My Most Asked Weight Loss Surgery Questions As I write this post, I am two weeks away from having my second child and preparing for some precious time off with my new addition! As I schedule out posts and recipes, get my administrative assistant up to speed and put as much on “auto pilot” … Continue reading "Most Asked Weight Loss Surgery Questions"
No Cook WLS Meal Ideas – Infographic
Bariatric Product Review: Morning Star Farms Steak Strips ⇒Name of Product: Morning Star Farms Steak Strips ⇒Where it was purchased: HyVee (local grocery store) ⇒Cost: $4.79 for 10 ounces Nutrition Information: The serving size is for “12 average strips” and there are 3 servings in the bag. Another way to look at … Continue reading "WLS Product Review: Morning Star Farms Steak Strips"
What Vitamins Does a Post-Op WLS Really Need? Video Watch the full video here: Common questions: How long do I need to take bariatric vitamins? Answer: For the duration of your life :) Once you’ve had the anatomy altering surgery such as Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass or Duodenal Switch your vitamins needs … Continue reading "What Vitamins Does a Post-Op WLS Really Need? Video"
THE BEGINNING The ring was on my finger and the date was set: August 16, 2008. (Weight – Evan: 380, Lacey: 325) As members of the LDS faith, we practiced abstinence before marriage. So in preparation for the pending nuptials, I scheduled an appointment with my gynecologist. We chatted about birth control options … Continue reading "Infertility and Weight-loss Surgery: The Bagley’s Story"
Keeping Moisture in Your Meats If you have found yourself click on this blog article to read the answers…you are probably a WLS post-op patient that feels like chicken, pork or even beef are just so DRY. Which makes bariatric meals so frustrating. Everyone says to focus on your protein but meats sound awful. … Continue reading "Keeping Moisture in Your Meats"
The Secret to Beating Stress Eating Is there really a secret to not stress eating?? It seems like a catchy title but is there actually a secret to beating the HUGE temptation to eat that stress brings on…? Of all the things weight loss surgery can do for someone, the one thing it can’t do … Continue reading "The Secret to Beating Stress Eating"
WLS Patients – When You Should Get IV Fluids Fluids. As a weight loss surgery patient, you’ve heard since day one the importance of meeting your water goals. Maybe this was easy for you pre-op. Or maybe this sounded like torture. After surgery it may have started out fine… Or it may have started out … Continue reading "WLS Patients – When You Should Get IV Fluids"
WLS Question – Why Am I So Hungry One Day and Not The Next? Advice please….. Why is it somedays I feel like I can eat an elephant and others I can’t even eat a snail??!! This scares me…got me thinking my pouch has stretched. What is going on?? Any advise would be great. Thank … Continue reading "WLS Question – Why Am I So Hungry One Day and Not The Next?"
Bariatric Product Review: Slim Fast Advanced Energy ⇒Name of Product: Slim Fast Advanced Energy ⇒Where it was purchased: Walmart (I received it as a free gift for placing a pick-up order) ⇒Cost: $5.93 for 4 pack Nutrition Information: My standard rule of thumb to approve a protein drink is for it to have … Continue reading "Bariatric Product Review: Slim Fast Advanced Energy"