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Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico – How to Save Money While Staying Safe

Mexico has the highest obesity rates in the world, with 32.8% of the population being obese. This has led to higher obesity-related diseases, with government trying new experiments to somehow curb sugar consumption. Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases and some forms of cancers are all related to obesity. A bariatric surgery sometimes can be a medical necessity, and […]

Stress Less for Bigger Losses !

Folks, it’s time to check our stress levels. This is a very stressful time of year so let’s make a mental note of how we are all feeling. When we stress, we raise adrenaline levels.   Chronic stress can lead to the higher levels of the hormone cortisol, and persistent high levels of cortisol plays […]

The Seasonal Survivor Guide

How to stay healthy on the run up to Christmas. Who doesn’t get overwhelmed with all we have to do at Christmas and the entire “run up” to it?  Who doesn’t end up feeling absolutely stressed and worn out ? which leads to over-consumption of calories, mostly because we need more energy.  Another issue is […]

Creating a Stress-Free Holiday – Bariatric Edition

The holidays are among us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to quite the load of stress.  After all, you likely have several invitations to gatherings collecting on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of […]

Overcome a WLS Stall or Plateau

Everything is going great post bariatric surgery and then out of the blue the numbers on the scale don’t seem to be moving any more ?   I am not discussing the very “early days” where your body is trying to re-calibrate, but longer term when you start to doubt that the losses will begin […]

WLS People ! Halloween Candy Still In Your House ?

How’s it going with all of that Halloween candy that’s still in your house ? I want all our bariatric peeps to think about that candy as cheap and very bad for you – full of palm oil garbage (P.O.G. for short) but even the strongest of us have fallen prey to a KitKat here […]

Chia and Hemp and Bariatric Patients

Are Chia and Hemp Seeds Worth the Hype to Bariatric Patients ? There always seems to be a new “It” food – have you noticed ? Over the past few years we have all listened a lot to the magic powers of quinoa, kale, turmeric – and the list goes on and on. So what […]

Signs you’ve had bariatric surgery

I’d love to hear what you’d like to add to my list…. I love poking around all those forums out there and also to anything related to Bariatric Surgery or WLS and a lot of the time I will find something that resonates with me.  You know about all those “10 signs you were raised […]

Bariatric Terminology and Abbreviations

For all our bariatric newbies …. So you have just started researching bariatric surgery and you come across a forum with like-minded people and all of a sudden you find yourself in the midst of a pile of abbreviations and terminology and short-cuts that makes about zero sense to you.  I thought it would be […]

Regain Following Bariatric Surgery

Non compliance is always the main reason for any regains post bariatric surgery. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let’s dive in ! I have lots of messages and emails related to plateaus and stalls and regains during this time of the year.  I think people are getting revved up for the […]

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