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Essentials Needed after Weight Loss Surgery

Essentials Needed after Weight Loss Surgery

If you are pre-op getting ready for weight loss surgery, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed. There is a lot to do to get ready for your new life and you might not know where to start. I remember feeling really stressed that I did not know what to get beforehand to help me on my journey. I knew I needed to prepare for the liquid stage, but I was completely out of the loop with other tools and resources that would help me. 
Eating Schedule after Weight Loss Surgery

Eating Schedule after Weight Loss Surgery

After weight loss surgery, your eating schedule should look different than what it has looked like your entire life. Bariatric patients are not able to eat as much after the procedure so it is critical that you use the time you have during the day wisely to ensure you get the proper nutrition.
Benefits of Quitting Sugar after Weight Loss Surgery

Benefits of Quitting Sugar after Weight Loss Surgery

After weight loss surgery, one of the most harmful things you can put into your body is sugar. You have probably heard people in the bariatric community talk about how you must consume a low sugar diet after surgery, but is it really that important? Today, we are going to explore the many benefits of saying goodbye to sugar after weight loss surgery.
Saying No to Sweets after Weight Loss Surgery

Saying No to Sweets after Weight Loss Surgery

If you are a sweet lover, weight loss surgery might be a little tough for you. This was probably one of the hardest transitions for me as a bariatric patient. I was always one that loved desserts. If I could, I would have a dessert after every meal. Sugar is by far the worst thing you can consume after weight loss surgery, which can be really challenging if you have spent your entire life addicted to it.
Following Bariatric Guidelines while on Vacation

Following Bariatric Guidelines while on Vacation

The weather is finally starting to warm up and we are all starting to come out of quarantine a little more. This means some people are starting to take vacations again. If you have recently had weight loss surgery or are still within your first year after the procedure, you might be a little nervous to take a little break and go somewhere. If you are like me, you might be a creature of habit and hopefully ever since your surgery, you have been forming new healthy habits that you are starting to make into your new routine. When we go on vacation, we are obviously out of our routine. 
Can you be vegetarian after weight loss surgery?

Can you be vegetarian after weight loss surgery?

If you are considering bariatric surgery, you probably have a lot of questions. A common question that gets asked by potential patients is whether or not it is safe to be vegetarian after surgery. We all know how different our lives are after weight loss surgery. There are so many things you have to be aware of and one of the most important things to remember is how important protein is after surgery. So, if protein is the number one food you need to make sure you are consuming, can you still get enough if you are vegetarian after bariatric surgery?
Flying while Overweight

Flying while Overweight

It’s the holiday season, which means there is a lot of travel going on. This used to cause me severe anxiety when I was at my heaviest because I felt like I could not travel to see my loved ones. Being almost 400 pounds, traveling was not my favorite thing to do. It might be a simple task for most people, but overweight individuals really struggle with the idea of traveling. 
Preparing for Thanksgiving

Preparing for Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year again. The time that a lot of bariatric patients dread because food is everywhere. Thanksgiving is a wonderful celebration with family and friends, but after weight loss surgery, it can be quite challenging. Life can be very different for bariatric patients because the way we look at food has to change. It takes time to truly learn your new lifestyle after the procedure, which can make the holiday season a little harder.
Going Back to Work after Weight Loss Surgery

Going Back to Work after Weight Loss Surgery

Having weight loss surgery comes with big changes. More than likely, you will take off a week or two from work after having the procedure. This is critical in your healing process and also just to get you mentally ready for all the changes. I remember the first few days to weeks after surgery, I enjoyed being alone because I did not want to be around food.
Eating Disorders after Weight Loss Surgery

Eating Disorders after Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is an amazing tool that provides so many people with success on their weight loss journey. Bariatric patients can drop weight extremely fast after surgery and it truly is an amazing feeling. However, this can also be a dangerous thing for patients because we can get obsessed with the scale. This can backfire and cause us to go to the complete other extreme after weight loss surgery.
Cleaning out your kitchen

Cleaning out your kitchen

I do not know what it is about Springtime but it is extremely freeing spending a day cleaning out your kitchen. I feel like throughout the colder months, I do a really bad job of collecting unhealthy junk food. By the time the sun comes out in the Spring, it rejuvenates me and makes me realize that I need to make some healthy changes in my kitchen. 
Sleep Eating

Sleep Eating

Have you ever heard of sleep eating? Well yes, it is a thing! Sleep related eating disorders are characterized by abnormal eating patterns during the night. There are two different types of sleep eating disorders we are going to focus on today: Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder and Night Eating Syndrome.