Author Archive: betterbariatric

Medical Bracelets

One question I get all the time is about medical ID bracelets.  “Do I get one, do I need one, what do I put on it?”  The answer I always give is:  Save your money. Medical ID bracelets are for people with life threatening medical conditions, such as diabetes or epilepsy, where they could very …

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Guest Post from Took Me Long Enough

Today, I want to share a post from a great blog “Took Me Long Enough”.  The author, Heather, is a recent bypass patient and is journaling her experiences.  Here is one of my fav’s from her blog!  Check out the rest of her posts here.   One Week Ago… A week ago tonight I was …

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Free Resources To Help You Keep The Weight Off After Weight Loss Surgery-Guest post

I’m excited to have Meghan Jensen guest post.  She is a 5 year post op, and has recently started her own blog…go check her out!  All About the Weight Loss   On average, weight loss surgery patients see 8% of their old weight come back within 5 years. 8% may not sound like a lot, …

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Another great product…fiber in a bottle!

Again, I don’t normally do product reviews, but when I find something I really like (or really hate lol), I do like to do a review for it. This review is for Fiberex, made by LLorens Pharmaceutical.  I have had problems for years getting enough fiber in since my bypass.  I’ve done the fiber gummies, …

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Product review

Here is another product review.  I don’t do these too often, only if I really love a “new” product I’ve tried out. These are portion control rings.  They are a set of 6 plastic rings that nest together and range from 1oz to 8oz.  It comes with a nutrition book that has the calorie content …

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Beer, wine and mixed drinks, oh my!

One question that comes up all the time is “when can I drink again…wait, can I drink again?”  The answer is yes…and no.  You can’t drink the way you could maybe have in the past.  Just like you can’t eat the way you could have in the past.  Everyone of course is different, but there …

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Nutritional Deficiencies

Hair loss seems to be one of the biggest topics asked about after gastric bypass.  Right on the heels of this seems to be lots of comments about how “I get enough protein in with food alone” from people who had their surgeries like two minutes ago.   Let’s get real here.  You CANNOT get …

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Connie’s Story

I became friends with a wonderful woman, Connie, during my journey, and she has been kind enough to share her story with me, and all of us.  Her Facebook group she speaks about is full of fantastic, supportive people, and she has been kid enough to let me be part of that with her (the …

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Exciting New Dating Site Just for People Who Have Had Weight Loss Surgery

What a fantastic idea:  A dating site JUST for bariatric patients!  This new site will be going live next week!  Here is a guest post from Bariatricdate.net about their new site.     Entering the dating world following any type of bariatric surgery is challenging. How soon should you mention your surgery? How do you …

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Every Little Change Counts

If you’re starting on your weight loss journey, or you want to get back on track, just remember, every choice we make counts.  We went out to dinner tonight, and it occurred to me that every choice we make, even small ones, add up to the bigger picture.  Yes, I know ever dieting magazine article …

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Cleanses Not Supported by Science

Google the word “cleanses” and you’ll come up with about 2 million results.  Needless to say, I’ve been hearing a LOT about cleanses, including pills, teas, drinks, fasts, and 5 day “clean eating” plans.  So, I decided to do a little research on the topic.  Here’s what I found about detox diets and cleanses. Colon …

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Putting New Baribowl to Use!

The new Baribowl’s came in yesterday, and of course I’m always the first customer LOL!  My son immediately begged to have his lunch packed in ours, and I was dying to try it out anyway, so we got him all packed up for the morning.  So far, it’s a hit!  He hates his food to …

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WLS is an expense for life!

Okay, I’ll have people who hate me for this post, but I have to say it anyway:  WLS is a lifelong commitment, not only in diet but financially too!  I’ve been seeing it more and more “Supplements are too expensive”, “How can I get insurance pay for vitamins”, “where can I get free vitamins”.  Bottom …

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Stash Snacks To Avoid Fast Food Traps

Let me start off by saying I love to cook and I love wholesome REAL food.  I think when we can get our nutrients from real foods and home cooked meals, we should. That being said, healthy “to-go” snack foods will always have a place in my post-op life.  There’s a reason for this:  When …

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How Better Bariatric Was Born

I’d like to thank Jessica from Bariatric Beginnings for allowing me to guest post on her blog!  Here is a copy of the post.   Tonight’s post is a guest post from my friend Kate, an over 7 year post-op, who is the owner of Better Bariatric and writes the blog Eating After Gastric Bypass. …

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