I lost all 100 lbs of my own post-op bariatric regain that I started putting on with my last pregnancy. But it was as though the "magic" of the weight loss surgery had worn off, and I was on my own again!
I originally had surgery to begin with so I could have a healthy pregnancy, and it was a great decision! But soon after I got pregnant, old habits started to slip back in and I remember being in so much shock on my daughter's first birthday realizing I had gained exactly 100 pounds back that I'd lost from surgery! I thought it would be impossible for someone who can only eat 1/2 cup of food at a meal to gain any weight back.
In fact, I was told by my surgeon I would never have to "diet" again. He made it sounds like I could eat anything, just in moderation.
Unfortunately, that is a MYTH. Something else had to be going on..
So on my daughter's first birthday, I set on my path to getting OBSESSED with losing bariatric regain. I leaned in on the online Facebook WLS communities who said, "Just go back to basics and do what your surgeon told you." However, it was quickly apparent those rules are more for newly post-op, and not a sustainable permanent lifestyle.
I was on my own.
It wasn't until I stumbled upon information about weight loss being a hormonal issue, that the Calories In Vs. Calories Out Model ("simply burn more calories than you consume") is profoundly broken, that when I simply cut out sugar, grains, and other high-glycemic foods, the weight just fell right back off.
And not only that, it was FUN and EASY, and now that I have been coaching others in losing their own regain, I always swore I would tell everyone who wanted to learn how too...