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JADE’S NEW LEASE ON LIFE—Clothes shopping never felt so greatNo longer a ‘fit fat person’

I had my weight loss surgery in June 2016 weighing 108.4kg. Today I weigh 72kg and fit into size 10-12 clothing. I have never felt better. My weight loss journey...


Hair loss after bariatric surgery

One of the most common complaints patients have following bariatric surgery is hair loss. This is mainly associated with nutritional deficiencies from reduced food intake, the lack of adherence to...


Guide to important vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and minerals are vital after bariatric surgery for long term health and well being. This article contains a guide to each vitamin and mineral including which foods contain the...


Is Weight-Loss Surgery the Next Wave in Cancer Prevention?

Newly published data suggest that weight-loss surgery can prevent cancer. After 20 years, the landmark Swedish Obesity Study (SOS) has provided research showing that weight-loss surgery is associated with a...


Healthy Recipes

Looking for some nutritious recipes to help you in your weight loss journey? You'll love this list of healthy recipes from the nutrition team at the Surgical Weight Loss Centre....


Treating Obesity Treats Disease

Treating Obesity Treats PCOS and Improves Fertility People with obesity are more likely to have infertility, and they are less likely to benefit from fertility treatment. Obesity can also cause...


Guidelines on smoking in the peri-operative period

  Smoking worsens surgical outcome.  This has been demonstrated in over 300 studies. People who smoke are at increased risk of peri-operative respiratory, cardiac and wound related complications.  Quitting smoking...


HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

While I have no objection to a piece of chocolate on occasion, here’s a beautifully healthy treat to share with your loved ones! Simply slice the watermelon thickly and use...


Keep the rituals, say good-bye to the kilos

Undergoing weight loss surgery means still celebrating all those wonderful events that revolve around food, such as Christmas and New Years, but without the weight gain. A few tweaks may...


Top 10 motives to seek weight loss surgery

The factors that motivate people to seek surgical solutions for weight loss can, and should, be used to form accurate clinical assessments and sustainable treatment plans. This understanding can help...


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