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Dear Bariatric Foodie: Is it ok to food police my weight loss surgery friends?

Dear Bariatric Foodie is a blog series where we tackle questions received from folks in the Foodie Nation. If you have a question you’d like to see covered, email [email protected] The advice given in this article is not professional advice and should not be used to replace the advice of a medical or mental health professional. So I see this …

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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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3 Things Bariatric Post-Ops Need to Stop Doing in 2016

(WOOOOOOOOOSAHHHHHH) That’s me bracing myself for the potential backlash of this post. But I don’t care! I am a part of the bariatric community, which means I am in this community, which means I see the many ways we invent to torture ourselves after surgery. And enough is enough. 2016 needs to be the year where we love ourselves. And if you …

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How to Calculate your % of Excess Body Weight Lost

The scale? Is the DEBBIL! Well wait. Let me qualify that statement. If the scale is tumbling in a downward motion, showing you consistent and impressive losses day after day, week after week, without interruption, then the scale probably isn’t the DEBBIL to you. And then there’s the rest of us. True fact. I actually no longer own a scale. …

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Five Ways to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

Before we get into the tips I’ve amassed for you, let’s deal with one small thing. I know you all. Somewhere out there is a person – might be a pre-op, might be a new post-op – who is thinking, “But, but, but…you can’t overeat after surgery, right???” Breathe. You breathing? Ok. Let’s talk. While surgery makes it harder to overeat, …

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Food for Thought: My Success is More Than A Number on a Scale!

I shared a guest post I wrote on the blog of Dr. Arya Sharma. Shortly after, I gott an email that said the following: “How much did you weigh before? What do you weigh now? How tall are you?” No hi. No “this is who I am and this is why I am asking.” So let’s put aside for a moment …

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