Bariatric Surgery Blog Posts

I picked up the term Empty Calories a few years ago when I was trying to lose weight by going to a slimming club. It was used to describe foods that are typically high in sugar and fat, but have little or no nutritional value. When comparing foods and deciding…

Diet

Today marks the 8-month anniversary since my gastric bypass surgery, so I thought I’d give a quick update. Since surgery I’ve lost a total of 41 kg so far – that’s nearly 6 and a half stones, or 90 lbs. I’m delighted with the progress so far, and am continuing…

My Story

I was finishing up work on Monday this week, and I got a call from the nurse from my GP’s surgery. They had a spare dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and asked if I could come in straight away. Apparently I was already on their list of high-risk patients because…

Medication

It’s now around seven and a half months since my Gastric Bypass surgery, and so far I’ve lost a total of 40.3 kg (6 st 5 lbs). And as of today, I’ve also dropped down into a new BMI category. My BMI this morning is officially 34.9, so I dropped…

Weight

Obesity has been identified as one of the significant risk factors for people catching the COVID-19 coronavirus. Here in Ireland, the vaccine rollout is being done in groups, which starts with: Group 1 – People ages 65 years and older who live in long-term care facilities Group 2 – Frontline…

News

I came across this Comeragh protein water drink at the checkouts in Aldi a few days ago. I haven’t seen any other protein water drinks for sale in supermarkets, and so I was excited to try it. It says that the 500ml bottle contains 10g of protein, is just 50…

Diet