Body & Mind

Stress Eating After Bariatric Surgery

10 Strategies To Combat Stress Eating After Bariatric Surgery

November 17, 2017 · 0 comments

If you’ve ever battled stress-eating, the following scenario might sound familiar: You’ve worked hard all day to follow your post-weight loss surgery eating and exercise guidelines. You’ve eaten lots of lean protein, gone to the gym, and hit your goal for water intake. You’ve had a good day overall, but

Obesity and Trauma

Obesity and Trauma: When the Body Cries Out

November 10, 2017 · 0 comments

Obesity is often referred to as an epidemic in the United States, and with good reason, as more than 1 in 3 American adults are classified as obese[1].  Many of us sought out weight loss surgery to help with our obesity, as we tried many other methods prior to this,

Negative Labels

5 Negative Labels Bariatric Patients Love to Use

November 6, 2017 · 0 comments

If you've ever met with a nutritionist, you know the importance of reading food labels. The labels tell us important facts about what’s inside the package. The closer we pay attention to food labels, the better we are at making healthy choices. But, what about the “labels” we use to

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Keeping Yourself Motivated After Bariatric Surgery

October 25, 2017 · 0 comments

Motivation!  This topic is one that people LOVE to discuss, and one that many people struggle with. "I need motivation." "Ugh, I'm not motivated to do anything." "How do I get motivated?" "How do I stay motivated?" "I'm so not motivated." The thing is motivation is not lost and it's

Long-Term Successful WLS Patient

7 Tips from a Long-Term Successful WLS Patient

October 23, 2017 · 0 comments

My life completely changed on November 16th, 2001. I had been researching weight loss surgery for a couple of years prior to finally making my appointment for a consultation, and I had a laundry list of things I wanted to achieve. At the top of that list were the hopes

From Failure To Focus

Changing Your Mindset from Failure to Focus

October 16, 2017 · 0 comments

When I regained weight and first realized that weight loss surgery wasn’t enough, I had regained 50 pounds. I felt like a complete and utter FAILURE. What I didn't know then and what I know now is that I needed to switch up my mindset from failure to focus. I

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10 Ways to Accept Yourself at Any Weight

October 2, 2017 · 0 comments

So many of us struggle with weight, acceptance, and self-love. Society can be brutal, and expectations are hard to live up to. Social media has thrown a huge wrench into the mix, and now everyone seems to be in a frenzy to try to keep up with photo-shopped images of

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