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  • Controlling Anxiety after Bariatric Surgery

    Controlling Anxiety after Bariatric Surgery

    Nail biting. Hair pulling. Sweat dripping. A hastened pulse. Shortness of breath. Tunnel vision. No room to think. For those who struggle with anxiety these are familiar signs, ones that often indicate something has gone wrong, fear that something may go wrong or tension for any variety of reasons. These are far from the only warning signs of anxiety. Unfortunately, these are often the early stages of a panic or anxiety attack an experience that feels more similar to a heart attack than a bad case of stress.

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  • Making Space for Weight Loss

    Making Space for Weight Loss

    There is an old saying that your home is an extension of you. If this is true, then your home is likely in need of some changes once you have weight loss surgery. Living in Utah doesn't come without its stressors, but your home can be your own sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the world around you. To make this happen, you need to eliminate the clutter.

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  • Getting Fit after Bariatric Surgery

    Getting Fit after Bariatric Surgery

    Living an active lifestyle is one of the most beneficial ways to improve your health. But what does it mean to be active? Many people take this to mean expensive gym memberships and regular workout sessions. While these are definitely aspects of an active lifestyle, they are not mandatory. There are plenty of ways to get fit after weight loss surgery, and not all of them include your typical ideas of exercise.

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  • Weight - Free Ways to Measure Progress after Bariatric Surgery

    Weight - Free Ways to Measure Progress after Bariatric Surgery

    Many people look at weight loss surgery as the end to a contentious relationship with the scale, but this isn't always the case. Though you'll lose weight relatively quickly after bariatric surgery, many people have too-high expectations of their daily progress. If all you are looking for to feel satisfied is a number, then slight fluctuations in your weight may make the scale more frustrating than it is encouraging.

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  • Essential Nutrients and Your Health

    Essential Nutrients and Your Health

    Following weight loss surgery, you won't be able to eat as much food in a single sitting as you might have prior to your operation. But this doesn't change the amount of nutrients your body needs daily. This means that you'll have to find ways to maximize nutrient intake in your diet without overeating.

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  • Creating a Lifestyle for Wellness

    Creating a Lifestyle for Wellness

    Your lifestyle is made up of the behaviors, habits and choices that you make daily. It includes the actions you take without thinking, the way you perceive your problems and the people you engage with. Your lifestyle is partially shaped by your personal and family history, partially by cultural elements and partially by the environment you live in

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  • Adjusting to the Post-Bariatric Surgery Diet

    Adjusting to the Post-Bariatric Surgery Diet

    After bariatric surgery, your body and mind will undergo many changes. You'll experience many physical changes as you lose weight, which may require some adjustment the along with new clothes. You may also have new thoughts and emotions about your body as it changes. As all of this is happening, you'll need to make healthy food choices every day that can help you stay on track towards reaching your weight loss goal.

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  • Timing Exercise after Weight Loss Surgery

    Timing Exercise after Weight Loss Surgery

    There is a reason the old saying eat less and move more falls short when inspiring successful weight loss. The concept of more or less is subjective. Weight loss surgery will help you eat less, but how much movement is right for you?

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  • Weight Loss Surgery and Realistic Goals

    Weight Loss Surgery and Realistic Goals

    Undergoing weight loss surgery will cause many changes in your life. Your body, diet and lifestyle will change before, during and after surgery. From your weight loss surgeon to your closest friends, you'll have a support system there to help you make these changes. Still, you are the one responsible for maintaining those changes.

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  • The Big Picture : Weight Loss Surgery and Making Healthy Choices

    The Big Picture : Weight Loss Surgery and Making Healthy Choices

    Having a support system in place will help you as you embrace a healthier lifestyle. From the staff at your weight loss surgery center to your circle of family and friends, you can find encouraging influences to bolster your confidence if you have a hard day. Maintaining weight loss long term requires a total commitment to making healthy choices on all levels including mentally, emotionally and physically.

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