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“Bob. Single, professional, 42 y.o., 5’9”, 227 pounds (down from 320 pounds since my VSG last year!), likes long walks on the beach and golden retrievers.”

Would you swipe yes or no? I suppose it depends on the circumstances.

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The post Dating after Bariatric Surgery: Volume 1 appeared first on Pure Body Transformation.

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“Did you stop working out?” a co-worker asked me last week in the hospital cafeteria. “You look way too skinny,” said a colleague in the O.R. to me a few months ago.  “You used to look a lot stronger,” a … Read Full Post >

The post Why is weight a casual topic of conversation? appeared first on Pure Body Transformation.

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I saw a woman in the office yesterday who has been struggling with major life stress, and, as a result, has been gaining weight over the past few years since her surgery. She wanted to come see me years ago, … Read Full Post >

The post We are a no judgement zone – We are always here appeared first on Pure Body Transformation.

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A little over a year ago, a gentleman in a wheelchair, with severe Parkinson’s disease, came into my office for a consult. He was over 500 lbs, and could barely care for himself, let alone for his family. He and … Read Full Post >

The post Why I do what I do appeared first on Pure Body Transformation.

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I was in the Personal Trainers’ office at a local gym recently, and saw the following caption attached to some popular cartoon characters:

“I’m fat because obesity runs in my family.”

“No, you’re fat because no one runs in your … Read Full Post >

The post Personal Trainers: Beware of My Mom! appeared first on Pure Body Transformation.

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“I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too, no matter who you are or what you do.” –Lady Gaga, 2017.

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The post Fat Shaming at the Super Bowl appeared first on Pure Body Transformation.

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Several of my patients have asked for more vegetarian options for meeting their protein goals after surgery. As promised, I have concocted the ultimate high-protein, vegetarian, bariatric-friendly meal!*

Ingredients:
Olive oil
Brussels sprouts
Mushrooms
Garlic
Tempeh/extra firm tofu
Soy … Read Full Post >

The post The Ultimate High-Protein Vegetarian Option appeared first on Pure Body Transformation.

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I need help!  Under the auspices of having some shelf stable snacks for hiking, I bought a box of chocolate hazelnut-filled energy bars. Each one has 230 calories and, though touted as being organic and having a low glycemic index, … Read Full Post >

The post No one gets rewarded from a cheat day appeared first on Pure Body Transformation.

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Matthew Metz, M.D., F.A.C.S., has become the first surgeon in Colorado to perform the Reshape® non-surgical weight-loss procedure. ReShape is an exciting, new option for overweight adults who haven’t lost weight with diet and exercise alone and do not … Read Full Post >

The post Dr. Metz First Surgeon in Colorado to Perform Reshape<sup>®</sup> Non-Surgical Weight-Loss Procedure appeared first on Pure Body Transformation.

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Many of you have asked about the stomach balloon technology that has been all a-buzz in the media lately. I have recently begun collecting names of patients that are interested in these advanced devices. I perform the procedures under conscious … Read Full Post >

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