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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. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.