Monthly Archives: April 2017


3 am Ice Cream Cravings: Grab a Spoon?

Did you know I write a monthly column for the online site: It occurred to me that it might be helpful to share some of these Q and A’s with you too. Here’s a link to an earlier post: It’s super fun to answer readers’ questions. Let me know if you're craving to [...]

Does WLS Cause Eating Disorders? 5 Questions & Answers.

“Is there any connection between bariatric surgery and eating disorders? I’ve heard you’re at higher risk for getting an eating disorder if you have weight loss surgery. Is that true?” First, there’s a lot of information about WLS that is anecdotal—or based on a personal story, not evidence-based research. As a health professional, I’m obligated [...]

‘Bariatric Girl’ Yvonne McCarthy, April’s CrackerJack of the Month.

Yvonne McCarthy is one of the most recognizable faces in the post-op WLS world. Yvonne is the creator of the website “Bariatric Girl” and had WLS in 2001. “ I told the surgeon to ‘fix me or let me die on the table’.  I just couldn’t deal with living in my body for one more [...]