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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.
The first Christmas after Bariatric Surgery

The first Christmas after Bariatric Surgery

I remember it like it was yesterday. My first Christmas after bariatric surgery was completely different than what I was used to. You wouldn’t think it would make this much of an impact on my life, but it did. 
Non-Scale Victories

Non-Scale Victories

Yesterday, I woke up and stepped on the scale and did not see any movement. I felt discouraged and sat there and evaluated everything I had done the day before to see what I needed to do differently. I was really frustrated because I have been working extremely hard. I went on with my day and continued to make healthy choices, even though I was feeling really down.
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.
Friendships after Weight Loss Surgery

Friendships after Weight Loss Surgery

Congratulations! You decided to have weight loss surgery to turn your life around and begin a new healthy lifestyle. More than likely you feel amazing and you are healthier than you have ever been before. You are doing things for the first time and crushing your goals. There is something so empowering about this journey.
Measurements after Weight Loss Surgery

Measurements after Weight Loss Surgery

After weight loss surgery, you will be tracking how much weight you lose and it will feel amazing watching the scale go down. However, there will come a time when the scale slows down and you must be prepared for that. As bariatric patients, we sometimes get obsessed with the scale. It is important to remember that the scale is not everything and there are other victories on this journey.
Alcoholism after Weight Loss Surgery

Alcoholism after Weight Loss Surgery

As weight loss surgery patients, we often times struggle with food addiction. This is something you see a lot in the bariatric community so it is important that we talk about it.
Why are you cold after weight loss surgery?

Why are you cold after weight loss surgery?

As with all surgeries, weight loss surgery comes with side effects. Some of those side effects can be strange. One of the most interesting side effects is that you can be a lot colder after surgery. You might not notice it at first, but it is something many bariatric patients are faced with.