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Bariatric Obesity Surgery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Bariatric Obesity Surgery.

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The Weight-Loss Side Effect That No One Talks About

Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin...  Read more

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

A New Definition For ''Old''

According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S...  Read more

Easing Back into Exercise after a Hysterectomy

Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of...  Read more

I'm going for Bariatric surgery in a few months an
Updated 5/21/2016 2:34:17 PM

I'm going for Bariatric surgery in a few months and so this is my first time using this app to help start my weight loss journey. Today is day one starting at 246.2 lbs and a short 5'2" female. So, here I go......... #firstpost...  Read more

I am getting closer and closer to my surgery. 2 da
Updated 5/21/2016 1:35:09 PM

I am getting closer and closer to my surgery. 2 days left!! I am ready!! To God be the glory!!...  Read more

My grandson has surgery Monday so it has been an o
Updated 5/19/2016 10:55:19 PM

My grandson has surgery Monday so it has been an off week. He's doing good now. Have a picnic to go to tomorrow. I'm taking a salad so I will have something healthy to eat....  Read more

When my mum had her gastric band surgery she could
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When my mum had her gastric band surgery she could only have liquids, so she basically made meals for the family then added water and pureed everything to within an inch of its life. It was like having a lot of really thick soups lol...  Read more

Manor surgery on my spine in 5 days. VERY NERVOUS!
Updated 5/19/2016 7:31:23 AM

Manor surgery on my spine in 5 days. VERY NERVOUS! It's going to be a lengthy recovery. Trying to plan my meals out. Won't be able to exercise for several months. Worked HARD these last 4 months to loose 41 lbs. I DO NOT want to go backwards!...  Read more

One of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.

Obesity TreatmentOne of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.The treatment for obesity is weight loss, and there are a number of ways to achieve that, including:Diet and lifestyle changesPrescription medicinesWeight-loss surg...  Read more

Measure, not eyeball

I HAVE to measure everything! I've discovered that my looks like a cup is usually closer to 1 1/2 cups! Since I had bariatric by-pass surgery my stomach is supposed to hold a cup of food. If I eat slowly (which I do) I could put a lot more in. I...  Read more

Lap Banders

Gastric Banding Surgery...Have it, want it, need it, or love someone who has it, wants it or needs it! Welcome!...  Read more

Could Your Weight-Loss Expenses Be Tax Deductible?

Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr...  Read more

Finding a Doc Who Sees beyond the Scale

By Beth Donovan, ~INDYGIRL It's not easy finding a doctor you like, especially when you're overweight. Some unlucky patients are simply told that their symptoms will go away if they lose weight, without any diagnostic testing to see if the...  Read more