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Hey everyone! I was on here a couple of weeks ago and I came across a post that had the name of an awesome WLS book that also acted like a workbook but I cant find the post. I just bought "WLS for Dummies" but was hoping to find that workbook type resource book or any other suggestions you guys may have! I really appreciate it! Thank u!

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There is one best used pre-op called The Emotional First Aid Kit, by Cinthia L. Alexander. It really helped me to prepare.

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There is one best used pre-op called The Emotional First Aid Kit' date=' by Cinthia L. Alexander. It really helped me to prepare.[/quote']

I've been following it, too. It really is a useful guide.

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I'm pre-op. I'll have to check out those! Right now the only book I have in reference to WLS is Successful Weight Loss With The Gastric Sleeve by Dr. Alvarez which I highly recommend. It's a short book, but great info on the sleeve and life after being sleeved. :) Was easy to read and it's the first self-help type book that I read in one afternoon without putting it down. I'm a reader, but non fiction books aren't usually page turners for me. Lol

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I'm reading "It Ain't Over 'til the Thin Lady Sings.". It was written by an addiction specialist about her gastric bypass 10 years ago. Some of the info is not pertinent to us, but the emotional component sure is. She makes many suggestions for coping with emotions once food can no longer be your method of self-soothing. I'm enjoying reading it.

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Thanks everyone. I bought, before starting this thread, Weightloss surgery for Dummies, but its really out dated (2005). So I'm looking for a new one so I can return this because I feel like this caters mostly to gastric bypass patients. I'm checking out

The weightloss surgery workbook by Doreen A. Samelson

Preparing for weightloss surgery by Robin Apple

Has anyone heard of these? BtW, I was looking at the emotional first aid kit, and its only available online so im trying to see other options as well.

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I went to the library yesterday and got the book "The Everything Post Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook"; it is wonderful. The first part of the book is about WLS, how to meet goals, emotional issues, exercise, wardrobes, etc.

I am thinking of buying the book, I like it so much.

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Has anyone mentioned the book "The Sleeved Life: A Patient to Patient Guide on Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery"? Written by Pennie Nicola. Available on Amazon for kindle download for $2.99.

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Has anyone mentioned the book "The Sleeved Life: A Patient to Patient Guide on Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery"? Written by Pennie Nicola. Available on Amazon for kindle download for 2.99.

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I downloaded that one a few days ago. It's not by a doctor but it's an interesting read. I'm pre op and it has given me tons of info like questions I should be asking my doctor. It's almost a book made up of the most interesting and useful threads here.

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"We hope this announcement finds you well. As the world’s largest online community dedicated to the gastric sleeve VerticalSleeveTalk.com can provide valuable support and information along your weight loss journey. We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you that VerticalSleeveTalk.com has another exciting way to help out our members pursue weight loss and health. It’s our very own Big Book on the Gastric Sleeve!

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The Big Book on the Gastric Sleeve!

That’s right! VerticalSleeveTalk.com is not only a social network, but now also the source of the complete book called “The Big Book on the Gastric Sleeve: Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.” Author Alex Brecher is the founder of VerticalSleeveTalk.com. He is a weight loss surgery patient who has successfully lost and kept off over 100 pounds, and he is committed to helping other weight loss surgery patients experience the same success. Co-author Natalie Stein is a nutritionist and weight loss specialist who provides expertise on the sleeve diet.

A Complete Guide to Life after the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

This unique book is one of the very few that are dedicated completely to the gastric sleeve. As the title says, it’s a big book that covers everything about the sleeve! It is a guide that you can use from before surgery to after you have reached your goal weight. These are just a few topics that are covered in the book.

  • How obesity can harm you and millions of others
  • Why it’s so tough to lose weight without surgery
  • The vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure
  • How the gastric sleeve works to help you lose weight
  • Risks and benefits to decide whether the gastric sleeve is for you
  • Choosing a surgeon and preparing for surgery.
  • The postoperative follow-up care program
  • The postoperative diet progression from liquids to solid foods.
  • The vertical sleeve gastrectomy diet: healthy eating and weight control for life
  • Starting and continuing an exercise program.
  • Physical and psychological changes to expect as you lose weight
  • How to build a can’t-fail support system
  • VerticalSleeveTalk.com and other resources for support and information.

How Can You Get Your Copy?

The Big Book on the Gastric Sleeve: Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is available direct from VerticalSleeveTalk.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo. You can get a hard copy or download an electronic version for Kindle, Nook, iOS or Kobo. Check it out and spread the word!

VerticalSleeveTalk.com Members Tell Their Stories in the Book!

The book doesn’t just have complete, understandable information about the vertical sleeve gastrectomy. It’s also a compilation ofreal-life member stories told in their own words. The book features VerticalSleeveTalk.com members who were kind enough to share their stories with us and now with you! These members are some of VerticalSleeveTalk.com’s most active ones, and you’ll probably meet them on the boards soon if you haven’t already!

Do You Want to Be in the Next Book?

If you didn’t get involved this time around but you might like to be featured in another book, contact Alex Brecher via VerticalSleeveTalk.com’s private messaging system. We’d love to hear from you and give you the scoop!

We’d love to hear your thoughts about the book! Let us know what you think when you check it out! We’re always delighted to hear from VerticalSleeveTalk.com members and we want to know what we can do to help you along your journey. Thanks for your support up through now, and enjoy The Big Book on the Gastric Sleeve!"

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