My Bariatric Life

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Cheryl Ann Borne, writing as My Bariatric Life, is a contributing writer and Paleo recipe developer for HealthCentral’s Obesity Community. Cheryl is an award-winning healthcare communications professional and obesity health advocate who has overcome super obesity and it’s related diseases. She publishes the website MyBariatricLife.org and microblogs on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Cheryl also is writing her first book and working on a second website. Watch her transformational video on Vimeo.

Latest by My Bariatric Life

Progesterone's Role in Weight Loss

Hormonal changes that cause estrogen dominance can also cause weight gain. But progesterone may help you get back on track.

Testosterone to Aid Weight Loss

When testosterone levels decrease, weight gain can occur but there are some therapies to help reverse it.

Use Your Mind to Create Weight Loss

Certain memory and willpower techniques can also add strength to your weight loss plan. Here’s how.

Vegan High-Protein Shake from Borne Appétit

Try this vegan-friendly recipe for a delicious protein-packed snack.

Food Intolerance? Why I'm Going Vegetarian

Following bariatric surgery, some may find their digestive systems become intolerant to more foods. Here are some diet tips to ease the discomfort.

Common Reasons for Weight Gain After Surgery

Even with life-changing surgery, the same amount or more weight can be gained back for bariatric patients.

Vegetarian or Vegan? Keep These Diet Essentials Handy

Proteins and amino acids make all the difference in boosting nutrition. Are you getting enough of them?

Are You Emotionally Prepared for Weight Loss?

Weight-loss surgery can be a very positive thing. But work still remains to mend emotional burdens.

The 6 Workouts You Should Be Racing to Try!

Les Mills workouts are have gone international and offer a high energy, modern and a fun way to get fit fast.

5 Tips to Kick Start Weight Loss Today

If there are any two things that frustrate a dieter, it’s not losing weight or worse, actually gaining weight despite sticking to a diet plan. Once that happens, it’s tempting to give up. But a better choice would be to consider these tips to jumpsta...