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10 Reminders After Weight Loss Surgery

1. You’re worthy of the time it takes to give yourself the healthiest life possible. 2. You don’t give up protein shakes just because you’ve transitioned to solid foods. You will always need them. Find a few you love and stick with them! 3. It’s takes time for friends and family to adjust to the evolving […]

It’s time for you to learn more about weight loss surgery.

You’ve been thinking about it. And you don’t need to travel to Los Angeles, Bakersfield or Riverside to get high-quality, accredited weight loss surgery. Time to learn more! Join Dr. John Yadegar and his team on Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:30 PM at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. Click here to sign up today!  

What’s on your holiday list?

We asked this weight loss surgery Mentor Team, ranging from 9 months to 4 years post-op, “What’s on your holiday list?” What gift would  you like this year, that you wouldn’t have imagined ever wanting, before surgery? Male, 2 years post-op, Sleeve: “Kettlebells.  I’m on a roll right now with my workouts.  I’ve been training […]

You can enjoy the holidays after weight loss surgery.

At a support group meeting, Liz and Dr. John Yadegar’s patients discussed how you can enjoy the holidays after weight loss surgery. “The holidays, as great as they are, always focus around food.  For me, being all these years out, I can eat more than I used to and it can be scary.  Once you […]

Staying Motivated After Weight Loss Surgery

Whether you will have surgery next month, had surgery 3 years ago, or you have just completed your first pre-op test, you made the decision to have weight loss surgery. Oftentimes, people believe the decision is just about having the surgery. However, the journey after weight loss surgery lasts much longer than the surgical process. […]

Holiday advice from weight loss surgery patients.

We asked Dr. Yadegar’s MENTOR TEAM, “What the best holiday advice you’d give to your fellow weight loss surgery patients?” Female, 30-40, Sleeve, 12-18 months: “I admit it was hard the first year. I had my surgery in early October, so by the time the holidays rolled around I was eating pretty regular food, but […]

Your relationship with food before and after weight loss surgery.

In this weight loss surgery article, authors Jean Marie Rafferty, LCSW, and Daria Dodds, CSW, ask weight loss surgery patients to clearly evaluate their prior relationship with food and set their sights on the relationship they’d like to have with food. “Ask yourself the following questions How did you end up with the relationship you […]

“How much caffeine after weight loss surgery?”

Decisions are made when you choose to have weight loss surgery.  You commit to eating a high protein diet, taking daily vitamins & supplements, maintaining a consistent exercise routine, no smoking, drinking plenty of water, and much more.  For those who decide to move forward, the benefits of weight loss surgery far surpass the daily […]

Support Group with Liz Roark, RN – September, 2016

Join Liz Roark, RN and your fellow patients to discuss DUMPING (even with the sleeve), increased fertility after surgery, how patients regain weight, mindful eating, choosing the right procedure, cooking with “Blue Apron” and innovative ways to stay hydrated.

Cross-Addiction After Weight Loss Surgery

Research neuroscientist and psychologist, Dr. Nicole Avena, addresses Cross-Addiction after Weight Loss Surgery: “…Addictive behaviors are sometimes engaged in to handle stress or unpleasant emotional states. In fact, 10-25 percent of adult alcohol drinkers report drinking in response to negative effect. Similarly, low distress tolerance, or difficulty withstanding negative emotions, has been linked to relapse […]