! Moist, spicy, cheesy…and really pretty quick! This delicious Chicken Chile Relleno Rolls Recipe can be served with a bowl of cool pico de gallo and some Spanish rice for your family. Chicken Chile Relleno Rolls Recipe Makes 4 servings Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 3/4 pound chicken breast halves (4 pieces) […]

ObesityHelp Conference Speakers 2016 Saturday

ObesityHelp Conference Speakers: OH2016 Saturday Sessions

Meet the ObesityHelp Conference Speakers for Saturday! We are excited to announce the 2016 ObesityHelp National Conference Speakers and their sessions! This is going to be a fantastic conference in Anaheim, CA on September 30th and October 1st. It will be two jam-packed days of education, support and celebration! We’d love to see you there. Join […]

Pregnancy as a WLS Post-Op

How To Have a Healthy Pregnancy as a WLS Post-Op

With nearly triple the incidence of worldwide obesity since 1910 plaguing the current world population, significant medical strides have been made to alleviate morbid obesity. Of the many bariatric procedures available today, the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is one of the premier procedures to treat morbid obesity. The Sleeve Gastrectomy involves the removal of nearly […]

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What Have You Lost?

On the message boards and in social media, WLS’ers sometimes get frustrated that they have “only lost (some number) of pounds.” From years of yo-yo dieting, sometimes the numbers of pounds we’ve dropped have lost their meaning. That is until this list from ObesityHelp member Bette B puts the number of pounds lost into perspective. […]

Before and After DS with Johnetta

Before & After DS with Johnetta’s 175 Pound Weight Loss!

Celebrating Johnetta’s Journey Before & After DS I had my first diet when I was 10 years old and was on a proverbial diet my whole entire life. Everything from Fen-Fen, Weight Watchers, shots, pills, cabbage diet, peanut butter diet, every crazy scheme imaginable. For me, the decision to have a form of bariatric surgery came […]

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe – High Protein!

There is something so cool about creating your own little lettuce wrap.  It’s probably the same reason we love salad bars, fajitas or Mongolian BBQ; we get to choose what goes on or inside our meal midst a variety of choices. I was introduced to Asian chicken lettuce wraps at PF Changs, everybody’s favorite Asian restaurant, many […]