72 minutes | Mar 5, 2023
#29 - Kate Fuss and Bariatric Help
As a bariatric patient who's 4+ years out, weight regain is normal and expected. Resetting ones life and eating patterns to lose that weight is not easy however. Kate joined me in studio and we discussed what asking for help again looks like. What things can I do to get "back on track". What barriers stand in my way? Am I truely alone, floating in a sea of nothing ness with no wear to turn? Kate helped me "level set" and I hope you find the information just as helpful as I did. If you are stuck, dont know how to get back on track, and are wanting to know where to begin, give this episode a listen. Kate Fuss, PA-C, CSOWM, MMS Kate has over 10 years of clinical and operative experience in Bariatrics, General, Plastic & Reconstructive surgery. She is additionally Board Certified as a Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management. Her passion lies in serving weight loss surgery patients throughout their entire operative journey and believes that patient success lies in strong support, connection, and education. She carries a special interest in supporting bariatric patients struggling with post-operative weight regain through Banana Bariatrics. Career aside, Kate is a mom to a little girl and enjoys traveling the world with her family to experience new cultures and cuisines. What Is Banana Bariatrics? Banana is a small & intimate online bariatric support community focused on helping weight loss surgery patients navigate weight regain and general struggles after bariatric surgery. Banana offers weekly support groups, educational courses, and family-style friendships with others on a similar health journey. You can learn more by visiting: https://bananabariatrics.com/ Contact Information Email: email@example.com Facebook: Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group Instagram: @banana.bariatrics Website: https://bananabariatrics.com/ *FREE* Weight Regain Resource
21 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
#028 - State of the Podcast
We're Back! It seems like its been forever and a day, and it has been. Its been way longer then even we thought it would have been. Join us in this episode to get a quick update on what's to come. What's in store for 2022? Why are episode #'s missing? Listen in and get the scoop! I look forward to speaking with you all again into 2022.
59 minutes | Feb 16, 2020
#021 - Surgery Date and Emotions
This was Kerry's and my final discussion before her actual surgery. She was assigned a date, and we chatted about what her final steps were to be cleared for surgery. The next time we chat, Kerry will be on the post-surgery side of the fence. The final steps, exams, and days leading up to surgery can be very emotional. Listen as Kerry gives an inside peak into what those finals days and hours were like.
63 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
#020 – Reversing Regain
Regain happens to almost everyone that loses weight. Weight was designed to fluctuate, and when old habits creep back in, weight can tend to increase. With it can come a wave of negative emotion, which can cause some of us to eat even more, causing us to put on even more weight. So how do we stop the merry-go-round cycle of regain? Give a listen to my conversation with Marilyn Clark. Shes a certified Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach and someone who battles with weight-loss herself. We spoke about the "Why" it happens, and the "How" it makes us feel, but more importantly she gave some great tips and tricks on "How" we can make some small incremental changes that can impact our mental outlook, tipping the scales back into our favor. If you enjoy the episode and your looking for some life coaching or some nutrition coaching, you can connect with Marilyn personally at: www.offtheplatemc.com
82 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
#019 - Make Resolutions Stick
Tired of making New Years resolutions and then breaking them before March? In this episode Dr. John Chuback joined me on air to discuss how to change ones perspective on life and how they view whats a priority in their life. We often get stuck running in the maze of life and we often forget that we don't even need to run the maze at all. Dr. Chuback wrote a book titled "Make Your Own Damn Cheese" and its a about a mouse named Earl. Earl meets all sorts of friends in the maze that help him understand that instead of running through the maze searching for scraps of cheese, Earl can make his own damn cheese. We too can make our own damn cheese in life, and this can help us avoid running the maze all together. Forget making New Years resolutions this year. Join me in changing the way we look at life all together and never need a resolution ever again. Buy the book on amazon now: https://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Damn-Cheese-Understanding-ebook/dp/B07HR2WXYP
58 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
#018 - A Bariatric Journey - Pre-Surgery
Kerry and I chat this week about what her final preparations for bariatric surgery recovery is all about. What things is she worried about, looking forward to, and finally preparing for. Her surgery date is a few weeks away, and how is she preparing. How much is she exercising Has she had an moments of mental doubt? Elective surgery vs required procedure... How does she view it. Surgery risks, is it worth the risk? Pros vs Cons of surgery and of not having surgery. Whats her biggest fear going into surgery? The stress of fitting in with others post-op What's the "True-Cost of Bariatric Surgery"? What does surgery give you that you won't expect? Will surgery will change who you are. Yes or No? The things you will find after surgery? Transfer addiction... is she worried? If you have ever wondered what the days and hours leading up to bariatric surgery are like, don't miss our conversation.
51 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
#017 - Finally Me!
What is it like to live your life every single day, and to feel like a balloon that's at it's breaking point that's just about to explode? What's it like to live your life and to feel like you are not your true self at all? What's it like to go on a journey of self discovery via bariatric surgery? What changes? Does your personality change? Does your attitude change? What do you lose? What do you gain? Does any of this sound familiar to you and your story? If so... click play and join us in this episode as I talk to Alicia Hill-Marceau. She's a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, and someone who struggled to get her weight under control. She chronicled her story into what changed and what she found when she had bariatric surgery in a book she titled FINALLY ME! In the text, Alicia talks about what she gave up having surgery, but more so what she found out about her true self along her journey. If you are considering bariatric surgery and you are wondering what the mental and emotional aspects of the journey are going to be like, get a copy of her book. You won't be disappointed. In writing the book, Alicia aimed to show people that if you take the time you to can finally find yourself too. Buy the book on amazon here: Finally Me!: Thanks to Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Book Give-A-Way! Check out the following link for official contest rules: http://www.weighinradio.com/contest
68 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
#016 - A Bariatric Journey - Surgery Intake
We continue our discussion with Kerry concerning her decision to have bariatric surgery. Why did she choose surgery? How did she select her surgeon / medical team? From start to finish, how long did the process take? What tests were required? What options for surgery did she have? In summary we discuss all of the important steps one may go through in preparing to have bariatric surgery. Want to have an idea of what the process is all about... well tune in!
78 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
#015 - Reeger Discusses the State of Obesity
Reeger Cortell - FNP-C from The Weight Loss Surgery Podcast joined me in studio this month to discuss the future of obesity and bariatric surgery. Reeger has been in the trenches treating obesity one patient at a time as a certified family nurse practitioner since 2007. Her podcast, which she personally began in 2013 has helped thousands of people, including myself. It was an honor to have her join us on air this month! Here are just a few of of the high points from our discussion. Why medical terminology should not be a barrier to learning Bile Acid's role as a hormone and it's impact on obesity How does bile acid impact the treatment of obesity. Do bariatric surgery patients have bile acid? What are some of the key struggles she see's in patients that are in the maintenance phase of weight loss. Shames impact on your treatment and success Obesity as a chronic, incurable disease with a high rate of recurrence. Working to develop a treatment plan for weight loss success The role of medications can play to treat obesity Knowing you can't lose weight until you stop gaining. Why should I take weight loss advice from a medical provider who's never struggled with obesity. Can people be addicted to food. How to easily determine if you have a problem with food. How your body / brain consumes carbs as fuel. What to do if you find yourself struggling. How food addiction is different than other addiction models. New bariatric surgery procedures on the horizon. Bariatric Surgery among youth, is it the future? Reeger Cortell - The Weight Loss Surgery Podcast https://www.weightlosssurgerypodcast.com/
71 minutes | Oct 22, 2019
#014 - A Bariatric Journey Begins
This episode is the inaugural episode of a 25 part mini-series that will run over the course of the next year! A Bariatric Journey, will document one woman's struggle with weight, and her story into how bariatric surgery became her choice. Kerry has agreed to let this podcast follow her life over the course of the next year while we walk, talk, and discuss her adventure into having bariatric surgery. What was life like pre-surgery? Why did she decide to have surgery? What was surgery like? What was recovery like? What's life like emotionally on any given day? WeighInRadio will be there with her every step of the way, documenting her story. In this episode, you get to meet Kerry and understand what her life was like growing up. What was it like for her growing up? What were some of her struggles with weight and what kinds of things did she try on her own to lose weight.
80 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
#013 - Writing Checks Your Body Can't Cash
Author Ed Zenisek joined us remotely from Las Cruces, New Mexico to discuss his bariatric journey. Ed's journey was such a wild ride that he decided to write a book about it. Bariatric Surgery: The Best and Worst Decision I Ever Made chronicles Ed and his wife's journey into have the surgery together. From going on the pre-surgical diet together, to navigating the office gauntlet of paperwork and tests, be right there with Ed and his wife as they share with you their story of what having bariatric surgery is like. Ed spoke with us candidly about how he came to be overweight, and how his struggles with weight started at an early age. From watching his father struggle with obesity, to watching complications from diabetes end his grandmothers life early, Ed fought to prevent diabetes and gout from complicating his health. He spoke about how as a child, "Fast Eddy" wasn't concerned about the future of Ed's life. Those were problems for future fast Eddie, not Eddie today. When the time came to pay on that debt, the only thing Ed could do was to do something about his weight. This episode is another mans tale of standing up to obesity and winning. Author: Ed Zenisek https://www.facebook.com/ezauthor The Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bariatric-Surgery-Best-Worst-Decision/dp/1985770296/
87 minutes | Sep 1, 2019
#012 - Beyond Bariatric Surgery A Retrospective
Michael joined us in studio to discuss what bariatric surgery is like almost 3 years later. We talked about how his life has changed, and what he has learned about his life looking back on it all. Life can be difficult some days, and sometimes in life, people can tend to drag you down more than they lift you up. Michael discussed the importance of seeing these anchors for what they are and how he decided to handle them. Him and I even discussed how we defined success after weight loss. As two males, we addressed some of the issues than men face when having the surgery, but importantly we discussed why even more men should look into having bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery isn't for everyone, but if your considering it, give a listen to this months episode to get a good feel for what changes you can expect. It's always motivating and inspiring having Michael in studio. His analogies and comparisons of real life events put into perspective what life is really all about at the core.
67 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
#011 - What weight loss later in life can be.
Laurie joined us in studio to talk about what her weight loss struggles have been like. As a woman who has battled weight loss most of her adult life, Laurie talked about everything from pregnancy weight gain, to how injuries in the gym have had her sidelined for a while. We even discussed how life after menopause has further complicated her weight loss progress. Most days, Laurie struggles to maintain her weight in a world where she strongly desires to be losing weight. Ladies, don't miss this months episode as Laurie's struggles sounded all to "par for the course" when it comes to challenges women face in battling weight loss. Using only traditional diet and exercise, Laurie has shown that for some, this is a path that can be navigated and with success. Never give up, always keep moving, and never be content with where you are.
81 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
#010 - From Diabetic to Decadent Desserts
Janet joined us in studio to discuss how she used a combination of nutrition, bariatric surgery, and a passion for fitness to change her life. Facing a diagnosis of Diabetis after having watching her own father battle the disease for years, she decided she wasn't going out that way. From Piyo to Smoked pizza, From Core Deforce to 4th of July Holiday party desserts, we discuss all sorts of ways to battle obesity and win.
68 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
#009 - The Psychology of Weight Loss
This month Dr. Lisa Breisch, L.C.P.C., Psy.D., the Director of Harmony Center for Holistic Psychotherapy, joins us in studio to discuss the benefits regular therapy can provide in a weight loss plan. Therapy isn't just for patients battling eating disorders. From the Psychology of why diets don't work to how most folks manipulate your body to lose weight, we talk everything psychology. Here are a feqw of the other topics discussed in this episode: - Food is neutral, Its neither good or bad - How food can give us a sexual charge. - Making Peace with your body. - The Mind Body Spirit approach - Who is a candidate for therapy? - Therapy, the journey of self discovery - Size Acceptance...Loving your body at no matter the size - Dieting Up to a bigger size - Chronic dieting and its impact on the body - Even the size acceptance community can bully. - The early days of weight loss surgery - How do I get into therapy - Exercise More, Eat Less! IT works! - It's important to Love Yourself. - How to find a therapist - Love is acceptance! Not judgement If your interested in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Breisch, please feel free to give her a call today. Harmony Center for Holistic Psychotherapy 6625 N. 2nd Street Loves Park, IL 61111 Phone: 815-639-0300 Fax: 815-639-0303 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.harmonycenterforholisticpsychotherapy.com
61 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
#008 - The True Cost of Surgery (Part 2 of 2)
I sat down with Casey and Matt to discuss what having bariatric surgery actually cost them. What's it like being married to someone who has the surgery? How does it change your married relationship? How does it change your relationships with friends, family members, children? How does sex compare both before and after weight loss surgery? Was cheating ever an issue? In this episode, we will take a look at what changed, and what the ultimate price paid was. What had to be given up when the surgery was had? How did it change them as a couple, and how did it impact their relationships with others around them. If you haven't listened to S02E01 already, perhaps hop back and give a listen to get an idea of how Casey and Matt's marriage was before weight loss surgery. We establish a baseline for how they met, and how their relationship begin. I believe it's important you understand who they are and how they were before bariatric surgery entered the picture to truly see the effects the surgery had on their marriage.
74 minutes | Feb 20, 2019
#007 - The True Cost of Surgery (Part 1 of 2)
I sat down with Casey and Matt to discuss what having bariatric surgery actually cost them. What's it like being married to someone who has the surgery? How does it change your married relationship? How does it change your relationships with friends, family members, children? How does sex compare both before and after weight loss surgery? Was cheating ever an issue? In S02E01, we take a deep dive into Casey and Matt's marriage. We establish a baseline for how they met, and how their relationship begin. I believe it's important you understand who they are and how they were before bariatric surgery entered the picture to truly see the effects the surgery had on their marriage. In S01E02, we will take a look at what changed, and what the ultimate price paid was. What had to be given up when the surgery was had? How did it change them as a couple, and how did it impact their relationships with others around them. Join us as we WEIGH IN on what the true cost of weight loss surgery can be for some.
71 minutes | Nov 4, 2018
#006 - Living A Vegetarian Lifestyle After Bariatric Surgery
@veggisvsg (Anna) Sat down to discuss what eating after bariatric surgery is like when your vegetarian and vegan. Can it be done? We also talked about what it's like being in your early 20's as a bariatric patient. I think you'll surprised with what she had to say? A few of the topics we discussed? How many salads a day does she eat? Which contains more protein / oz, Spinach or Steak? What inspired her to have surgery at 21 years of age. Can a holistic approach to healthy eating cure cancer? What other benefits to alternative eating are there?
69 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
#005 - Revision Surgeries - Take 2
Casey and I discuss what having revision surgery is like. As if having bariatric surgery isn't difficult enough, some patients have complications or deal with regain post op that requires them to turn to surgery again. A few of the topics discussed: How do you choose to do surgery again? Dealing with the idea you failed or that you're a failure. The mental struggles that come with bariatric surgery. Maintaining "Control" post op. Life after surgery
72 minutes | Sep 2, 2018
#004 - A Mans View on Bariatric Surgery
Mike and I sit down and discuss what contemplating bariatric surgery is like for men. A few of the topics discussed: Overcoming a life altering diagnosis. What to do when even physicians have given up hope for you. How bariatric surgery changes life for me. How bariatric sugery can change your marriage. Surviving cancer. Ignore "They" Find your "Why" Never give up. Just be happy.