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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 [...]

February 2017: Deciphering Bariatric Surgery Myths

Author: Aleisha Green  Waco Clinical Coordinator   Myth: Bariatric surgery is the “Easy Way Out” or “Quick Fix” for weight loss. Surgical weight loss is a tool, to help the morbidly obese develop a healthier lifestyle. It takes a lifelong commitment to be successful with the weight loss and also to keep the weight off. [...]

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 [...]

December 2016: Navigating the Holidays After Bariatric Surgery

Author: Jordanne Hellman MS, RDN/LD The holiday season is all about celebrating traditions, spending time with family and friends, and indulging—in moderation. With seasonal parties, family obligations, and friendly gatherings in full swing, you may find it difficult to stick with the healthy eating and exercise habits you developed following bariatric surgery, especially with many [...]

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 [...]