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July 2007: Eating Out After Weight Loss Surgery

Author: Jordanne Hellman Dining out is often the focal point of many social events with both family and friends. This habit probably won’t change after you have weight loss surgery, but your portion sizes definitely will. Whether you are going to a big chain restaurant or stopping at a convenient store for a snack, eating [...]

June 2017: Should I Have Plastic Surgery?

Author: Sharon McLemore Bariatric surgery patients often ask if they will have excess skin after weight loss and if so, is plastic surgery is an option for the removal of that skin?   The presence of excess skin after rapid weight loss is dependent on several factors including age, the elasticity and condition of the skin, [...]

May 2017: My Mobile Unit

The My Bariatric Solutions mobile unit was put into service September 2011 primarily to provide follow-up care for Lap Band patients. As the number of patients undergoing gastric sleeve and gastric bypass grew so did the services provided by the mobile unit. With the addition of a Nurse Practitioner the mobile unit evolved into what [...]

April 2017: Recipe Substitutions: Making Existing Recipes Bariatric-Friendly

Author:  Cecilia Sanchez MS RDN LD Do you have trouble being creative with meal options due to your new bariatric lifestyle? You are not the only one! Many people who have had weight loss surgeries (WLS) have difficulty creating and finding recipes to make that fit their new diet, but it does not have to [...]

March 2017: Overcoming Exercise Obstacles

Remember… Good things come to those who work hard! Lack of Motivation: Problem: Not enough motivation to want to work out or be consistent with the workout. Solutions: Set easy to reach goals so as to see yourself succeed Set monthly or weekly challenges as to bring out the inner competitor Work out with someone [...]

January 2017: Start 2017 Off Right with Exercise Tips

Author: Alex Jesko If you plan on beginning a new exercise program here are a few tips to help keep you on track and avoid injuries that can be detrimental to your exercise and weight loss goals. Injuries are painful, debilitating, and have the potential to set you back weeks or months from your workout [...]

Flex Spending, Nov. 2016

Written by Rhonda Greer and Angie McShann, MBS Financial Specialists Many companies now regularly offer their employees the ability to participate in a health flexible spending account (FSA). This type of account is one of the newer health benefits that are being offered along with health insurance. One excellent benefit is that they give people [...]

How to Choose a Health Club

It is that time of the year when people make New Year’s resolutions and you see a lot of health clubs advertising low membership prices. Do not get fooled by all the advertisements for the lowest price of the year. Educate yourself about what you want and need in a health club before you sign [...]

Weight Loss Support on Social Media

Do you wish you had 24/7access to diet and exercise tips, healthy recipes, and a supportive bariatric support group that treats you like family? Good news! The answer is already at your fingertips! All you need to do to find it is follow My Bariatric Solutions on Facebook! Take a look at the following infographic [...]

Constipation After Bariatric Surgery

Written by: Debbie McDougall One of the most common complaints people have after weight loss surgery is constipation.  ‘What is constipation?’, you may ask. Constipation is generally defined as a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened feces. Having hard stools or bowel movements that occur less than [...]

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