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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!

Alex Brecher: 10-years after Lap-Band Success!

Alex Brecher 10-years after Lap-Band Success!

 

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posted 03/01/2015, comments (0)|
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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Do We Need New Guidelines for “Levels of Obesity” and Weight Gain during Pregnancy?

In recent years, obesity experts, in conjunction with Obstetrics and Gynecology experts have revised weight gain recommendations during pregnancy. The revisions came in light of obesity trends as well as the impact of a mother’s excess weight on the growing fetus, delivery outcomes, and the health destiny of a child.  It's well known... Read moreChevron

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Are Energy Drinks a Candy and Caffeine Fix for Kids?

It may be time to take a page from the United Kingdom playbook of nutrition.  Action on Sugar, a UK campaign group recently released a study that highlighted the average nutrition components of energy drinks sold in the UK. It noted the drinks have 20 teaspoons of sugar in every 500 millileter serving, and a hefty dose of... Read moreChevron

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Common Food and Drink Ingredients May Be Obesity Provoking Culprits

You’ve been told that you need to be a dedicated food label detective, identifying ingredients that may be contributing to health concerns and specifically obesity.  So you've looked on the label to decipher the ingredients, searching for trans fats, added sugars, sodium, and saturated fats. 

 

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posted 03/01/2015, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

(Profile)
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!

A Little Help From Friends Can Influence Weight Loss Success

Weight Loss With a Little Help From My Friends

I'm more of a little help from my friends kind of person, a, "two heads are better than one" type. I am willing to both give and receive social support as these, I believe, are components of success. I... Read moreChevron

posted 02/27/2015, comments (0)|

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