Diet or Fad Diets

By |2017-03-28T18:46:14+00:00March 28th, 2017|Categories: AHA|Tags: , , , , , |

How many diets have you tried? What is a diet? A particular selection of food, especially as designed or prescribed to improve a person's physical condition or to prevent or treat a disease: a diet low in sugar. What is a fad diet? A fad diet is a diet that promises quick weight loss through what is usually [...]

Bariatric surgery and family support

By |2017-03-28T14:20:54+00:00March 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Your decision to save your life with bariatric surgery "Saving my life is what matters to me." This is how some people may start their weight loss surgery. Most bariatric surgery candidates start considering weight loss surgery when they have hit rock bottom with their health and weight. Most will have the "AHA" moment and opt [...]

Food addiction and bariatric patients

By |2017-07-15T16:14:35+00:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Facts, Featured, Personal Experiences|

What is food addiction? What is food addiction? Is food considered a real addiction? The answer is yes. Food addiction is very much a real disorder.  Here is the definition of food addictions: Scientifically, food addiction is a cluster of chemical dependencies on specific foods or food in general; after the ingestion of high palatable foods such as sugar, excess fat and/or salt the [...]

Battling your mind over food

By |2017-03-20T04:06:04+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Are you really hungry? Mind over matter Mind over matter is extremely difficult; a daily challenge. Taste buds have changed and foods once lusted over now taste terrible. A new sensation occurs during weight loss surgery; taste buds become hyper sensitive and may be a side affect from the surgery and one's body changing constantly. Eating [...]

Amy’s Crab Cake Burgers

By |2017-04-08T00:42:08+00:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Cookbook|Tags: , |

Ingredients Seafood 1 lb Lump Crab meat Produce 1/4 cup Chives 1/2 Lemon Juice Refrigerated 1 Egg, large Condiments 1 tbsp Dill pickle relish 1/2 cup Mayonnaise 1 tbsp Worcestershire Baking & Spices 1 Black pepper, Freshly ground 1 Kosher salt 1 tbsp Old bay seasoning Bread & Baked Goods 1/3 cup Breadcrumbs Substitute lettuce of [...]

Meet Amy – From Lap Band to Duodenal Switch

By |2017-03-15T19:05:07+00:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Featured|

Hello friends and family… I say this because once you start on this journey everyone you encounter in an online group, support meeting, or even out in public will in some capacity become a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, a mind to answer questions you are not sure of the answers to, and [...]

Fitness lifestyle after bariatric surgery

By |2017-03-19T19:12:11+00:00February 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Some of us are very anxious to start working out and some of us don't know where to begin. We just under went serious surgery but the doctors expect us to be active right away. Walking is the key word when beginning your weight-loss surgery.  Here are some useful tips: POST SURGERY WORKOUT Work out a [...]

Drastic weightloss and your gallbladder

By |2017-03-02T03:06:17+00:00February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

There are a series of medial checks that have to be conducted before going into weight-loss surgery. There many factors the surgeon has to take into consideration before conducting weight-loss surgery. It took me almost two months to complete all of my medical requirements. Stressful and time consuming but all so worth it at the end. [...]

Top 10 Tips for Post Bariatric Surgery

By |2017-04-08T11:50:23+00:00January 14th, 2017|Categories: Facts, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Getting ready for your bariatric surgery? The following are the top 10 tips everyone should know for post bariatric surgery. These 10 tips will help better understand the upcoming body changes one may encounter. Top 10 tips After surgery when you start drinking more and eating soft foods; once you are done eating stand up and [...]

Understanding Change? Body and Mind.

By |2016-12-08T20:45:40+00:00December 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

December - Day 341 of 365: I have been reading and watching social media closely lately on weight loss stories. I am came across this new body activism and body shaming causes. I have always known there has been discrimination against the overweight person; but I never new that there were body shammers out there or [...]