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Bandwagon – A Book Review

I love easy to read and understand owner’s manuals for my tech toys. They are usually complex and not geared for a quick read. My Lapband is a high tech device that is implanted in my body. It only makes sense that I want to be knowledgeable of the use, care and feeding of my band. When Jean McMillan, a fellow bandster and Obesity Help chat buddy authored a book on adjustable gastric banding and weight loss surgery, I ordered a copy for my reference.

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The Bariatric Fear of Food

Cibophobia is the phobia where sufferers fear food. Cibophobics are generally afraid of undercooked or overcooked foods, unsanitary food preparation, and food served past the expiration date. This isn’t quite the same but is pretty close to an eating disorder that I see in bariatric patients. The first year after weight loss surgery is a year of carefully following a nutritionist’s diet and eating guidelines. Once the patient moves into the second year they generally become more lax. It’s at that point that the fear of eating raising its ugly head.

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Lost my Noodles Lasagna

Like Garfield, I loves my lasagna! Unfortunately since my lapband surgery I do not handle pasta very well. Actually that’s a blessing since pasta is one of the dishes that I overate for many years. My workplace has a farmer’s market several days a week where local farmers bring in produce and fruit to sell. Earlier this week there were some beautiful eggplants. I bought…

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