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Disclaimer: Please note that weight loss surgery results and benefits are unique to each individual and in such The Bariatric Group cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals as results for each surgery can vary. If you have any questions or would like to know more about weight loss surgery please contact our expert team.

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Weight loss surgery is a huge commitment we want to ensure that it is absolutely the right thing at the right time for you.
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After Bariatric Surgery, it isn’t all about hearts and flowers! It can be a roller coaster ride, with many ups and downs. Emotionally and physically.
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Without a doubt, my portion sizes are bigger than they used to be. So why haven’t I gained weight?
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Does being overweight influence your chances of getting the job or career that you would like?
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Is it possible? Is there anything you could do about it?
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What does it mean? And how does it relate to weight loss surgery?
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I had my first bariatric surgery back in 2006 and it altered my course in life, giving me both a new career and, a new body.
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As I approach my 3 year anniversary since my Gastric Bypass surgery, I thought it was time for an update.
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Pancake Day also known as Shrove Tuesday is always the day before Ash Wednesday and it symbolizes the start of lent, the day to use up all the sweet things in your cupboard. We have an alternative pancake recipe using bananas.
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As February is the month of love, and we thought we would give you a couple of high protein ideas for valentine's night.
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January is cited as the worst month in the year, often blamed by our over indulgence during the holiday period with food and alcohol. Has your wine-clock become more of a habit than a pleasure?
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Twelve Drummers Drumming Will people automatically know I’ve had bariatric surgery?
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Eleven Pipers Piping - Jane has so much more confidence since having bariatric surgery
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Ten Lords a Leeping - Who better to tell you about the energy that you get back after weight loss surgery than our lovely Kris..
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9 Ladies Dancing - Why dancing is STRICTLY good for the soul, and for weight loss?
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Eight Maids are Milking - Easy ways to increase your protein try using high protein milk after surgery
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Seven Swans a Swimming - A good way to get fit, and lose weight is to go swimming!
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Six Geese a laying - So is an egg an egg? Are there healthier eggs to eat? They are a great source of protein which is so important after bariatric surgery.
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5 Gold Rings - A low calorie cocktail
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Four Calling Birds - How Will You Friends React After Your Weight Loss?
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Three French Hens - On these cold dark evenings I like nothing more than coming in from the cold to a warming dinner, even better when all almost cooked in one pot( slow cooker for me).
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2 Turtle Doves - There are just so many advantages to your health after bariatric surgery, but there are also some rather nasty side effects to rapid weight loss, including hair loss and loose skin.
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A Partridge in a Pear Tree - Enjoy some of our low fat dessert recipes
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Iron is an essential mineral in the body and levels drop after weight loss surgery. Supplements and sources are discussed here.
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Whilst I was on holiday earlier this year it dawned on me– just how much obesity can affect your ability to enjoy yourself.
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If you have recently undergone weight loss surgery, you may be on the lookout for some quick and easy recipes to support you in your journey to a better you.
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To make successful changes in your life, it can help to understand the milestones you should expect to reach three, six, nine and twelve months after the initial surgery.
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It is advised to wait around 12-18 months after surgery before getting pregnant, as this will be when your weight has stabilised.
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There are certain criteria for those wishing to undergo a form of bariatric surgery, including a weight limit.
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It is not uncommon to regain some of the weight you lost after bariatric surgery. Regaining weight can be a challenge, both emotionally and mentally.
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The hot weather can result in too much of a good thing for those who have undergone bariatric surgery. The key to successful weight loss surgery is keeping a healthy lifestyle.
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Striking a healthy balance after bariatric surgery can be difficult, but we’ve put together our top tips on how to do so and survive BBQ season.
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Regardless of the amount of weight lost, those who have undergone weight loss surgery should be aware of more sensitivity in regards to alcohol consumed.
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It’s important to understand that it is completely normal to feel nervous and anxious before undergoing bariatric surgery, no matter what your choice of treatment may be.
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Bariatric surgery is an increasingly popular treatment that can dramatically improve a person’s health, happiness and lifespan- but is it right for you?
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If you’re undergoing bariatric surgery in the near future, it’s likely that you’re looking ahead to the months after the surgery itself.
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Hair loss after weight loss surgery is common, but not inevitable . This article discusses the issue and offers some advice.
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If you’re weighing up your bariatric surgery options, it’s likely you’re torn between the gastric band and bypass, due to their popularity and high success rates.
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So what do I miss about my Gastric band?
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Here at The Bariatric Group, we know how nerve-wracking an imminent procedure can be, so we’ve put together our top tips to help you prepare and help you relax.
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Revision weight loss surgery is a surgical procedure and is what some patients opt for if they have previously had a form of bariatric surgery but have experienced complications or an insignificant loss of weight.
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Many people who are significantly overweight or obese undergo weight loss surgery in order to help them lose excess weight and reclaim a healthy body.
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Many people who have previously undergone gastric bypass surgery find that after initial weight loss success, they begin to regain.
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A look at some of the food current food trends, and their possible use after weight loss surgery
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Gastric sleeve surgery has quickly become the fastest growing bariatric procedure since 2010. The surgery involves reducing the size of the stomach by removing a portion using a stapling device.
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How alcohol affects you after bariatric surgery
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For those who have gone through bariatric surgery, going out for meals can often be a pain rather than the joyous, sociable experience it should be.
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The British Dietetic Association have written some helpful hints about eating over Christmas, we have tweaked them to include eating post bariatric surgery.
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Gastric band surgery is an increasingly popular procedure that aids weight loss in those who are overweight.
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Continuing our series on nutrition after weight loss surgery, we take a look at vitamin B12.
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In the first of a series of blogs about nutrition, our bariatric dietitian discusses protein. How much do we need after surgery and how to achieve the recommended amounts.
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Taking the steps to undergo a bariatric procedure can be a stressful and nerve-wracking time, but with the right preparation, it needn’t be.
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Though there are many different weight loss surgeries available, gastric balloons are fast becoming a popular alternative due to the fact there is no operation involved.
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If you are overweight, the best way to start losing the extra pounds is to make changes within your diet and exercise routines.
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Any kind of weight loss surgery is often a major operation, and is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
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I was reading a very negative blog recently about things you wish you were told before having weight loss surgery.
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Gastric Bypass surgery is the number one most popular choice of weight loss surgery available in the United Kingdom right now. Here are our top tips on how to deal with your weight loss journey, helping you to prepare, recover and maintain your new lifestyle.
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I just couldn't believe it when I went shopping this week and bought a size 10 pair of trousers. When I think back to 9 years ago, I was wearing a size 26, and I am now literally half the person I used to be. In just 7 months since my Gastric Bypass...
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I wouldn't want to turn back the clock 12 months, as this time last year, I did feel pretty rough after my Gastric Bypass surgery! I weighed 14 stone 9lbs and my size 16 clothes were far too tight. How things have changed over the last year!...
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