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My Top 5 Regrets after Weight Loss Surgery

My Top 5 Regrets after Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery changed my life and I am so happy that I went through with it. There have been so many positive changes that came after my extreme weight loss and I am forever thankful for my lifelong tool. However, it was not always an easy journey. 
Gestational Diabetes after Weight Loss Surgery

Gestational Diabetes after Weight Loss Surgery

Are you pregnant after weight loss surgery? Congratulations! This is an exciting time, especially after bariatric surgery. So much has changed for you over the last several months post-op and now that you are expecting a little one, there is even more that you need to remember.
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.
Confidence During Summer Months as a Bariatric Patient

Confidence During Summer Months as a Bariatric Patient

Summertime is here, which means it is hot hot hot! As someone who has lived morbidly obese for most of my life, I can tell you I have spent most of my life dreading these months. The thought of wearing shorts has always given me anxiety. I have always been so self-conscious about the way I look, no matter how big or small I am. After bariatric surgery, it is hard to turn that mindset off. 
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.