THE SMARTSHAPE™ BLOG

"I couldn’t have asked for better care."
– Sarah, Gastric Sleeve

Me and My MGB | June

Nobody likes to feel vulnerable, but that’s exactly how I felt immediately after waking up from my surgery. Thank goodness, that changed quickly. I remembered

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Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is a concept that goes beyond what foods we eat and considers the why and how of our eating experience. It helps us

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Oatmeal Snack Bites

Makes: 20 cookies Total active time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups large flake rolled oats ¾ cup unsweetened apple sauce 1 ripe mashed banana ¼

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Me and My MGB | May

My surgery day has finally arrived! The build up to this day is like the build up to your wedding day! So many emotions. Most

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Celiac Awareness Month

May is Celiac Awareness Month. Do you know the difference between wheat allergy, Celiac Disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity? A wheat allergy is when the

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Me and My MGB | April

Surgery is booked! Time to get organized. Documents, payments, and bloodwork… Oh my! It’s so easy to get overwhelmed during this time of preparation but

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Gas 101: What To Do After Surgery

We have all experienced the sense of bloating, cramping, belching, flatulence and even pain that intestinal gas can generate.  Many individuals can recall experiencing an

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Taco Soup Recipe

Makes: 13 cups Cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 2 large stalks of onion, chopped

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Me and My MGB | March

Got the ok from the doctor… now what? After my consultation, I’m on such a high… ready for anything. Then the fear sets in. Should

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