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Relationship Challenges before and after Weight-loss Surgery by Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

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

10 Essentials to Build Body Esteem

Ten Essential Lessons To Build Body Esteem

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Body Contouring (Body Lift) Tummy Tuck Breast Lift Should You Have Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss? Many people who have lost 100 pounds or more are overjoyed at their success. After losing a lot of weight, though, you still may have loose, heavy folds of skin left as a reminder of your former self. Plastic … Continue reading

Enjoying Exercise and Staying Motivated for Bariatric Surgery Patients

The successful bariatric surgery patient regularly takes part in three main activities in their life after surgery: Follows an appropriate bariatric diet plan Actively participates in weight loss surgery support groups Follows a consistent and progressive exercise routine Two of these are easier to adhere to… If you don’t follow your diet plan, you will … Continue reading

Emotional Eating and Common Food Challenges

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 Tips after Bariatric Surgery

Be realistic with your weight loss goals  Do not always try to lose weight over the holidays – focus more on maintaining your weight and making small healthy changes Be active to maintain weight  Keep up with your bariatric exercise regimen. Walk around the mall while carrying your shopping bags for extra calorie burning. Make … Continue reading

Exercise: Staying Motivated and Enjoying Exercise

Goal Setting GOAL SETTING The best way to stay motivated to exercise is to set realistic and measurable goals for yourself.  Here are a few tips to help you build your goal setting skills. Goals should be your own. If you are trying to achieve someone else’s goal (e.g. “I’m participating in this program because … Continue reading

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

Exercise: Staying Motivated and Enjoying Exercise

GOAL SETTING The best way to stay motivated to exercise is to set realistic and measurable goals for yourself.  Here are a few tips to help you build your goal setting skills. Goals should be your own. If you are trying to achieve someone else’s goal (e.g. “I’m participating in this program because my husband … Continue reading

Exercise Before and After Weight-Loss Surgery

Exercise Before and After Weight-Loss Surgery By Cynthia Ramnarace Maintaining a fitness program before and after bariatric surgery puts you on the road to a healthy weight. Days after Holli Dunayer-Shalvoy’s gastric bypass surgery in 2005, she ventured out onto the beachside boardwalk near her Long Beach, New York, home. Her first walks were short, … Continue reading

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