Category Archives: After Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Doesn’t Change How You Think; You Must

You’ve heard it before. Bariatric surgery is just a tool. But it also requires serious psychological changes that aren’t always easy to process. Like any other life-changing decision, you must think about your mindset and intentions before having bariatric surgery. …

Starting a Gym Routine

You’ve done it. You made a monumental decision and took the first giant step in changing your life. You’ve turned it upside down. You just had weight loss surgery, and now, you must keep walking the path. It’s simple enough …

Four Habits That Are Jeopardizing Your Weight Loss Results

The weight loss process is a lifelong fight against the chronic disease of obesity. It is a fight you must take on every day yet it’s easy to go off-track. As such, you need to give yourself the best odds …

Better Workouts After Bariatric Surgery

You are now on your weight loss journey and have begun making it a priority to get in a daily workout.  Some think that you’re accomplishing a successful workout routine if you go to the gym and sweat.  Wrong! It …

The Psychological Component of Recovery After Surgery

We have our postoperative paperwork, our check-sheets, our prescriptions, and lots of phone numbers in case we need something. More importantly, we have our comfy chair, maybe someone to wait on us with our favorite smoothie, and uninterrupted Netflix. This …

Dealing With Plateaus After Bariatric Surgery

Unfortunately, with bariatric surgery or not, we will always experience setbacks in our quest for better health. At times when progress slows, we can feel like failures. Nothing is more frustrating than plateauing after bariatric surgery, having had months or …

Where Caffeine Fits in to Your Post-Op Lifestyle

Before bariatric surgery we may not have thought twice about having a few cups of coffee or some tea. Caffeine was only a concern as we got closer to bed and worried about staying up all night. However, caffeine must …

Maintaining Muscle Mass after Bariatric Surgery

While our quest for health and wellness didn’t begin with bariatric surgery, it may have very well been the jumpstart we needed to start looking at our lives and our health through a different lens. Of course, the naysayers would …

Tackling Takeout While Trying to Make Better Lifestyle Choices

It seems for years we’ve had people shouting at us to “eat this,” but “definitely not that.” While in theory it’s a terrific mantra, sometimes you’re faced with options that simply don’t fit into any wellness program on the planet. …

Why Weight Loss Surgery Is Not the Easy Way Out

A common reason patients postpone their weight loss procedure revolves around their misconception of weight loss surgery being “the easy way out.” This can be exacerbated by the stigma that surrounds weight loss surgery and obesity more generally. Oftentimes, when …

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