Category Archives: After Weight Loss Surgery

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 …

Is Fast Food Ever OK After Bariatric Surgery?

When we think of dieting, the last thing we think of is fast food. And there is good reason to support that. Fast food has traditionally been loaded with fat, carbs, sugar, and just about anything that you would consider …

How to Manage Food Cravings after Bariatric Surgery?

Food cravings can feel like the enemy, but they are a very normal, healthy bodily response. Rather than trying to suppress them at all costs, learning how to manage them is an important part of the post-operative bariatric lifestyle.

Managing Relationship Changes after Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery can be the restart button someone suffering from obesity truly needs. Physical and emotional obstacles that once stood as barriers to a happier, healthier life are broken down, allowing for new opportunities and aspirations. The effects bariatric …

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