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,…

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…

10 Tips for Success With Bariatric Surgery

Whether you’re researching weight loss surgery, a pre-op, or post-op patient, helpful tips with bariatric surgery are good to have to keep in mind. Even for new or long-term post-ops, I hope these tips will support you as reminders for your journey. 1. Focus on making your meals smaller and eating slower Both the sleeve…

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Life After WLS & Food Funerals

Although this may sound like a weird rite of passage, it isn’t. It happens to just about everyone who is about to have weight loss surgery. There is a lot of hype and fear around giving up certain foods when individuals embark on the journey of bariatric surgery. This can be a very overwhelming time.…

Emotional eating and weight loss surgery

Patients who pursue weight loss surgery are motivated by common factors such as eliminating medications, looks, remission of comorbidities such as high blood pressure or diabetes, and reduction in pain. The process of preparing for weight loss surgery can feel overwhelming with the number of doctor appointments, tests, and absorbing all of the new information…

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What is a gastric bypass?

The gastric bypass is currently one of the most common procedures for weight loss. Gastric bypass is a procedure where the stomach is separated a few inches below the stomach entrance. It leaves a small remaining stomach, a “pouch,” which holds about 15ml and serves as a container for the food supplied. The small intestine…