Tag Archive: gastric bypass

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 27

How Much Weight Will I Lose After Weight-Loss Surgery?

Determining your potential weight loss from weight-loss surgery is simple math, based on success data — averages for all procedures, not just gastric bypass. Gastric-bypass patients generally enjoy the most weight loss, even a little higher than the average used below. Results are based on your weight at two years post surgery. I enjoyed doing the …

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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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Mar 13

You Have to Stop Losing Weight, NOW

“You have to stop losing weight,” my nurse said. “If you lose any more your insurance may not approve your surgery.” The date was my four-month visit, of my six-month pre-gastric-bypass-surgery program. The problem was my BMI (body mass index) and the success I was having with my supervised pre-op program. I’d lost weight, which was necessary for …

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