pumpkin soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup recipe

This soup screams Autumn, but it’s wonderful anytime! I love the sweet/spicy flavor and the richness the coconut milk gives.  The peanut butter is optional and depending on the mood I’m in, I’ll either add it or leave it out….the soup is fantastic either way! Serve this with a plate of fresh veggie sticks or […]

Stricture After WLS

Complications Happen, My Struggle With a Stricture

Sitting in the doctor’s office and listening to a surgeon go through a litany of possible surgical complications is just that: a list of medical conditions you believe will never happen to you. One percent, three percent, or even five percent of patients experience these side effects. Nope, you’re going with the odds: 99%, 98%, and 95% of […]

Katie Jay BA

7 Habits of Weight Loss Surgery Warriors

A few years ago, my coaching client Anna told me, “I was well informed when I had my weight loss surgery. I just didn’t think I would be one of those people who would struggle. I didn’t know it would be this hard for this long.” Another client, Debbie, shared, “When I heard about [weight […]


Making the Journey Together Giveaway!

To celebrate your journey and our most recent website updates, we’re holding a fantastic giveaway! Each of the four (4) drawings will have one (1) winner selected at random Giveaway Drawing #1: Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ, + $50 Amazon Gift Card, Value: $170 Giveaway Drawing #2: American Express Gift Card, Value: $200 Giveaway Drawing #3: Fitbit Aria, Wifi Smart Scale […]


Why I go to ObesityHelp National Conferences

On ObesityHelp, I’m known as Berduboy but if you go to an ObesityHelp National Conference, I’m Kevin Stephens.  On February 8, 2011, I had RNY weight loss surgery and have lost 220 pounds.  I’ve changed my life in many ways so I can maintain my weight loss and continue living a healthy weight loss surgery […]


Coming Soon: New profiles & member tools! Plus a GIVEAWAY!

Our developers have been working to bring you a brand new member profile that includes updated tools to more easily share your stories, photos, goals and more. You can now customize your new home on ObesityHelp with one of our pre-made themes or get creative and build a custom design that expresses your own personality. Some of […]

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Drinking Alcohol After Weight Loss Surgery

I’m writing this while on vacation in Europe. The initial purpose of the trip was to attend a professional meeting of the International Federation for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). I try to attend this meeting every year to gain information about how other parts of the world are incorporating psychologists […]

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7 Simple Fitness Tips for Kids

Obesity is a disease that is no longer limited to adults, but is afflicting the youth of America today. Whether the causes are attributed to increased caloric consumption associated with larger portions sizes, increased accessibility or cost (value) of food; or decreased opportunities for physical activity within a day, what is clear is that the […]

childhood obesity

Infographic for Childhood Obesity Awareness: Targeting Children With Treats

Remember the days when children loved spending time with their friends playing for hours, riding bikes, or reading books that took them to far off places or used their imagination that they were a super detective?  As you’ll see below, kids now can spend 7+ hours of screen time.  The activity that occurs during screen time is their thumbs on […]


The Commitments We Make As Bariatric Patients

We hear it over and over as we approach weight loss surgery.  Our doctors ask earnestly, “Are you ready to make this commitment?”  Family members caution, “It’s a big commitment, you know.” At pre-op support groups, it’s a common theme: “This is a huge commitment!” But what exactly is everyone talking about? Weight loss surgery […]