Sharing is caring. When it comes to bariatric surgery, the better person (next to the doctor) to answer your questions is someone who has been through it.

The answers that you may get will not be medical advice, but as we all know, experience is a good teacher. People who have been through the experience can genuinely describe what it’s like – the fears, the pain, the relief, the joy, and the benefits after surgery.

If you do not know anyone who has gone through this journey, we invite you to join our monthly Bariatric Support Group or Nutrition Support Group. Here you will meet people who can answer your questions along with some of our staff members. In these meetings, we have doctors and patients (like you!) who are willing to answer any questions you may have about bariatric surgery. So, clear your head by getting those questions answered! An answer from a real person is way better than Google because you will see firsthand the information is genuine.

Success stories are a good way to share these experiences, too, and we’d like to thank our patients who have been kind enough to share their stories. Thanks to SherriCaraJabielDorothyKristiRussellTeresaMaddieValerieSarahPatrickCindyKat and Joni, who shared their stories to inspire others! We’d like all of you to know that we are proud of you!


Tai chi: A gentle way to fight stress

Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. And it also helps increase flexibility and balance.
If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi (TIE-CHEE). Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.

~www.mayoclinic.org

12 Cheat Meal Strategies for Weight Loss

What if we told you that you could cheat, guilt-free, and it would actually be good for you?
1. Plan to Cheat
2. Don’t Cheat When You’re Famished
3. Cheat in Moderation
4. Work Out Before You Feast
5. Don’t Over Eat
6. Get a Table, Not a Booth
7. Order the BEST Type of Cheat Meal
8. Avoid the WORST Type of Cheat Meal
9. Take Your Time
10. Even a Cheat Meal Should Be Nutrient Rich
11. Get Back on Track
12. Dragging in the Gym? Treat Yourself!

– https://www.eatthis.com/10-cheat-meal-strategies-weight-loss/