These stay-at-home orders, due to the virus crisis, have had some positive effects (believe it or not there have been some), but I know for the majority of WLS patients there have been some many more real negatives. It’s become a very messy time. Routines are thrown out, anxiety begins or resurfaces, food
ARE YOUR CRAVINGS, SNACKING AND GRAZING HABITS SCUPPERING YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS GOALS POST-OP? Grazing is the consistent, day-long consumption of low-value food items – in other words they are unplanned snacking. You know the kind of thing – finishing your child’s breakfast cereal; having a biscuit every time you make a hot drink; eating
Are You Drinking Enough Water? GUEST POST: Did you know by the time you’re feeling thirsty, then you’re already dehydrated … Dehydration means there is a reduction in your body’s natural water content, resulting in the imbalance of salt and minerals in our system says the NHS. This imbalance can signal to the brain
It’s a well-known strategy that most dieting gurus peddle on a frequent basis the ‘don’t shop while hungry’ and ‘always shop with a list’ advice. But what other strategies could you put in place to up your game and ensure you become or stay a ‘loser’ when shopping for your WLS regime?
GUEST POST: If you haven’t yet had your bariatric surgery, it’s important to prepare yourself for the process, and Lori Rosenthal, a registered dietician specializing in weight loss and bariatric issues suggests the following. “You need to create good habits that you’ll follow after your surgery. To be realistic, you need to start small, eating