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Barbara T.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I am a former weight loss surgery patient. My surgery was in January 2000. I lost 125 pouinds and have maintained my weight loss. I am the author of 2 popular books on the topic; Weight Loss Surgery; Finding the Thin Person Hiding Inside You which was the 1st patient guidebook and is now in its... Full Bio
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A 60 Minute Review of Weight Loss Surgery by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss 60 minutes reported on weight loss surgery and highlighted the dramatic effect that the surgery has on diabetes, forcing diabetes into almost instant remission. And the re ... Read on »
Thanks to Your Body by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I heard something today that really struck me.  What I heard was, “Thank your body for supporting you.” It struck me because we spend so much time being critical of our bo ... Read on »
Do you Crave Ice? by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Do you find that you crave ice?  Somehow that crunching justs seems to be exactly what you need? If so, you may be suffering from Pica which is associated with iron defici ... Read on »
Vagotomy, a New Weight Loss Surgery Procedure by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss There is a  new surgical procedure that is being done for weight loss called a vagotomy. Surgeons are cutting the vegas nerve which signals the brain that you are hungry a ... Read on »
The Fast Food Trap by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss With the fast pace of our lives, there are many times when we don’t plan as well as we should and are left with little choice but fast food.  If you find yourself in this ... Read on »
Know What You’re Eating! by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I love eating in restaurants, but you have to be very careful about what you are eating.  It is well established that fat improves the flavor of food, and chefs are notori ... Read on »
Soap Star Speaks at the Walk from Obesity by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss   On Tuesday June 17 th, I had the pleasure of meeting Caitlin Van Zandt who plays Ashlee Wolfe on the CBS Soap Guiding Light.   Caitlin was the keynote speaker at the ... Read on »
Cell Phone Use in Hospitals by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss My Mother is 93 years old and has spent her share of time in hospitals. My sister, who does not live near by, relies on me for a blow by blow account of what is going on. ... Read on »
Bye Bye Back Pain by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss One of the reasons that I had weight loss surgery was because I have a bad back.  The extra weight I was carrying caused me such pain that I was afraid that I would soon b ... Read on »
Fifty (or Five) Reasons to Have Weight Loss Surgery by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss   I came across an article recently that was supposed to be the 50 reasons to have weight loss surgery.  Actually ... Read on »
Is Your Night Eating a More Serious Problem? by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss   It’s 9:00 at night and I have a craving to eat something.  I’m not sure what I want, but I know that the kitchen is ... Read on »
Weight Loss Surgery: Are You Nutritionally Healthy Enough to Have Plastic Surgery? by Barbara T. Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The need for plastic surgery following weight loss surgery is very real.   We are left with sometimes massive amounts of hanging skin that often must be removed for health ... Read on »