Four Ways to Overcome Head Hunger

Do you find yourself wanting to eat multiple times throughout the day? Have you ever stopped and asked yourself: Why am I eating right now? Am I really hungry? Our body needs fuel (calories) and nutrients (macro and micronutrients) to function properly, but sometimes we want to eat for reasons other than physical needs and…

After The WLS Honeymoon Is Over

The first 12 months after my surgery, my WLS honeymoon was magical. I felt like a child, discovering everything for the first time again and loving it! It was like getting a second chance at life. I was very fortunate because my obsessive thoughts about food completely lifted for a period of time. I was given this…

Let’s talk about obesity

What is Obesity? Though we all use the terms “fat” and “obese” casually in conversation, there is a medical definition of the condition and yes, obesity is considered a health “condition.” “Obesity” specifically refers to an excessive amount of body fat. “Overweight” refers to an excessive amount of body weight that includes muscle, bone, fat,…

A brief history of bariatric surgery

Obesity has been a problem since medieval times, but only in the latter 20 years, it has been recognized as a worldwide epidemic. Treating obesity is challenging and difficult, but surgery has led to an increased success and novel insights on the pathophysiology of obesity. Several surgical techniques have been developed during the last 50…

What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

Most people are usually curious as what to expect after weight loss surgery. How fast people lose weight after the surgery usually depends on the specific type of weight loss surgery they have had, including how well they follow their doctor’s advice regarding their diet, lifestyle, and exercise guidelines. Another factor is that there are…