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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 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!

The Effect of Fast Food on BMI

When I was a kid, McDonalds used post how many millions of burgers they had sold - two million sold, three million sold, the number just kept going up and up. It was all right there for everyone to see, every day and all day. I was impressed at how quickly the number rose. Ten million sold, twenty million sold. Now it just says that billions have... Read moreChevron
posted 03/22/2014, 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 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!

Reactive Hypoglycemia Following Gastric Bypass Surgery

Reactive Hypoglycemia Following Gastric Bypass SurgeryThe benefits of bariatric surgery are impressive. It is an effective approach for addressing obesity as well as the accompanying health risks associated with obesity. Weight loss can alleviate or minimize health issues, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and... Read moreChevron
posted 03/21/2014, 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 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 Behaviors: Why You Eat the Way You Do

Things That Influence Eating Behavior Americans like to eat; there is no doubt about it. We are an able bunch of consumers, capable of packing away impressive quantities of whatever is filling our plates at any given sitting. Quantity is our game. On the other hand, quality is another story. We have eaten ourselves into shared obesity, and our... Read moreChevron
posted 03/20/2014, comments (0)|
The HealthGal

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Physician Assistant/Health Coach/Nutritionist

Are you “fried-sensitive?”

You must know some individuals who are seriously overweight or obese, but who seem to defy traditional health expectations, in terms of developing diabetes or frank heart disease.  You may also know smokers who live till their late eighties and do not develop lung cancer.  Obviously these individuals are not part of the mainstream, and... Read moreChevron
posted 03/20/2014, comments (0)|
The HealthGal

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Physician Assistant/Health Coach/Nutritionist

Kitchen Tips for Healthier Meals

Moms and dads are the primary individuals running the household food environment, and we know that good eating habits begin in the home.  In order to manage all the stressors and pressures that face parents daily, and still manage to pull off healthy, tasty meals, moms and dads have to get smart in the kitchen.    Here are some... Read moreChevron
posted 03/19/2014, comments (0)|

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