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8 Weight Loss Goals other than the Scales

Have you ever gotten on the scales and it hasn't budged for 2 weeks despite your best attempts to lose weight?  We've all been there and after bariatric surgery, no movement on the scales can be not only frustrating but also disheartening or even devastating. But during every weight loss journey there will be weeks where we stick to the weight loss plan yet the scales doesn’t move. Sometimes it could be something we've changed and we are unaware of it, other times we need to make certain changes to get it going again, but in general sometimes you'll just have a few weeks there that the body almost takes a vacation from weight loss and nothing happens despite your best efforts....

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5 Tips for Eating Out after Bariatric Surgery

  After bariatric surgery such as the gastric sleeve, bypass or lapband, you won’t be able to eat the same amount for food as you used to and often certain types of food does go down as well as others (e.g. the food pictured). So eating out can sometimes be something you dread. But it doesn’t have to be like that, and you should still enjoy eating out. Here are 5 tips to make eating out easier. Get involved in choosing the restaurant / café If you have any influence in the restaurant choice, check the menu in advance or choose places that serve healthy food that you can eat or smaller portions. This can make the event much more...

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5 Essential Eating Habit Changes to Work on after Surgery

Having bariatric weight loss surgery is not an easy choice as often thought by onlookers. Rather post surgery, it's more essential than ever to make changes to your eating habits and exercise habits if you want to lose the weight, keep healthy and keep the weight off long term.  Those who have had surgery know that if changes to eating habits are not made, not only could weight loss or long term weight maintenance by affected but also health. For example if you reduced your portion size of unhealthy foods and tolerate them then you can still cheat the system by eating all the wrong things in smaller portions. And while initially weight loss will happen to some extend, long-term...

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Why take a Multivitamin Post-Bariatric Surgery...

Taking regular supplements can be a pain especially if you already take a range of medications. So sometimes when you're told to add a daily multivitamin to the mix it's yet another thing to remember to take... So is it really all that necessary? I mean you may be eating the healthiest you ever have so surely that's enough...right? Unfortunately no. While you may be eating healthier which is fantastic and will help towards getting good nutrition and weight loss (as well as weight maintain later), there are several reasons why it is essential to take your daily multivitamin. 4 Reasons Why your Should Take a Multivitamin You have a smaller stomach so are eating a much smaller amount of food....

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The Dreaded Weight Loss Plateau Post-Bariatric Surgery

There's not many things that can cause the frustration that is felt when your weight plateaus' post bariatirc surgery. You may have been tracking along nicely then suddenly despite changing nothing the weight loss stops. To add to the frustration is the fact that you know you're eating a lot less than you used to and you've been reading all those Facebook posts from people who seem to have doubled your weight loss in less time... #‎frustrated Here's some things to consider 1. First thing, expect a plateau at some stage. It is totally normal and almost everyone will get weeks where nothing happens or weight loss slows. It doesn't mean that you have failed or no more weight loss...

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