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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. 
Why is Iron Important after WLS

Why is Iron Important after WLS

As you should already know, one thing you need to be aware of after weight loss surgery is the vitamin deficiencies you might have. This is something you need to take very seriously because it can be dangerous if you let it get too far. As a bariatric patient, it is critical that you are proactive in this and take your vitamins every day. One of the deficiencies that you need to be aware of is iron.
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.
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.

 

Postpartum Issues after Weight Loss Surgery

Postpartum Issues after Weight Loss Surgery

Having a baby and becoming a parent is a life changing event. There are so many beautiful moments and it is such an incredible feeling watching your baby grow. Postpartum is a journey in itself, but throw on top of that bariatric surgery, and it is even more complicated. Your body goes through so many changes after having a baby and I found that being a bariatric patient probably affected my experience as well.
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.
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.