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3 things new bariatric post-ops can do now to avoid regain later

Let me start this off by saying that one of my biggest pet peeves is what I call “newbie regain gawking.” That is, watching longer-term post-ops like a hawk for the purposes of “avoiding the mistakes that led to their regain.” Because…you know…nothing makes me feel better than thinking about being someone else’s cautionary tale… But that’s not to say there …

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Three steps to taking a compliment after massive weight loss: A no-fail guide

Far too many post-ops do NOT know how to accept a compliment. I’ve learned this in my 10 years since surgery. It’s actually fairly important that you do learn to accept a compliment, mostly because it’s a part of being respectful of others, but also it’s an important part of building up your self-esteem. So let’s start with the three-step method …

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Three LIES we tell ourselves about healthy eating

At the risk of sounding like a hater…when we start to eat healthfully we get some really screwed up notions about eating. And I get it. The things we have to tell ourselves to get by and yadda. Usually I don’t make much of some of the beliefs I hear expressed. But, frankly, some of them are biting us in …

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5 Signs You Need to See a Bariatric Dietitian

I’m going to make a confession. Working with a dietitian, historically, has not been one of my favorite parts of the bariatric journey. I’m a rebel, Foodies! I don’t want anyone telling me what to do. And telling me what to EAT? Get outta here! But if there’s one truth I’ve had to accept above all others in my 9+ …

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5 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Weight Loss Mojo

First off all let me say that I have made every mistake a person can make after weight loss surgery. I have: obsessed over food (to the point where I basically had an eating disorder) neglected my vitamins and follow-up care (and a few deficiencies resulted…lesson learned!) totally rebelled against healthy eating (and had both the little and big bounce-back weight as a result) …

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Four Hard Truths I Had to Accept After Weight Loss Surgery

They say when you have weight loss surgery, they operate on your stomach and not your head. Most of the time when I hear this said it’s pertaining to hunger, appetite and eating. But it’s true in so many ways. I don’t know about you guys, but there were ways I was much more balanced as an obese person than …

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7 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re a Food Addict

Disclaimer: This post contains the experiences of a person who identifies as a food addict. The information in this post is not meant to replace advice from a medical or mental health professional. If you or someone you love is struggling with food addiction, please seek immediate medical attention! I was scrolling through Facebook yesterday and I came across an article …

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