Relationship With Food

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – Your Relationship With Food

Why is it so difficult to give up certain foods?  The origins of your relationship with food go back a long way. If your life was a film and we viewed some highlights of it frame by frame, we would see all kinds of situations where you and food were co-stars. Certainly, there would be […]

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WLS Post-Op Guide to Eating at a Restaurant

It’s your birthday! Let’s go to your favorite restaurant and eat. It’s a work party! Let’s go eat at a restaurant. It’s the end of a busy day, too tired to cook! Let’s get fast food. Whatever the reasons, eating at a restaurant is a reality of modern life. This can mean many things to […]

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The Science and Myths of Yoga

Quotes accompanied by perfect “yoga bodies” are all over Instagram and social media, twisted into intricate and stretchy poses. Albeit fun to look at and are inspiring, they can also be intimidating. The good news is that yoga’s benefits are easily obtained in poses that do not require flexibility or heavy exertion. Yoga can assist […]

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Before & After Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy with Brandi

I am very excited to share my Before & After VSG journey! I am, and always have been, addicted to food.  I love everything about it.  The smell, taste, texture, family functions, celebrations, etc.  Weighing in at a whopping 399.4 pounds, I would say I am your normal weight loss surgery patient. Four years prior […]

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Rex Ryan and Rob Ryan Undergo Lap Band Removal

Bariatric news always catches my eye and last week there is an interesting story about Buffalo Bills Coach Rex Ryan getting lap band removal done in solidarity with his twin brother, Rob, who both had lap bands to combat their mutual morbid obesity. Rex Ryan on His Lap Band Removal Recently, Rex Ryan, who successfully […]

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How I Went From Hating Exercise to Loving It!

When I was 34 years old, I weighed 502 pounds. My BMI classified me as Super Morbidly Obese. That same year, my doctor sat me down, looked me in the eyes and told me that if I continued to gain weight at the pace I had been, he feared that I would not live to […]

The Pubic Area

The Area Nobody Wants to Talk About – Pubic Area

The pubic area is naturally a very private zone for both men and women and is an extremely important part of our body that we need to understand. The pubic mound bulge is visible even with clothes on, however, is somewhat of a taboo or no-no, to even talk about this area. As both a […]

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The “Skinny” on Drinking With Meals & Weight Loss After WLS

I have heard many times from new patients to our Program that they have a friend, co-worker or family member who has had weight loss surgery and were never told not to drink with their meals.  My question is always, “How are they doing with their weight loss?”  Although success with weight loss surgery is […]

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Before & After Gastric Bypass with Letrice!

Celebrating Letrice’s Before & After RNY Gastric Bypass Journey! I am both thrilled and honored to share my journey with everyone. There is such enthusiasm and extreme excitement as I compose my journey to share with others! As a child, I was slightly heavier in weight than most of my peers and as I grew […]

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5 Steps to Retrain Your Brain for Healthy Habits

Have you ever experienced a distinct smell that reminded you of a special memory? Something you haven’t thought of in years suddenly floods your mind, and for a millisecond, it’s as if you are there? For me, it’s the beach. Just the smell of salty water can bring about a calming sensation, thoughts of my […]