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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!

Eating With the Clock to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Eating With the Clock to Maintain a Healthy Weight

 

 

Waking up naturally in a dark room makes for... Read moreChevron

posted 03/07/2015, 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!

How to Shop Healthy and Save Money!

How to Save Money When Buying Healthy Food

There are a number of people who desire to change their eating habits to something more healthful but don't do so simply because the cost of eating healthy can be pricey. People eat what they can... Read moreChevron

posted 03/07/2015, comments (0)|
Kristina Brooks

Kristina Brooks, Editor

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Multimedia Journalist specializing in science reporting. Bachelor's degree in Animal Science and Communications and MA in Broadcast Journalism.

How to Find Your Sense of Self After Weight Loss

Submitted by My Bariatric Life on February 26, 2015

When I had my gastric bypass in 2003, there weren't the multi-faceted treatment teams that there are today to take patients through the journey. My bariatric surgeon said, "I do the surgery. The rest is up to you." I did the physical work but never did the mental work. I never... Read moreChevron

posted 03/06/2015, 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!

Meet My BariatricPal Alex Brecher

Meet My BariatricPal Alex Brecher 

I recently posted an interview with Alex Brecher 10-yrs After Lap-Band Success! Alex Brecher is not only a success at weight loss, he’s also the man behind the... Read moreChevron

posted 03/04/2015, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Are Pollutants Driving Obesity?

It seems intuitive to assume that our environment impacts our health.  Researchers have spent decades on studies whose sole purpose is to see whether human health has been affected by different environmental influences.  Pollutants are worrisome.  We know they can affect our ability to breathe, which is why the smog... Read moreChevron

posted 03/03/2015, comments (0)|

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