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Common Weight Loss Surgery Terms to Know for Support Groups and Chat

Common Weight Loss Surgery Terms to Know for Support Groups and Chat

ASMBS – American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery BA – Breast Augmentation BL – Breast Lift CW – Current Weight DS – Duodenal Switch FDL – Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck HW – Heaviest Weight/High Weight LW – Lowest Weight NSV – Non-scale Victory Nut – Nutritionist Panni – Panniculectomy PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCP…

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Choosing the Right Blender for Bariatric Nutrition Plans

Choosing the Right Blender for Bariatric Nutrition Plans

Why Do We Need a Blender? After bariatric surgery our stomach is much like an infant’s. While it’s healing we need to start from the beginning to learn how to eat.  We are placed on special nutrition plans by our surgeons and nutritionists. The plans vary from surgeon to surgeon, but some things are certain:…

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Good Stuff for Sticking to the Plan – Bathroom Scale

Good Stuff for Sticking to the Plan – Bathroom Scale

Bathroom Scale Most bariatric programs will tell you to ignore the scale, but waiting until your next appointment to see your progress is frustrating. Most of us blow off that sage advice within a few months after surgery. If you have a scale that works, there is no need to buy a new one. If…

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Food Prep Essentials – Four Ounce Containers with Locking Lids

Food Prep Essentials – Four Ounce Containers with Locking Lids

Meal prep and portion control are essential to the success of any diet plan, especially for bariatric patients.  There is not a bariatric patient who hasn’t spent money on several types of food storage containers before settling on one. After testing tens of different types of storage containers we have a favorite. These nifty 4…

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One Week Activity Challenge for the Activity Challenged

One Week Activity Challenge for the Activity Challenged

The transformation from being a sedentary person to any kind of activity isn’t a natural change. Being mindful of the need to move around is something that needs brain training before it can become a habit.  Little mindfulness challenges remind the brain to move around more often. Challenge your mind to make your body move. Don’t worry about a…

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5 Tips to Stay on Plan While Traveling

5 Tips to Stay on Plan While Traveling

Past trips have been full of eating out and indulging too much. Break that habit! Do these five things to stick with your plan, and to get right back on track when you return. Plan Ahead Sitting in the car for hours upon hours is boring. It is tempting to snack the whole way. Planning ahead works! Pack…

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Fajitas – A Perfect Choice When Dining Out

Fajitas – A Perfect Choice When Dining Out

While vacationing in the Southwest the food choices are pretty good. Southwest cuisine is a weakness for many which can ruin solid progress. Fear not: Rediscover fajitas! At lunch, order chicken fajitas without tortillas or cheese. The sizzling hot peppers, onions and chicken are delicious. Add pinto beans, a tablespoon of guacamole and a tablespoon of sour cream if you want to…

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How to Stick to Your Plan on Road Trips

How to Stick to Your Plan on Road Trips

Road trips are great, unless they happen at a time when a strict diet regimen needs to be followed. I was 6 months out from RNY surgery when I embarked with a friend on a 2 week road trip, I worried how to handle the fast food temptations and restaurants with Southwestern cuisine that I love,…

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