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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!

Paleo Caffé Freddo: Creamy Dairy-free, Fat-free Italian Iced Coffee from Borne Appétit

  Paleo Caffé Freddo is a creamy dairy-free Italian iced coffee made with just three ingredients in your blender.   In the warmer seasons my husband always keeps a pitcher of cold organic coffee in our refrigerator. Caffeinated coffee is my one remaining vice after I completed The Whole30 Challenge and went Paleo. I have... Read moreChevron
posted 07/11/2014, comments (0)|
Maryee

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I am in my mid-40s, have kids, work full-time, & manage our home.

Benefits of Uphill Running

Running has many health benefits that extend beyond the realm of physical fitness. Running helps to prevent disease, improve your health, stimulate weight loss, relieve stress, and lift your spirits. And apparently, when you incorporate hill work in your runs -- whether running outside or using the incline button on a treadmill, you will realize... Read moreChevron
posted 07/11/2014, 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!

Resistance Bands for Lower Body Workouts

I recently invested in a set of resistance bands (like giant rubber bands) for at home and on-the-road workouts. I made the purchase after my trainer had set me up at the gym with a few squats and other routines to work my gluteal muscles (my butt). She praised the benefits of resistance bands and after one workout I was sold on... Read moreChevron
posted 07/06/2014, 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!

Paleo Chicken Sausage and Roasted Vegetables from Borne Appétit – A One-Pot Healthy Meal in Minutes

Turnips Instead of Potatoes   When I was a child, Mom made turnips once a year. It was by special request from Dad; he liked mashed potatoes and turnips. And so he got them every Thanksgiving. The rest of the family disliked the bitterness of this root vegetable. I never ate them.   I guess it was not until middle age that I... Read moreChevron
posted 07/04/2014, 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!

Obesity in America and How We Got Here

We are a country that has become too big for our britches. All that needs to be done to verify this is to spend some time in public places. The number of obese and overweight people spotted will unfortunately support that claim rapidly enough.Things have changed. I search my memory bank from childhood and cannot retrieve an instance of a person... Read moreChevron
posted 06/30/2014, comments (0)|

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