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Low Carb Diets, Appetite, and Weight Loss: the Basics

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin It’s obvious to anyone who has ever been obese that what we eat matters greatly.  What is not as obvious are the subtle effects that our choices can have on the body or the mind.  It’s difficult to […]

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OH2016 Session: Dr. Sameer Murali – Weight Regain: Mind & Body

Check Out Dr. Murali’s Session, Weight Regain: Mind & Body My name is Dr. Murali, I am an Internal Medicine doctor but I practice bariatric medicine. The majority of my practice, and I practice at Kaiser Fontana. I see a lot of familiar faces here. I’d like to give a special shout out to my […]

VSG Revision

What to Expect from a VSG Revision to RNY or DS

The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is rapidly emerging as one of the weight loss surgery procedures that patients choose the most. For some bariatric surgeons and patients, the VSG has replaced the Proximal Roux-en-Y (RNY) Gastric Bypass as the most popular weight loss surgery currently done. Removal of the upper outer stomach – the primary […]

Before & After RNY with SabrinaB62

Before & After RNY with SabrinaB62

Why I Decided to Have WLS Like most, I was ALWAYS heavy. Throughout my early childhood and forward, I was always the kid who got picked on, called horrible names, chosen last for team sports…never went to high school dances and didn’t even get asked to my Senior Prom. After high school and for the […]

Metabolism

What is Metabolism and How to Make It Work for Your WLS

Metabolism. We have all heard that word at some point when discussing weight “He can eat whatever he wants; he must have a good metabolism” or “I have a slow metabolism, it doesn’t matter what I eat, I can’t lose weight.” But what is metabolism? How does this affect weight maintenance, loss, and gain? What can […]

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What to Expect for Your Tummy Tuck, Breasts & Arm Lifts

Your journey started quite some time ago, so how does it end? Seemingly forever ago you were carrying a lot of excess weight. Perhaps you have lost 80lbs, 100lbs, or even more! Through bariatric surgery, or diet and exercise, you were able to lose most or all of the extra weight that you had been […]

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OH2016 Videos: Lyss Remaly, Tina Rambarran & Jessica Stockton

The OH2016 Conference was jam-packed with inspiration and support from many weight loss surgery post-ops that attended. Three successful long-term bariatric surgery patients, Lyss Remaly, Tina Rambarran and Jessica Stockton, inspired attendees by sharing their amazing journeys. Check out the videos of Lyss, Tina, and Jessica from the 2016 ObesityHelp National Conference! Lyss Remaly – […]

Socializing after Bariatric Surgery

Socializing after Bariatric Surgery: Risks and Rewards

Bariatric surgery brings about a life change that can be stunning in its complexity. No aspect of living remains untouched, nor any person in the personal sphere of a bariatric patient unaffected by these changes. The physical, emotional and mental adjustments of both the patient and their support system are perhaps never more visible than […]

Before & After Gastric Sleeve with Erin Flannigan-Nieves

Before & After Gastric Sleeve with Erin!

My Struggles With Obesity and Losing Weight Never call a girl fat. You’ll never know how far she’ll go to see the opposite of that. I finally started to realize in second grade I was different from everyone else. I realized the girls in my class were all wearing Limited Too and I was stuck […]

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14 Steps to Get Back On Track

One of the things I love about being part of the team for weight loss surgery patients is the excitement and the hope that each patient has prior to surgery. On a daily basis, I speak with patients about all of the reasons why they want to have surgery and the hopes they have for […]