What in the Bariatric Surgery is Going on?

I had bariatric surgery more than a year ago and I have gained 10 lbs! I wish I could say that bariatric surgery makes it to where you NEVER crave “bad foods” again, or that you NEVER have to worry about gaining weight. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t the case and battling obesity will remain aContinue reading “What in the Bariatric Surgery is Going on?”

Slow and steady wins the race.

We all want to see significant weight loss results when we start that new diet fad. The problem with this mindset is that you are starting a diet in the first place. What you truly need are permanent lifestyle changes. I know that isn’t what you want to hear, but as an endocrinology nurse practitioner,Continue reading “Slow and steady wins the race.”

Become friends with your food scale!

Meet your new best friend….the food scale. If you are heavily over weight (like me), a food scale is a must! I readily admit, I have had a food scale for years, but never used it for food. What did I use it for? Well, mostly for weighing my packages that I planned on shippingContinue reading “Become friends with your food scale!”

The problem with food replacement systems.

There is plenty of advice out there and plenty of weight loss systems that promote their products. Some of these come with a ginormous cost and very little comparative reward or satisfaction. What do I believe to be the biggest problem with these systems? Well, besides the cost and the fact that many are barelyContinue reading “The problem with food replacement systems.”

Where to begin?

How do we reach our goals? Sometimes they can seem so far away and just thinking of the steps needed to get there becomes overwhelming. When we allow that panic to set in, we allow our fears and doubts to take control. We begin to tell ourselves “I can’t” rather than “I can.” We startContinue reading “Where to begin?”