Gastric Bypass Surgery Forums

  1. Basics for Gastric Bypass Surgery Beginners

    1. PRE-Operation Gastric Bypass Surgery Questions & Answers

      This is the place to talk about your pre-surgery preparation. Discuss choosing a surgeon, pre-op diets and nutrition, medical tests, and other basic Gastric Bypass Surgery issues.

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    2. POST-Operation Gastric Bypass Surgery Questions & Answers

      This is the place to talk about post-op questions. Discuss recovery, the post-op Gastric Bypass diet progression, nutrition, complications, medical tests, and other Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery issues.

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  2. My Gastric Bypass Surgery Journey - Tell Your Story

    1. Tell Your Gastric Bypass Surgery Story

      This is the place to share your Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery (RNY) Surgery journey with other members. Please start your own thread to tell us more about yourself. Do you have the gastric bypass? Who was/is your surgeon? How much weight have you lost, what changes have you noticed, and what challenges have you overcome?

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  3. Main Gastric Bypass Surgery Forums

    1. Gastric Bypass Surgery Success Stories

      Congratulations! You made a life-changing decision and are now benefiting from your new, positive lifestyle. Please share your Gastric Bypass surgery success story with our community. You deserve to celebrate, and your story may make the difference in someone else's life.

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    2. General Gastric Bypass Surgery Discussion

      This forum is for any topic related to the Gastric Bypass Surgery that is not covered in other forums. Sample topics include complications, exercise, and replacement addictions.

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    3. Gastric Bypass Surgeons and Hospitals

      This forum is the place to share your personal experiences and discuss surgery costs, length and quality of hospital stays, surgeon recommendations, and anything else related to Gastric Bypass surgeons and hospitals.

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    4. Insurance & Financing

      This forum is for discussions related to Gastric Bypass surgery insurance coverage and financing options. Gain from learning from others’ experiences!

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    5. Band to Gastric Bypass Revisions

      This forum is dedicated to discussions dealing with revising from a Gastric band to Gastric Bypass surgery.

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    6. Research & Statistics

      Have you come across new research that you want to discuss or share? This is the place to post and discuss research studies and statistics that you find related to Gastric Bypass, obesity, weight loss surgery, and weight loss.

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  4. Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Groups

    1. General Gastric Bypass Surgery Support

      Weight loss is easier when you have support. This forum is for providing and receiving emotional and psychological support before or after Gastric Bypass surgery.

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    2. Gastric Bypass Buddies/Mentors

      A buddy/mentoring relationship pairs a successful and experienced BariatricPal member with a novice and/or struggling BariatricPal member. Both partners work together through the physical, emotional, and spiritual components involved in weight loss. The goal is for both partners to achieve and maintain healthy weights. This is a win-win relationship, with the more experienced BariatricPal member having his/her weight loss reaffirmed, and the novice or struggling BariatricPal member building the confidence and motivation necessary to achieve his/her goals.

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    4. Monthly Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Groups

      This is the place to gather with others who are having Gastric Bypass Surgery (RNY) the same month you are. You can go through the journey together.

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    5. Age-Specific Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Groups

      These forums allow you to discuss age specific Gastric Bypass Surgery (RNY) issues with others in your age group. Your age can affect how you respond to the surgery, and the journey can be easier when you share with others who are of similar age.

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    6. Pregnancy with Gastric Bypass Surgery

      This is the place for support for pregnant, trying-to-get-pregnant, and new parents after Gastric Bypass surgery. Share your tips and support here regarding breastfeeding, good nutrition, and taking care of yourself and your baby.

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    7. Gastric Bypass Surgery Complications Support Group

      Come here to give and receive advice and support for Gastric Bypass complications, such as leakage, food intolerances, nutrient deficiencies, heartburn, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.

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  5. General Weight Loss Surgery Forums

    1. General Weight Loss Surgery Discussions

      Talk about anything related to weight loss surgery, such as choosing a surgery and surgeon, preparing for surgery, pre-surgery and post-surgery diets, weight loss, exercise and mental challenges. Exchange recipes, find weight loss surgery buddies, get exercise advice, ask about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and share your weight loss surgery story!

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    2. Mexico & Self-Pay Weight Loss Surgery

      A forum for discussing travel to Mexico to have Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass or another type of Weight Loss Surgery, as well as for discussing self-pay for weight loss surgery

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    3. Food and Nutrition

      This forum is for questions about food and nutrition before and after all types of surgeries. Check out the sub-forums to see if there is a more specific place for your post, to help people find information more easily.

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    4. Fitness & Exercise

      This forum is devoted to discussions, questions, and answers dealing with fitness and exercise, routines, habits, etc.

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    5. Plastic Surgery

      Congratulations on achieving or approaching your goal weight! Are you thinking about skin removal, cosmetic, or reconstructive surgery? This is the forum dedicated to discussing tummy tucks, brachioplasty (arm lift), mastopexy (breast lift), and inner thigh lifts, and other cosmetic procedures after losing a lot of weight with weight loss surgery.

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    6. Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Health and Wellness

      Weight loss is an inside job. This forum is for providing and receiving encouragement, information, inspiration, and tools to help you navigate the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your weight loss journey.

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    7. Don't Sweat the Stall Stuff

      Has your weight loss slowed or come to a complete stop? Are you frustrated because the scale isn't moving? This is the forum to discuss the infamous "STALL" and get the support you need to get through it.

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    8. Maintenance Forums

      Congratulations on hitting your goal weight! Now the journey continues as you keep up those good habits and learn how to keep the pounds off for good. This forum is for discussing anything related to maintenance, from recipes and strategies to struggles and triumphs. If you’re getting close to goal weight, use this forum to find out what need to know about the transition to maintenance.

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    9. Regain and Back-on-Track (NEW!)

      Some WLS patients say losing weight is the easy part. Keeping the weight is the hard part. If you have experienced weight regain after losing weight after WLS, this is the place to talk about why the pounds came back on and how you can get them off again. It could be related to diet, exercise, attitude, or something else!

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    10. WLS Veteran's Forum

      Been around BariatricPal for a while? Then chat with other old-timers who also know the drill! Sometimes it just feels more comfortable to kick back and shoot the breeze with familiar faces. So, come on into the Vets Forum for some serious WLS talk or just to hang out. We're old pals here!

      NOTE:  You must be 18 months post-op to participate in the WLS Veterans's Forum.

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    11. Rants & Raves

      Want debate? Get it here. Gripe, complain, moan, fight, rant and rave. Enter at your own risk!

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    12. The Lounge

      This forum is for general conversation, sharing interests, having a laugh or discussing anything not specifically related to Weight Loss Surgery surgery.

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    13. Powder Room - Ladies Gone Wild

      This is a place for ladies to discuss everything from Weight Loss Surgery complications, diet, and concerns, to any other off-topic subjects.

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    14. The Guys’ Room

      This is a place for men to discuss everything from Weight Loss Surgery complications, diet, and concerns, to any other off-topic subjects.

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    15. Where Venus and Mars Collide

      Do you want to discuss ADULT subject matter with both genders? Questions about love, relationships, intimacy, and general off-topic chat welcome. Get the thoughts and opinions of both men and women here! Please note that there is a singles room if you are looking for love, this is not that place. **You must be 18 to enter!**

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    16. Singles Forum

      Looking for that special someone? Once you start on your weight loss surgery journey, everything from your lifestyle to your body to the way you think about yourself and the world changes. Here is a forum to meet other weight loss surgery singles who know what you’re going through and who are have the same health goals and lifestyle as you do. Have fun!

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    17. Special Needs Forum

      We all have special needs…but some of us have certain challenges that make the “regular” WLS advice more difficult to follow. The challenges can be age, living in a rural community without many structured options, or having specific health conditions that interfere with diet or exercise. This is the forum to talk about them and exchange ideas!

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    18. Family and Friends

      Supporting a weight loss surgery (WLS) patient through his or her weight loss journey can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. The journey is long and bumpy. These forums are where you can find other spouses, other family members, and friends to offer encouragement and advice as you support your loved one through his or her journey.

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    19. BariatricPal en Español! (Nuevo!)

      Bienvenido a los foros de BariatricPal! Aquí se puede hablar de temas relacionadas con la cirugía de pérdida de peso. Discute las etapas de la dieta posoperatoria, su elección del cirujano, las luchas mentales del viaje de pérdida de peso, y cualquier cosa que está en su mente. No hay que estar solo cuando se someta a la cirugía para perder peso!

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    20. Clothing and Goods Exchange

      Have clothes that are too big? Need smaller clothes? This is the forum to post your clothing needs in. Extra vitamins, protein powders and bars ? Bariatric Books ? Lets help one another out as we progress through our weight loss journeys by saving money and exchanging clothes and bariatric related goods with one another. No commercial postings, please.

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    21. BariatricPal Polls

      Welcome to the BariatricPal Polls forum! There'll be a new polls regularly so you can cast your vote and add to the conversation to explain your vote. You also get to see how the other BariatricPal members voted. Come let us know what you think! If you have an idea for a poll, please post it below!

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    22. Other Types of Weight Loss Surgery & Procedures

      The Gastric Plication (sleeve plication or greater curvature plication), Duodenal Switch (DS), Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB), Gastric Balloon (intragastric balloon), and other Endolumenal Bariatric procedures are also options for treating obesity. This is where you can talk about these weight loss surgeries and procedures. Share your experiences and ask questions in these forums!

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    23. Weight Loss Medications

      Are you using weight loss medications or are thinking about using them? Have you tried them before? This is the forum where you can talk about side effects, weight loss results, new drugs, and anything else related to using weight loss medications such as orlistat, lorcaserin, phentermine, and others.

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    24. Popular Diet Forum

      Before or after weight loss surgery, you may be following one of the popular diet plans to guide your eating. This is the place to talk about the Paleo diet, Atkins, Jenny Craig, SlimFast, Weight Watchers, South Beach, and any other diet. Talk about recipes, meal plans, do’s and don’ts, and how to get your popular diet to fit into your weight loss surgery diet.

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    25. VIP Lounge

      Welcome to the VIP Lounge! This exclusive, private forum is just for BariatricPal Premium Members - other members and search engines can’t see it! Drop in when you want to talk about weight loss surgery or just shoot the breeze with other Premium Members. This is your place to hang out under the radar, so come on in and add your personality to the mix!

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    26. BariatricPal Local Chapters

      Visit our NEW Local Chapter Directory

       

      Use these forums to find out about meetings in your area and contact your Local Chapter leaders. Keep up with your BariatricPal Local Chapter friends in between your regular face-to-face group meetings, and find out what other BariatricPal Local Chapter groups are up to.

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    27. Weight Loss Surgery Magazine

      Weight Loss Surgery Magazine is an online publication made up of informative articles written by weight loss professionals who have experience with weight loss surgery.

      WLS Magazine covers many aspects of weight loss surgery and is written by health professionals from across the healthcare spectrum, including: Physicians/Surgeons, Dietitians/Nutritionists, Health & Wellness Experts, Psychologists, Life Coaches and Others who are at the forefront in the fight against obesity.

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    28. BariatricPal Newsletter

      BariatricPal News, a regular newsletter to keep you up to date on our community. We’ll tell you all about our exciting new features, programs and anything else you need and want to know about BariatricPal.com. Our goal is to make sure you know everything.

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    29. Website Assistance & Suggestions

      Technical questions? Comments about BariatricPal? We welcome feedback and suggestions on any aspect of BariatricPal.com. This is also the place to visit for updates about new features and updates.

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    • PAstudent

      A tiny bit disappointed that I turn 21 tomorrow and still won't know what alcohol tastes like (I was sleeved less than 3 weeks ago), but getting my health and life on track are totally worth it <3
      · 6 replies
      1. PAstudent

        I'm not TOO heartbroken about waiting a bit longer :) On the bright side, since giving up junk foods, my skin has gotten SO much better!

      2. Deactivatedfatgal

        Omg same! I had dark patches on thighs and neck & it's nearly gone now 😊 Yayyy to better skin haha

      3. OutsideMatchInside

        I had a fake ID and was going to the bars at 16. By the time I was 21 I was already bored with alcohol

      4. Newme17

        I guess us older folks are wondering why? Lol. When you get older, you'll wander why did you bother too? (or get bored with it). It just got me in a lot of trouble. If I had to do my 20's all over, I'd skip it. Enjoy life sober. You'll be glad you did. One less thing to get addicted to as well (if you tend to have addictions).

        Happy birthday!!! 🎈🎊🎁🎂🎉

      5. Newme17

        Btw, I'm not speaking for all of us older ones either.

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    • Thejeweledsleeve

      5/25 - Went to the gym and worked out cardio. My shoulders were really killing me from the workout the day before. I did not get to see the trainer today because he does not oversea cardio days. I ended up working out for an hour and trying to keep my heart rate in cardio.
      I went home and started reading up on Ketogenic diets more. I found out that when Bariatric patients are required to do a liquid diet (low in carbs), we end up putting out body into a Ketogenic state. This allows our body to start burning fat as a energy resource. I was really intrigued and decided to do a full Ketogenic diet as an experience. I have foods that I omitted (red meats, bacon). I very barely would eat red meat prior to surgery so it was easy to omitted that option. I meal prepped enough chicken for the week. I can eat YASSO  frozen yogurt ice cream which is 100 calories and low in sugar with 5g of protein. I used to eat them for dessert twice a week. I made chicken breast, brocolli, mozzarella cheese (reduced fat). The remaining chicken breast, I am using to follow the Ketogenic Diet now. 
      5/26 - Went to my Granny's house to spend time with her. She loves seeing my progress and oh baby does she like to hear about the foods I can and cannot eat. She enjoys seeing my meal preps and just praises me for sticking to staying away from junk food.
      For breakfast: I had boiled egg whites (hate the yoke). 
      For snack: I had 7 olives and a powerade zero calorie drink.
      For Lunch: I had 4 oz of chicken breast, 1 tsp of guacamole and 1 tbsp of sour cream. 
      For snack: the remainder of my brocolli and cheese.
      For Dinner: I will have 4 oz of salmon and 1 tsp of guacamole.
      I have attached a picture below of my portion8 container. This takes me about 45 minutes to eat in it's entirety. 
      And a picture of the happiest baby I know. My little cousin. 
       


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      1. Sweet as peaches

        Yummy food and cutie pie.

      2. Newme17

        Awww, she's so cute! Love her smile.

        As for Keto, I have my reservations, but I hope it works out for you. 😊

      3. salasmall

        food looks great

      4. Apple1

        She is a cutie pie!

    • Jeffrey Stern

      I don't know if this is ...hate to say "normal" but I just don't have an appetite at all. Hard to eat and force myself just cause I know I have to. Just for reference sake...down 48 lbs since surgery May 1st. (4 wks).
      · 1 reply
      1. Introversion

        The lack of appetite is normal during the first few months, so it is expected that you aren't that hungry. However, the appetite does eventually return as you get further out. Personally, my appetite was back by 9 months post-op.

    • Jeffrey Stern

      One thing I do as well is drink green tea... it really is a must. It is proven in weight loss and is necessary to stay hydrated. I drink at least 3-4 cups a day ...as well other fluids. Drink, drink, drink... and I don't mean alcohol. LOL  
      · 1 reply
      1. mikala3672

        its okay to drink green tea? My doctor told me no caffeine so I give up the green tea.

    • Jeffrey Stern

      This is all new to me and still learning as I go along. I have been very successful with my surgery and post surgery. Had no complications and eating while sticking to the "diet" has been challenging. I'm on my last few days of the pureed or "baby food" as I like to call it. As for exercise I walk for now and plan to ride my bike and do some workouts with an exercise ball I've had sitting in a box in my closet for 15 yrs. LOL. One thing is that I haven't had any carbs or sugar for over two months my body has gone through a detox if you will. I feel this has given me a lot more energy and plan to stay away from carbs and sugar once I start to eat solid foods. Even though I love chocolate.
      · 2 replies
      1. talkingmountain

        Yay! Definitely stay away from sugar AND artificial sweeteners. Otherwise you will quickly reawaken the sweet tooth monster!

      2. Jeffrey Stern

        I know...and what a struggle. However it gets a bit better with time. But I still would love to have a good chocolate bar like a Hershey's. LOL

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