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Weight-loss surgery is a life-changing experience that can impact every part of your life — including your relationships, your family life, and even your career. The journey to becoming healthier and happier can sometimes become difficult to navigate. Learn how to make the most out of your weight-loss journey with our articles on body image, emotional health, family life, and more.

Secret Ingredients

Secret Ingredients

Everybody talks about toxic ingredients: corn syrup, aspartame, palm oil or excess sodium…anything that somehow packs a food or beverage with extra consequences for the unsuspecting consumer. The warnings about these substances generally are not to avoid them at all costs, but simply to be aware of them, and to limit your consumption as appropriate to your dietary needs.

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Sex After Weight Loss Surgery

Sex After Weight Loss Surgery

What can be scarier than the first time with a new sexual partner? The first time after WLS with a new sexual partner! So if you find yourself in that situation, give yourself a pat on the back for doing things in a big way. You, my dear, are not a wimp. You are Superman (or Superwoman), and guess what? Courage looks great on you.

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Setbacks: Meeting your Munchkins

Setbacks: Meeting your Munchkins

When you chase a dream, no matter what it is — losing weight or finding Mr. or Ms. Right, among them — you’re going to have setbacks. No one likes to talk about this part of the process. Indeed, no one likes to think about this part of the process. Nevertheless, these disasters are part and parcel of achieving any goal. Here are three strategies to keep in mind for those inevitable “throw up your hands” moments. Use them and pass them on!

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Internet Dating - Getting Started

Internet Dating - Getting Started

For anyone today without a significant other, the internet can sometimes be seen as a giant singles bar, holding so much of the same promise — and awkwardness — that logging on can feel like you’re standing around in real time holding a diet soda and a cocktail napkin, smiling to no one in particular. Consider these two issues before you get started, and set yourself up for success.

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Helping Your Household Run Smoothly After Weight Loss Surgery

Helping Your Household Run Smoothly After Weight Loss Surgery

You're the caregiver in your family. But when you have surgery, who's going to take care of things?

For most weight loss surgery patients, the biggest issues come with lifting, says Jacqueline Odom, PhD, from the Beaumont Weight Control Center in Royal Oak, MI. For parents or caregivers with infants or small children, this poses a challenge, as do other household tasks like taking out the trash or bringing in groceries.

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