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Headache? Bad Breath? Constipated?

Headache? Bad Breath? Constipated?
If you find you have recurring symptoms of headaches, stinky breath, constipation and leg cramps, we have a simple solution for you. These problems are easy to avoid, so listen up. 

Suzanne Shaw  /  3/18/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Bariatric Quick Guide to Portion Size & Hunger

Bariatric Quick Guide to Portion Size & Hunger
In our Facebook support group, we talk a lot about Portion Size and When to Stop Eating. People have trouble knowing how much food to dish up and whether or not to eat it all as so many of us are 'Clean Plate Club' members.
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/14/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

BE Keto

BE Keto
Keto keto keto… it’s all you hear about and it’s EVERYWHERE. If we did not have Bariatric Surgery, WE WOULD ALL BE ENTHUSIASTIC MEMBERS OF THE KETO KLAN. It would be the latest addition at the bottom of our long diet list.
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/14/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Why Can't I Use a Straw? Does Anyone Use a Straw?

Why Can't I Use a Straw? Does Anyone Use a Straw?
The arguments over using a straw are nuts, but we get it. The topic creates almost as much passion and drama as the ‘which surgery is best’ debate. Let us explain it to you. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/12/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

10 Tips for Drinking All that Water after Bariatric Surgery... glug glug glug.

10 Tips for Drinking All that Water after Bariatric Surgery... glug glug glug.
Water is more important than you realize. Fact. We sit through patient aftercare classes, some quite extensive and just nod about the drinking water part. It's just water... Right? Wrong. Dehydration is the leading cause of hospital readmission after bariatric surgery.
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Quiz: Guess the Deficiency

Quiz: Guess the Deficiency

Take our Quiz: Guess the Bariatric Deficiency! Dark Circles... Tired... Ice Chewing. Ten seconds... 

Susan Maria Leach  /  3/10/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

What Do I Order at Starbucks???

What Do I Order at Starbucks???
I’M GOING TO STARBUCKS AND I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO ORDER. HELP! This is an easy one. You know they sell COFFEE at Starbucks, right. Order a Venti Coffee. And, as a bonus I just saved you $3! Boom. Get the skinny on Starbucks... 

Susan Maria Leach  /  3/7/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Carb Confusion? Free Fruit & Veg Cheatsheet!

Carb Confusion? Free Fruit & Veg Cheatsheet!
Hate to drop this bomb BUT...  fruit smoothies slow your weight loss and sweet potatoes make you hungry!
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/5/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

SOFT FOODS? Are they important for real?

SOFT FOODS? Are they important for real?
The term Soft Food is a medical term, meaning you are able to mash a food into the consistency of APPLESAUCE using only a fork. Not a lot of wiggle room there but some blow way past the limits. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/5/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

What Can I Take For My Headache? I FORGET!

What Can I Take For My Headache? I FORGET!
"What over the counter med can I take for pain if I have had bariatric surgery??? I forget which one is okay!" Here are both short and long versions of the answer.

Susan Maria Leach  /  3/4/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Does the Inspire Diet Work?

Does the Inspire Diet Work?
Don't take it from us! Our newest Facebook Support Group is exclusively for those using the Inspire Diet to get back to goal or reach the goal weight they missed the first time.
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/6/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Top 10 Bariatric Mistakes

Top 10 Bariatric Mistakes
We asked our Facebook bariatric support group members a simple question about handling their hunger early in their first year or two. What they said will shock you! What we have to say in response is even stronger. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  2/4/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  /