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My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Childhood Obesity: Will a Tax on Soda Help Curb the Trend?

Much has been said and much has been written about soda being bad for our health. Scientific evidence has shown that sugar-sweetened drinks are the single greatest source of calories in the United States. And the average American drinks about 50 gallons of... Read moreChevron

posted 10/17/2014, comments (0)|
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Erica is passionate about healthy living, traveling, and journalism.

Join HealthCentral’s #HealthTipsChat to Kick Off ObesityWeek 2014

HealthCentral is pleased to announce we will be hosting an obesity #HealthTipsChat tweet chat on Wednesday, October 29, from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

The tweet chat will be moderated by Dr. Martin Binks from The Obesity Society and Binks... Read moreChevron

posted 10/16/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

My Bariatric Life Serious Complication from Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss

This sharepost is part of a series about total body contouring plastic surgery that My Bariatric Life underwent following massive weight loss.    

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posted 10/16/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Promoting Weight Loss in Children

The Parental Help is on the Way Approach to Promoting Weight Loss in Children 

I grew up at the tail end of the, “children should be seen but not heard,” and “do as I say but not as I do” parenting era. The hypocrisy of it all still had a heartbeat, but it was slowing. For... Read moreChevron

posted 10/15/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

LAP-Band Surgery Patient Success Story


  

Like most of us, Terri Wehling struggled for years to lose weight. She tried every diet known. And like most of us,... Read moreChevron

posted 10/14/2014, comments (0)|

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