048 Your Questions Answered

by reeger on February 17, 2015




In this episode I talk about birthdays, allowing what you want in your life and I answer your questions.
Today, 2/16, is my birthday. I have lovingly spent much of it working on this podcast episode and it is now time for me to lovingly spend time with my family. I know you understand .

Briefly, the topics covered in this episode include:

  • Embarrassment and asking questions
  • Difficulty drinking water after bariatric surgery and ways around that
  • Dry mouth
  • Nutrition and attitudes toward food after bariatric surgery
  • When and how does weight come off
  • What is healthy eating versus unhealthy eating
  • Are you bad person for trying foods that are not healthy
  • Appreciating how far you have come in this moment
  • Not waiting to “live”
  • What the research shows on relapse after bariatric surgery
  • How does bariatric surgery change physiology and pathophysiology
  • Is bariatric surgery a tool
  • The Right 7 Ingredients of a Bari Great Life
  • Why getting down on or yelling at yourself does not work
  • Why follow-up is so important and it is never too late to go back to your bariatric practice
  • Juicing cleanses and why I do not recommend them
  • How to respond when people say “why can’t you do this on your own?” or “if you could just do now what they tell you to do after the surgery, you wouldn’t need the surgery” or “surgery is the easy way out”
  • Rethinking and letting go of the concept of Failure
  • Guided imagery of letting go of the tug-of-war between success and failure
  • Unconditional love
  • Right action versus Action
  • Act. Evaluate. Pivot as needed.
  • How to make bariatric surgery a positive family event
  • How do you repay kindness

Mentions in this episode
Behavioral Predictors of Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery
A Post-Op and A Doc
Weight Loss Surgery Podcast Facebook page
Southern Oregon Bariatric Center Facebook page

Let people know about the podcast, please

I believe in you,


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Monika Fulton April 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Hi Reeger! Love the show! You are providing such a great service to people like myself who don’t have access to good after care. I have lost and maintained my 75 lbs weight loss but my bariatric surgeon has never ordered a blood test to see what my counts are (my lap band surgery was in 2011). I am slowly learning from your podcasts what to look out for. I asked my PCP to run a blood test and it turned out that I was slightly anemic.
Can you please tell me the name of the type of iron you recommend that doesn’t give you constipation? I know you recommend the bariatric advantage products and I would be happy to buy those as long as they don’t bind me up like so many other products.
Hope you enjoyed Italy! Well, how can you not…..


reeger April 20, 2015 at 12:31 am

Hi Monika, Thank you so much for connecting and I am very glad you find the podcast helpful- Thats why I do it! I cannot tell you exactly what to take regarding iron but many of my patients are on one of the forms of Bariatric Advantage’s iron. Exactly which one you might want to consider, I leave for you to discuss with either your bariatric surgeon or your PCP. Congratulations on your weight loss and successful weight loss maintenance! Kindly, Reeger


AMY SWAYZEE May 18, 2016 at 1:18 am

This is my favorite episode. I continue to use your 7 keys to a bari good life.


reeger May 30, 2016 at 11:29 pm

Hi Amy, I am so glad you find this episode helpful! : ) Thank you for letting me know. Kindly Reeger


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