Nutritionist appointment article

4 Ways To Prepare for Weight Loss Surgery Nutrition Appointments

All patients having weight loss surgery have special nutritional needs. It’s important to come to your weight loss surgery nutrition appointments prepared so you can learn about the lifestyle changes you need to make before you have weight loss surgery. It is equally important to come to your nutrition appointments AFTER your weight loss surgery.  As a […]


Celebrate July 4th with WLS Recipes

As a country, we celebrate our independence on July 4th.  As WLS’ers, we celebrate our independence from being unhealthy to healthy.  We don’t have to prepare a dish full of sugar and fat to commemorate a holiday.  Instead, for Independence Day, make a platter with strawberries, watermelon, blueberries and sliced cheese into an American flag. […]

June Before and After

June Member Spotlight: Weight Loss Surgery Before and After

Every day, we see ObesityHelp members reach amazing goals, embracing health and wellness, and celebrating non-scale victories. Today we’re celebrating OH member, holiday1971, by sharing her weight loss surgery Before and After photos. Before and After Photos after Weight Loss Surgery Let’s give a big round of applause and congratulations to holiday1971! HOLIDAY1971’S BEFORE & […]

Premier Protein Gift of Membership Giveaway

Premier Protein® ObesityHelp Giveaway: Gift of Membership to Costco or Sam’s Club!

Ready to get a great deal on your protein shakes? We’ve partnered with Premier Protein® to bring you a fun giveaway that gives you the chance to win your choice of a Costco or Sam’s Club Membership Card! The year-long membership card will give you savings on quality products – and you will be able […]

Parm Chips and Salsa

Parmesan Chips and Salsa

As we head into the season of sunshine and warm weather get-togethers, I often get asked for appetizer ideas that are weight loss surgery friendly, shareable and don’t fall into the “diet food” category. My motto? Keep it simple! This version of Parmesan Chips and Salsa is fresh, seasonal, and delicious. The Salsa is versatile […]


Celebrating a Non-Scale Victory – Running for My Life

Celebrating a Non-Scale Victory with Brian! Told by his doctor that he had two choices, “Lose weight or die”, Brian made the decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery in 2009. He became a Triathlete and beat obesity, only to have another health battle cross his path. “I think that the most important thing that we learned […]

Cruise Giveaway

A Lighter Me Cruise Giveaway, $1,937 Value!

A Lighter Me Past, Present, Future Family Reunion Cruise! A Lighter Me is taking to the seas for their first, A Lighter Me Past, Present, Future Family Reunion Cruise! To celebrate, they will be holding a cruise giveaway at the 2015 ObesityHelp National Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. One winner will receive an outside cabin for […]

weight loss stall

Top 11 Tips to Overcome WLS Stalls

Weight Loss Surgery stalls are a pit-stop on your road back to health!   Hitting a plateau or weight loss “stall” is common for just about everyone engaged in the weight loss process, including people who have undergone bariatric surgery. While it can be justifiably frustrating, it’s probably not a sign your journey is derailed or […]

Mason Jar Salads

Recipes for Success: Mason Jar Salads

We all know the health value of a good quality salad. If it’s made right, it can be nutritious, low in calories, high in protein and good fats, and above all: delicious! But there are three main issues that I hear from people when I ask them why they don’t bring salads for their lunches […]

Elena Kibasova Before-After

Celebrating a Non-Scale Victory-Zumba Instructor!

Celebrating a Non-Scale Victory with Kiba0003 As a Lap-Band post-op in 2008, and a revision to a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) in 2013, ObesityHelp member kiba0003 (aka Elena) began taking a Zumba class at her local gym. She had no idea that taking a Zumba class would become an amazing Non-Scale Victory (NSV), new career and a […]