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Letting go of the scale

Letting go of the scale

When you are born, one of the first characteristics about you that is announced to the world is your weight. It is everywhere, even when you are a baby. 
Reward System after Bariatric Surgery

Reward System after Bariatric Surgery

As a bariatric patient, it is an amazing feeling when you hit your goals. This is a lifestyle change and we work so hard to change the way we look at food and exercise. One thing I have learned on this journey is how important it is to have a reward system after weight loss surgery. This is a long process and I truly believe we must reward ourselves for the progress we are making.
Substitutions for Soda after Weight Loss Surgery

Substitutions for Soda after Weight Loss Surgery

After bariatric surgery, you should avoid soda no matter what. In my opinion, this was probably one of the hardest things to give up. When you spend most of your life being morbidly obese, you become addicted to foods and beverages.
Spring is near!

Spring is near!

It is officially March which means Spring is almost here! When you are on a weight loss surgery journey, one of the most important things you can do is get up and move. During the winter months, it can be challenging to get the initiative to do this. It feels so much darker and it can be easy to just sit on the couch all day. Spring brings new life which gives so much fresh energy that we all need on a weight loss surgery journey.
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. 
Meditation after weight loss surgery

Meditation after weight loss surgery

Have you ever tried meditating? If you recently had weight loss surgery, you might want to give it a shot. After bariatric surgery, your brain might be stuck in your old ways. You physically might not be hungry, but you will mentally think you are. Food addiction is a very real thing and it is important that you address the issue head on.
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.
How to make sure you don’t gain weight when stuck at home

How to make sure you don’t gain weight when stuck at home

We are living an interesting life these days. Many of us are staying home as much as possible, which can make losing weight tricky for some people. It can be extremely frustrating, especially if you have been doing really well on your weight loss journey beforehand. As a weight loss surgery patient, you must take the time to figure out what works for you to ensure you stay on the right path.
New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

The New Year is approaching! I know many of us are ready to say goodbye to 2020. With a new year comes new beginnings. If you are struggling to get back on track, use this time to press reset. However, make sure you set attainable resolutions. Sometimes all you need to do is make small changes to make a big impact. Here are a few small changes you can make in the New Year that will have a huge impact on your health.
Healthier Fall Treats

Healthier Fall Treats

It is Fall! That means there are so many tasty treats out there. It can be hard this time of year for bariatric patients. We can often feel like we are missing out because we cannot enjoy these treats like our friends can. Well, I have good news! Bariatric Food Source has some great options that are low sugar and high protein. They are great choices if you are struggling to get through the holidays.