Weight-Loss Surgery Connection

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The support you need to be successful with weight-loss surgery

If you're considering weight-loss surgery, or have already had it, you're probably filled with expectations, concerns—and a million questions. Author Melissa deBin-Parish knows what you're going through. She and her husband, Dan, lost a combined 300 pounds after their surgeries in 2003. Melissa went from a size 24 to a size 4, dramatically improved her life, and started her own support group to help other patients ...

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Overview

The support you need to be successful with weight-loss surgery

If you're considering weight-loss surgery, or have already had it, you're probably filled with expectations, concerns—and a million questions. Author Melissa deBin-Parish knows what you're going through. She and her husband, Dan, lost a combined 300 pounds after their surgeries in 2003. Melissa went from a size 24 to a size 4, dramatically improved her life, and started her own support group to help other patients find the same success. Today, her website is one of the most popular and informed support groups available for patients. And now, with this comprehensive guide, she's combined the firsthand experiences of other weight-loss surgery patients with the latest medical information to help you:

  • Decide if surgery is right for you
  • Choose the best surgeon and procedure
  • Overcome “emotional eating”
  • Get the support you need
  • And keep the weight off for life!

You'll also find invaluable insider's tips, delicious recipes, and journal pages to make your journey positive, successful, and rewarding. And, with the right guidance, you'll see just how wonderful it can be to transform your body, your health, your attitude, and your life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071499026
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/4/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 711,038
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Melissa deBin-Parish is on the advisory board of the Obesity Action Coalition. Her support site, thewlsconnection.com, has been called a “comprehensive web destination” by BariMD.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Taking a Peek at Your Bright Future
Chapter One: A New Life is Waiting for You!
Chapter Two: Researching Weight-Loss Surgery—and Making Your Decision
Chapter Three: Sharing Your Decision to Have Weight-Loss Surgery
Chapter Four: Preparing for the Big Day
Chapter Five: Learning How to Eat After Weight-Loss Surgery
Chapter Six: Eating Outside the Home: Handling Restaurants and Parties
Chapter Seven: Continuing to Lose Weight: Overcoming Obstacles to Success
Chapter Eight: Getting the Support You Need for Life
Appendix A: Favorite Recipes
Appendix B: Journal Pages: Your Weight-Loss Surgery Connction
Appendix C: Converting to Metrics

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  • Posted November 27, 2010

    It's a good introduction but not a bible for the perspective patient.

    This book was a good introduction to what the surgery and life style after the surgery is like. I think it was good for helping me to move forward through to surgery, but it definitely is not what a life must look like after surgery. Each of us has his or her own unique experience and so reader beware that this experience might not be your own. Plusses: It's fairly accurate about what you will experience for weight loss; it's absolutley accurate in the thematic statement it makes about wishing we had done this sooner; it's completely accurate that the surgery is a tool and not a cure. Minuses: It makes a reader feel that because the author had a partner who underwent the same process, it might not be as effective for those without a partner; the requirements of each health center that offers a program for this type of weight loss are often different; each person's experience and success is really different, so the book would be much more useful and helpful if it included the data and experiences of others in depth too.

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