Educational Resources for Bariatric Surgery


Here are some exercises that you can do at home!


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 BarbaraThompson
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) – National Association for Weight Loss Surgery, an online community offering support, information and resources – an online support community

Bariatric Products

Nutrition Information – USDA

Free Online Food Logs – The Daily Plate – Maintain Fit – Fit Day: calorie tracking website with weight loss & exercise information