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Habits of Successful Bariatric Patients

I’ve had the priveldge of working with bariatric surgery patients for a decade (at the time of this post). During this time, I’ve learned what habits my most successful patients change in their life, and stick to long-term. I try not to “get on my soap box” too often when I’m counseling pre-op patients, but at […]

No Dining Out Challenge

Okay Bariatric Pre Ops and Post Ops, so before you start making excuses and complaining how busy you are this week or that you can’t cook, hear me out! Eating at home does require more time and effort, but can we talk about some of the positive sides for a few minutes instead?   Homemade […]

Bariatric Post Ops, Snack Responsibly

 Post Ops, snacking is very important! Snacks have such a bad reputation… and for a good reason considering what MOST people consider a snack!   Between the stops at the vending machine and the grab-and-go at the gas station- most people are grabbing whatever is fast, sugary, and convenient.   However- if you’re doing it […]

Time to Talk about Sugar – Bariatric Patients

Hey Bariatric Pre Ops and Post Ops!  Are you craving sugar ?  Let’s chat… Do you know how much sugar you eat during the day (be honest!), and then use ingredient labels or simply Google how many grams of sugar each food has and count.  The World Health Organization recommends about 25g (or less!) added sugar […]

Rise and Shine and Eat Breakfast Please. Bariatric Patients

Are you one of the 12% that don’t eat breakfast or one of the more than 50% of people who skip it at least once a week!?  Post op bariatric patients need to take breakfast very seriously please. I’m sure you’ve heard this a hundred times….but breakfast REALLY is the most important meal of the […]

Bariatric Patients – my clothes are too big

Hey Bariatric Pre Ops and Post Ops! Doesn’t it feel so good to clean out your closet and get rid of those old clothes that are just taking up space!? How about finally letting go of those pants you’ve been hanging on to forever! Let’s face it, they don’t fit you any more. You are […]

Are you chewing enough? Bariatric Surgery

Hey Bariatric Pre Ops and Post Ops!   Have you ever sat down to eat with someone and 30 seconds later they managed to eat their entire meal?     Or…have YOU ever been guilty of that!? Gasp!  Chewing your food not only allows you to appreciate and savor the taste of that delicious food, […]

Taking Care of Yourself Post WLS

Unfortunately many bariatric patients will find themselves in this same predicament.  They have spent so much time preparing for the actual surgery and the build up to it, and they have not thought about “what comes next” and what the body needs to lose weight and to keep it off.  Bariatric surgery is just a […]

Traveling to Mexico for Bariatric Surgery ?

Are you considering having your Bariatric Surgery in Mexico.  You are then one of the thousands of people from all over the world who turn to Mexico to provide them with the most experienced coordinators and facilitators, surgeons and nursing teams who have been treating patients for many years. You should ask questions such as: […]


The Holidays are the perfect time to be with family, friends, and co-workers celebrating at different restaurants and homes. How can you make good choices when traveling and dining out? Some easy tips to follow: Go online and review the menu PRIOR TO arriving at the restaurant so you can choose without pressure. Avoid alcohol […]

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