Simple answer: it depends, but here are some guidelines and averages. Many factors determine how much weight an individual will lose after weight loss surgery, including: How well you stick to your nutrition plan The type of surgery you’ve had How much excess weight you have to lose The type of pre-op diet your nutritionist […]
This good looking food scale has great reviews, it has all of the features we could need or want and it is inexpensive!
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
I do have one regret: that I didn’t do it sooner. I am 52 and have missed out on so much because of my weight and all of the related health problems. I am grateful for the surgery and feel better than I have in years.