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Dining Out After Bariatric Surgery

For most Americans eating out is a common experience and has become more and more frequent with everyone’s busy schedule. With a little planning and thoughtful ordering you can eat out while still continuing your new healthy way of eating.  Don’t forget everything you have been working on at home and apply it to your … Continue reading

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EMOTIONAL EATING AND COMMON FOOD CHALLENGES AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

People tend to bury their feelings in food. Food is often used as a comfort source for many emotions. It’s like our best friend. Bariatric surgery provides a tool to control your portion sizes and combined with our program, can teach you to choose your foods wisely. Bariatric surgery does not change your life in … Continue reading

Holiday Eating after Weight Loss Surgery

 Traditionally, the holiday season spanning November into the New Year is especially challenging for weight control.   The winter season evokes cravings for “comfort” foods characterized by warm, soothing meals rich in fat and carbohydrates, or sweet baked goods with their enticing aromas.   If you’re in a quandary as to how to navigate through … Continue reading

Strength Training for Beginners

Calling all strength-training beginners: Get started on getting stronger with this plan. By Sarah Richards Ideally, a strength workout should include 8 to 10 exercises targeting the major muscle groups. Beginners can start out by using two sets of dumbbells (3 to 5 pounds and 8 to 12 pounds) or a set of resistance bands. … Continue reading

Meeting Your Protein Requirements After Bariatric Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery.Photo Credit Fuse/Fuse/Getty Images   Bariatric surgery helps patients lose weight by blocking calorie absorption and restricting stomach size, says University of Wisconsin Health. Maintain your health and avoid losing lean muscle mass during rapid weight loss by consuming 60 to 80 grams of protein every day for the rest of your life. … Continue reading

Craving: great or eager desire; yearning

Whether you are preparing for surgery or you are focusing on weight loss/maintenance after surgery, cravings can pose a challenge in your everyday life. Cravings can be the result of not eating the right foods or not following a proper meal schedule. They can also be the result of stress, boredom, your environment or bad … Continue reading

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Relationship Challenges before and after Weight-loss Surgery

The weight-loss surgery journey is one of the most profound changes in our lives. Following nutrition, an exercise and follow-up program may be hard work, but the most challenging daily adjustment is, “the way people treat me differently.” She burst into tears. Why? I had just walked into the hospital room, saying “your nurse tells … Continue reading

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