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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.
How to exercise without even realizing it

How to exercise without even realizing it

Weight loss surgery is a lifestyle change. You cannot simply just have the surgery and expect everything to get better overnight. You have to put in work to lose the weight and keep it off for good. So much of this journey is about what you are eating, but you cannot forget about the exercise portion of this as well.

 

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?
What are you going to do differently this year?

What are you going to do differently this year?

It’s the New Year, which means it is the perfect time to reflect on your life and where you want to improve. I think this is an activity you should be doing at all times throughout the year, but especially at the beginning when you feel renewed. There is a healthy way to do this activity though, because you do not want to go too extreme where it will backfire on you. There are so many times that I have set unrealistic resolutions and within a couple weeks, I have done more damage than good.
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.
Relationship Changes after Weight Loss Surgery

Relationship Changes after Weight Loss Surgery

After weight loss surgery, your life is completely different. You are eating differently, becoming more active, and just looking at life in a different way. More than likely, this will affect your relationships with other people. 
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.