Category Archive: Post Surgery Care & Challenges

May 16

Clean Up Your Act – You’ll Be Surprised

I’m sure there are many of you who stick to the rules. I did for two years. I never waivered. Then, I fell prey to what many weight-loss-surgery patients encounter — curiosity. What might I be able to eat, that’s a no-no? A little: Chocolate Bread Cookies As I pushed the limits more and more, …

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Feb 12

Eight Questions Five Months After Weight Loss Surgery

Back in Feb. of 2013, I had questions, lots of questions. I was just five months post weight-loss surgery and although I’d paid incredibly good attention during my six month educational period there was so much to remember and learn. I also experienced some challenges post-op that threw me for a loop. I wrote down …

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Sep 30

7 Common Weight-Loss Surgery Nutritional Problems and Prevention Tips

Weight-loss surgery (WLS)  patients who promote the belief that surgery and life after are bliss are, in my opinion, either the luckiest people around or are not telling the whole truth. Living life post WLS takes effort and there are bumps in the road. I also believe successes and challenges are primarily related to nutrition. I’m …

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Apr 06

Calorie Calculator to Help Maintain, Lose or Gain Weight After Weight-Loss Surgery

The calorie calculators shown below will help you determine a baseline for how many calories you need daily to: maintain current weight lose weight gain weight Visit with your dietitian/nutritionist before attempting to lose or gain weight. Other issues, beyond food/calorie intake may exist. If you don’t have a nutritionist/dietitian, your surgeon or hospital can certainly make recommendations/referrals. …

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Apr 02

Lying to Yourself is Living Dangerously – After Weight-Loss Surgery

Liar, liar, pants on fire . . . . . . Mine are burning up. When we fall off the wagon or sneak a little snack and fail to acknowledge our action, we’re basically lying to ourselves. And, we put ourselves right back into the danger zone that we lived pre surgery. What’s making me write …

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