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Educational Resources for Bariatric Surgery


  • Before and After – Living and Eating Well After Weight-Loss Surgery by Susan Maria Leach
  • Exodus from Obesity: The Guide to Long-Term Success after Weight Loss Surgery by Paula F. Peck
  • Weight Loss Surgery: Understanding and Overcoming Morbid Obesity – Life before, during, and after Surgery by Michelle Boasten
  • Dying to Change: My Really Heavy Life Story by Katie jay
  • I’d Kill for a Cookie: A Simple Six-Week Plan to Conquer Stress Eating by Susan Mitchell and Catherine Christie
  • Weight Loss Surgery: Finding the Thin Person Hiding Inside You, Second Edition by Barbara Thompson
  • The Success Habits of Weight-Loss Surgery Patients by Colleen M. Cook
  • Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies by Marina S. Kurian, Barbara Thompson, and Brian K. Davidson
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well After Bariatric Surgery by Margaret Furtado
  • Integrating Body Self and Psychological Self: Creating A New Story in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy by David W. Kruegar
  • How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty by Patti Breitman
  • Eat, Drink and Be Mindful: How to End Your Struggle with Mindless Eating and Savoring Food with Intention and joy by Susan Albers, Psy.D.
  • Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink
  • Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time by Pavel Georgievich Somov
  • The Beck Diet Solution (and workbook) by judith Beck, PhD
  • Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole
  • Recipes for Weight Loss Surgery Success: Starting Your journey Step-By-Step by David Foust
  • Ditch Your Diet in 30 Days (bariatric friendly, 1200 calorie, 30 day meal plan that includes all recipes) by David Foust
  • Shakin’ It Up by David Foust (protein shakes for that important preop diet or for added variety post op)
  • Cookwise by David Foust
  • Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery: Over 140 Delicious Low-Fat High-Protein Recipes to Enjoy in the Weeks, Months and Years After Surgery by Patt Levine, Michele Bontmpo-Saray, William B. Inabnet and Meredith Urban-Skuros
  • Recipes for Life after Weight-Loss Surgery by Margaret M. Furtado
  • Skinny jeans by Dr. Cliff Thomas
  • Exercise Resources, Products, and Information
  • Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone
  • Weigh to Win Bariatric Workout (DVD)
  • Prevention Magazine website (exercises with tutorials and variations depending on level of fitness)

Websites & Blogs

(with various resources, including online support and recipes)

Bariatric Products

Nutrition Information

Free Online Food Logs


Here are some exercises that you can do at home!

  • REX Bariatric Specialist – Fitness Video

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