Before & After, Revised Edition: Living and Eating Well After Weight-Loss Surgery

Before & After, Revised Edition: Living and Eating Well After Weight-Loss Surgery

by Susan Leach
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Before and After: Living and Eating Well After Weight-Loss Surgery (Revised Edition) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
glassjules More than 1 year ago
I was really really looking forward to the pre and post op surgery jounral part of this book most of all. At this point as a pre-op hopeful, I'm looking for realistic stories. Ms. Leach seems to live a life that normal people who shop at Wal-mart can't dream of even if they do lose the weight. I won't be dining at michelin starred restaurants in europe, I won't be taking spontaneous trips to the mirage, unless I win the lottery. The story made me worried that I will become even more self-absorbed and weight obsessed than I already feel. The only thing I can figure is that because the journal focuses on weight, that that is why it comes across as obsessed with weight....so that may be a factor. But the grand life will not be mine. I will be taking care of 4 kids and living on a limited income and trying to cook for all of them. I hope the recipes help regardless of my disappointment in the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a diary about her surgery from preop to 1 year post op. She gives great tips about life both before and after. She also has a lot of food suggestions for after and a section of receipies. She discusses everything from how she felt to what she did. She also goes over what to do in social situations where there's food which is very helpful and what to take to the hospital the day of your surgery. She has protein supplement suggestions that are great!!!Overall couldn't be happier my mom bought me this book while i was preparing for my surgery! Should the author ever read this THANK YOU!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ms. Leach's book is a bit embellished and demonstrates to be a self-centered gastric bypass patient who has a slight innuendo sales pitch for people to buy products from her website and other sites in which she pays for advertising space. She does not talk about any true side effects that comes with the reality of weight loss surgery. Recipes are typical and boring, has no impressive culinary art or flavor. Book is ok, but not an eyecatcher. I expected more realistic viewpoint and not glorifying tales to make the book interesting. I have investigated, reviewed and interviewed various writers, medical professional and actual person who have gone through weight loss surgery. Her Questions & Answers can be found on the net for free, so are the recipes and even other person's true experiences, success and struggles regarding weight loss surgery before and after. Writer is basically seeking for a fan club to praise and give her approval as well as increase in clientele to purchase products from her.
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tarheelwife More than 1 year ago
useful for nayone that had weight loss surgery or is thinking of having surgery. Can also be used by someone wanting to lose weight.
AngeIN More than 1 year ago
This book is a great resource for eating after weight loss surgery. Plenty of recipes, inspiration and motivation for your own transformation.
dwhygienist More than 1 year ago
I am so glad this was my first purchase prior to my gastric bypass surgery.
Susan Maria is amasing woman and has a wonderful web site full of recipes and support.
If you had surgery, are thinking about it, or are a pre-op, this it a must have book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok book, but too many grand meals out when the reality is you better get used to very basic very simple food which you are thankful that stays down and doesn't instantly come out from either portal at least for the beginning (which means several months). Eating out is a chore, getting protein in is a numbers game and most people do not get to dine out at grand locations daily or go on a vacation or gambling spree to combat a low feeling day. Most people live in the real world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed many things about her book, but wanted a more detail desrcription of the downs as well as the ups before and after surgery. Her story makes it look like a breeze most of the time. I would have enjoyed more story and less on recipes also. Not an ideal book to get the down to earth facts about all aspects of this surgery.
bjb16 More than 1 year ago
Very informative and helpful for anyone having or had bariatric surgery. Delicious recipes.