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Obesity Bariatric Surgery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Obesity Bariatric 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

SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add...  Read more

Eating for the first time after surgery
Updated 7/26/2015 9:03:08 AM

I am 10 days post opp and trying to start eating food. I am having a hard time eating anything without feeling very sick. I feel very weak throughout the day and I think it is because I have no food in me. Is this normal? Any advice to help me feel...  Read more

facing back surgery
Updated 7/29/2015 3:32:06 PM

I am having a hard time controlling my calories with this pain and worry. Have had to give up all my favorite activities like Zumba and yoga. Could use a kind word to help me stay motivated....  Read more

How was your diet after surgery, like 6 months out
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How was your diet after surgery, like 6 months out, were there certain foods you were not ALLOWED to eat? so many Questions!...  Read more

Clawing back from surgery. Still hurts to walk but
Updated 7/18/2015 11:19:05 AM

Clawing back from surgery. Still hurts to walk but wearing fitbit to try and get more steps in. Feel like I've regressed a lot in many areas. Small obtainable daily goals,are my starting point. Trying to be patient with myself but ......  Read more

Yep depends on the surgery. Generally you should b
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Yep depends on the surgery. Generally you should be able to walk a bit further each day. And take your pain meds.....you will be much worse off if you don't take them and as a result refrain from moving (not assuming this is you, just spkng from exp)...  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

What it takes!!!

It takes getting sick and tired too many times to make me get back on track....  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