People often ask what resources have helped me toward reaching my weight loss surgery goals. So, I decided to have a page dedicated to the services and products that have helped me along the way.
- To track your food and nutrition I absolutely love My Fittness Pal. It’s free and easy to sign-up. It helped me to lose 59 pounds before my surgery date. Just follow the recommendations after you input your personal information, it’s that easy.
- I have the FitBit Charge, and it is a fun piece of technology. Once I started wearing it, I was laser focused on getting more steps in every day. It’s a great little motivator.
- It wirelessly syncs with your computer and smart phone so you have access to your stats any time. It displays the “caller id” from your smart phone onto the watch display. Plus, it tracks your sleep at night.
- I found it to be a nice reward for myself that is fun and practical for working toward my goals.
- This is a free and really fun app. It is a virtual weight loss simulator. You enter your height, starting weight and goal weight. Then it gives you an image of how the two weights look on your body frame.
After bariatric surgery, we all know how important it is to get enough protein for our health and to lose weight.
- The single most important item I use for protein is the Isopure 100% Whey Protein Isolate Shake. It has 50 grams of protein per serving, so I always get my 80-100 grams the nutritionist recommended. I had never heard of Isopure until the hospital mentioned it during my pre-op classes. It has allowed me to lose weight consistently and without worrying about how to get enough protein every day.
- I like the Dutch Chocolate flavor served in a frosted mug with almond milk. A serving size is two scoops, when it’s mixed with water there are 220 calories, 1.5 fat, zero sugar, 3 carbs and 50 protein. It has been a life saver.
- I’m Beth Bianca and I’ve lost over 225 pounds since starting my journey. I’ve learned that our bariatric surgery is much more than what we eat. I believe that our surgery is a “tool” and that long-term success is accomplished through dedicated behavior changes.If you are ready to change your thinking and win the “mind games” of your journey, follow this link and get your copy of my new book.
- Dr. Connie Stapleton’s book is a good read for people dealing with some of the emotional issues of being overweight. It is filled with stories of her patients and the difficulties they were dealing with before and after their weight-loss surgery. It’s not sugar-coated and can be hard to read at times, because of relating to some of the examples.