Health & Wellness

weight a casual topic of conversation

Why is Weight a Casual Topic of Conversation?

March 7, 2018 · 0 comments

A co-worker asked me last week in the hospital cafeteria,“Did you stop working out?” A few months ago, another colleague in the O.R. told me, “You look way too skinny.” Shortly after those comments, a former co-resident at a national meeting of Bariatric surgeons said to me “You used to

joint replacements

Obesity, Bariatric Surgery & Joint Replacements: Pre-Surgical Weight Loss

February 12, 2018 · 0 comments

For millions of Americans, osteoarthritis is a very painful way of life. For a good number of those, joint replacement is the only gateway to finding relief from the debilitating aches and agonizing discomfort. So, imagine the disappointment when patients hear that they cannot find relief from their daily suffering

Fasting After Bariatric Surgery

Fasting After Bariatric Surgery: The Pros and Cons

February 5, 2018 · 0 comments

I'm regularly asked by many long-term post-op patients if fasting after bariatric surgery a good addition to their WLS journey? There can be pros and cons to fasting after bariatric surgery. While some think this is a great way to shed a few extra pounds, there may not be as many

Dating After Bariatric Surgery

Dating After Bariatric Surgery: When & How To Tell About WLS

January 29, 2018 · 0 comments

“Bob. Single, professional, 42 y.o., 5’9”, 227 pounds (down from 320 pounds since my VSG last year!), likes long walks on the beach and golden retrievers.” Would you swipe yes or no?  I suppose it depends on the circumstances. When Should I Start Dating? Many of my patients have asked

goodbye letter to my stomach

A WLS Pre-Op: Break-Up and Goodbye Letter To My Stomach

January 12, 2018 · 0 comments

Sharing My Personal Goodbye Letter To My Stomach My name is Crystal and I am 45 years old. I am a member of ObesityHelp.com as Crystalcandoit.  I have been struggling with my weight my entire life. I was that overweight child, that became an obese teenager, and then became a

happy healthy holidays

Your Survival Guide for Happy Healthy Holidays!

December 22, 2017 · 0 comments

The ObesityHelp Team wishes a Happy Healthy Holidays season to all of the ObesityHelp Community members, visitors and social media followers! We appreciate you! You've worked hard all year for your weight loss, weight maintenance, health improvements, and the many other weight loss surgery successes you've achieved. Don't let the

muscle growth

How to Eat for Muscle Growth After Bariatric Surgery

December 13, 2017 · 0 comments

I was over the moon when I received an email that someone had requested I write on this topic! The world of fitness after bariatric surgery is a new and sometimes overwhelming world indeed. I guarantee you this, you’ll never regret building a fit and strong physique. With that being

getting myself back

Getting Myself Back After WLS

December 6, 2017 · 0 comments

The title is a little bit misleading because I was never really lost. I wasn't really getting myself back because I've never changed who I am as a person. However, I was aware of the changes in thoughts and opinions of those around me, and I became more aware as

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4 Meaningful Ways To Celebrate Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017 · 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving to you from the ObesityHelp team! Thank you for being a member of the ObesityHelp Community, visiting the website, or being part of our social media network, and sharing your experiences and support. Today begins the Holiday season. It is a fun time of year with the celebrations,

fit without a gym membership

10 Tips To Get Fit Without A Gym Membership

November 20, 2017 · 0 comments

After spending the summer hiking, kayaking, swimming, walking outdoors, and enjoying activities outside, does the thought of taking your workout indoors with the cooler months seem disheartening? Perhaps the thought of having to join a gym comes to mind. Fear not! Your workout does not have to come to an

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