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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!

Should Obamacare Be Denied to Overweight People?

If you don't want help, that's fine. Refuse the life vest and tread water as best you can. Turn away the firefighters and blow at the flames with all the lung power you can muster. Do not allow your children to be vaccinated against controlled diseases and keep your fingers crossed. All that is your perogative. But if you are among the many still... Read moreChevron
posted 06/30/2014, comments (0)|
WHS-NewLife

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In Oct 2010 in had RNY surgery and went from 404 to 202 pounds. Beyond losing the weight, I have discovered a “new life” through my three and a half year journey. My rebirth has changed my perspective on life, bringing me increased energy levels and a greater ability to focus on what truly matters.

It's Not About Limits, It's About Needs

Like many gastric bypass patients, I had a challenge reintroducing foods to my new stomach. I threw up a lot. Not all the time. Not every meal. But enough that it was easy to see that the following three issues would usually result in me losing what I had just eaten: It happened if I ate too much, if I ate too fast, or if I ate certain... Read moreChevron
posted 06/27/2014, 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!

The Best Landmark Dates to Begin a Diet

So when can I start my diet?Sorry, but I am not referring to that ultra-charged resume and smooth-speaking interview that has just landed you the job you covet. If that is the case by coincidence, then by all means congratulations. What I am talking about is that bit of bulge in your tummy and hips that needs to go.Perhaps it is more than that for... Read moreChevron
posted 06/26/2014, 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!

Eat Your Vegetables, They're Good For You

I can recall sitting tablside years ago in an eye to eye standoff with a heap of Brussels sprouts that my mother had shoveled onto my plate. I had no doubt that those little green balls of torture had literally been shoveled onto the plate because a mound so large could not have been made by hands alone. I prodded them with my fork, half in... Read moreChevron
posted 06/25/2014, comments (0)|
esanderson

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Erica is passionate about healthy living, traveling, and journalism.

Dr. Oz and the Supplement Industry: The Truth Behind the Claims

For years, many in the medical and scientific community have taken issue with the bold claims by Dr. Mehmet Oz about weight loss products.  So it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that he recently was called before a Senate subcommittee on consumer protection to defend his boosting of what have been described as “bogus”... Read moreChevron

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