Bariatric Health

It’s easy to just say “I’ll go online”, or “I don’t feel like going out”, etc.  BUT, let’s think about this for a second… IT’S TIME FOR A NEW WAY OF LIFE! Look at yourself. No, REALLY look in the mirror and evaluate. See that face? That’s the face of someone courageous enough to make life-changing decisions to live the best life possible! That person is ready to do big…

IN PERSON SUPPORT's Story »

 

Have you ever heard the term “Fat Brain”? Maybe you have heard another term that has a similar meaning. Although we don't like the term, we hear it often, especially in the social media communities. So let’s talk openly about that for a minute. What does that term REALLY mean? You typically hear the term used in sentences like, “Oh man, I want that cookie! I have to stop using…

“FAT BRAIN?”'s Story »

 

      Don’t let cold weather set you back! We can still stay motivated and moving all winter long! “BUT HOW!?!” You ask. Well, start by making a list of what motivates you, put yourself in that mindset while planning your winter fitness.       It can be invigorating to exercise outside in the winter. Just be sure to dress in a way that allows you to start…

Winter Fitness's Story »

 

Here at the Bariatric Center of Kansas City, we respectfully recognize the potential patient concern about the possibility of transfer addictions. This is not just a bariatric concern, as anyone who has had any type of addiction can end up with a transfer addiction simply because our mind tries to find a way to cope with the loss of our original addiction (in this case possibly food). Most often addictions…

TRANSFER ADDICTION POTENTIAL's Story »

 

One of the more exciting non-scale victories that come with weight loss is updating your closet. Well-fitting clothes make all the difference in before and after photos, and they can help you feel more confident, as well as show off your progress. It may be tempting to replace your entire closet with designer brands and clothes that fit now, but it’s important to realize that your weight loss journey is…

Thrift Shopping During Your Weight Loss Journey's Story »

 

After a long day at work, at school, in the car or {insert daily obligation here}, your energy reserves and brain power have been thoroughly zapped. You manage to squeeze in a quick workout, grab dinner, knock out some laundry and maybe answer a few emails—and then before you know it, you find yourself halfway through a bag of chips, a pint of ice-cream or maybe just a few too…

Fork-Free Hobbies's Story »

 

  With the holidays coming up, many of our patients have been asking for gift ideas that will be helpful in their bariatric journey. We have created a list of great present ideas that will provide support and assistance towards weight loss success. Many of these ideas came directly from our patients, who first hand, know what will be the most helpful!     Kitchen Digital Kitchen Scale Portable Food…

Gift Ideas for a Bariatric Patient's Story »

 

Mashed Potatoes! Apple Crisp! Stuffing! Holiday food can either inspire excitement or anxiety - or both - depending on your mind-set. Carb heavy meals and sweet treats are the root of many holiday meals, office parties, and events over the upcoming months. No one wants to feel deprived during the happiest time of year, so we are here to offer some insight on how to make it through the holidays…

A Bariatric Guide to Thanksgiving's Story »

 

While frozen dinners are not the best and healthiest meal option, we understand that many of our patients are busy and need meals that are convenient. Most frozen meals are lacking in nutrition, have a high carbohydrate count, and can leave you feeling unsatisfied. We have compiled a list of healthy bariatric friendly frozen meal options that are okay to occasionally incorporate into your diet when turning on the oven…

Bariatric Friendly Frozen Meals's Story »

 

For many patients, opting for an elective procedure can come with a lot of questions and a fear of the unknown. It is always helpful to take into consideration what the process will be like before and after surgery. We reached out to our veteran patients and asked them what their best piece of advice was for new patients. Listed below are helpful tips and tricks from our very own…

Before and After Surgery Advice from Our Patients's Story »