Links & Resources

Eggface Quick Links to Popular Posts

Eggface's Post Weight Loss Surgery Pantry Essentials
Online Amazon Store Recommendations (affiliate) 

Planning for Success
Tips for the Long Haul
Fear of Failure
Advice for Pre-Ops
Protein Tips
Liquid Phase
Pureed/Soft foods
50 things to do instead of snacking
My Favorite Protein Shakes & Smoothies
Egg Bites (aka Crustless Quiche)

You can still eat that?! YES!

Obesity (General Info, News and Resources) 

Obesity Action Coalition The OAC is a 70,000 member-strong 501(c)(3) National non-profit organization. The mission of the OAC is to elevate and empower those affected by obesity through education, advocacy, and support. The OAC is near and dear to my heart. I am a proud member and I am currently serving on the OAC National Board of Directors.

Become a member of the OAC Community. I encourage everyone who is/has been affected by obesity to join. There is no cost to join (fee if you want to the magazine sent to your house and access to additional areas of the website)

Want to get involved? Become an #OACAction taker!

The Your Weight Matters Challenge (brought to you by the Obesity Action Coalition) - Is a national campaign encouraging people to have a chat with their doctor about their weight and health, taking the important first step. You can choose to download the FREE Your Weight Matters Challenge Campaign Toolkit or have it mailed to you free of charge and sign up to receive the e-newsletter that is sent at the beginning of each week. Comes in English & Spanish.

Listen to real people (including me) share their stories of living with obesity at Weight of the World.

National Obesity Care Week
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Patient Learning Center
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance
The State of Obesity Report
UCONN Rudd Center for for Food Policy & Obesity
Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes
Dr. Freedhoff's "Weighty Matters"

Types of Bariatric Surgery (aka Metabolic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery) and other weight loss options

Finding an Obesity Care Provider (search by zip code)
Understanding your weight loss options (downloadable brochure from the OAC)
Weight Loss Surgery Comparison Chart
Bariatric Surgery Procedures (descriptions, advantages, disadvantages, diagrams)
Bariatric Surgery - Post Op Concerns
Bariatric Surgery - Misconceptions
Flow Chart to assist in ER Care of Post Op Bariatric Patients (Important, carry with you to ER)

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery (aka Metabolic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery)

Health Bariatric Surgery WLS Weightloss
Source: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Common Questions To Ask Your Bariatric Surgeon Before Having Bariatric Surgery (aka Metabolic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery)
  • What types of surgical obesity treatments do you perform? (should be more than one, don't let anyone sell you a particular type of surgery, make sure it suits your lifestyle and current health concerns.)
  • Which procedure is best for me?
  • How many of each procedure have you performed?
  • What are the risks involved?
  • How long will I be in surgery?
  • What is the length of my hospital stay for my procedure?
  • How long will it be before I can return to pre-surgery levels of activity? work? driving? exercise and umm other activities?
  • How will my eating habits change after surgery?
  • What are the typical excess weight loss and improvement of associated health conditions for your other patients?
  • Do you have patients who are willing to share their experiences, both positive and negative? 
  • What information can you give me to help family and friends better understand this surgery?
  • What type of long-term, aftercare services (such as support groups and counseling) can you provide for me post-surgery? (This is soooo important, run if they offer nothing)

Insurance Issues/Topics

Access to Care: Insurance, Denials, Appeals, Advocacy Info
Working With Your Insurance Provider (Guide, PDF)
Lindstrom Obesity Advocacy (legal help with bariatric and metabolic surgery appeals and reconstructive surgery denials)


What's the nutritional value on (insert Eggface recipe)?
I don't put the nutritional info on my recipes because frankly, that can vary so widely. I use full-fat cheeses (the good stuff) others may use low fat or (horror) non fat, the % fat on beef, turkey, differences in packaged products, brands of protein, etc. will change the info dramatically. Also serving size will vary depending on how far from surgery you are. Portions for each stage should be determined by your medical posse.

What I do when I need to find the nutrition info (on my recipes or any other) is go to a site like (, nutritiondata, sparkpeople, etc. or Google search: Recipe Calculator) type in each individual ingredient, this will give you cals, carbs, fats, protein gram totals, then divide those totals by the # of servings you get from the dish. It's not exact but it's close enough for me.

When in doubt... print it out and bring the recipe to your doctor, dietitian, or nutritionist for their thumbs up. My recipes are pretty low carb, moderate fat, high protein and I am honored that many bariatric practices across the U.S. and globally share my web site as a trusted patient resource but again when in doubt, print it out and get your OK from your medical posse.

My Fitness Pal
Nutrition Data
Great List of Protein Sources
ASMBS Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient (PDF)
Liquid Phase Ideas & Tips
Pureed/Soft Food Ideas & Tips
Meal Planning
My Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch (Years of post-bariatric surgery menus, recipes, and ideas)
Old School Pen & Paper Meal Plan

Eggface on Pinterest  - Find my recipes divided by categories (basically it's my free online bariatric surgery cookbook)

Eggface Post Weight Loss Surgery Strategies for Eating Out
Eggface 10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays Post Weight Loss Surgery
USDA 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
USDA National Nutrient Database
"Good" Carbs versus "Bad" Carbs
The World's Healthiest Foods
Hungry Girl

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Post Weight Loss Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - Great diagrams and information about procedures

Phone Apps
Online Resources for Health, Fitness and Wellness (article w/resource, PDF)
My favorite health and fitness phone apps

Vitamins and Labs
ASMBS Guidelines for Vitamins (and why we need them/see page 10/table 5 for deficiency info)
What Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Do I Need After Weight Loss Surgery?
Dietary Supplements Fact Sheets
WellnessFX Online Labs

Weight Loss Surgery and Exercise PSA
Exercise Fact Sheet
Walk from Obesity

Your Weight Matters
How Much Should I Weigh?
BMI Calculator
BMR Calculator
Weight-loss estimator

Support Groups - Online Resources for Health, Fitness, and Wellness (article w/online resources, PDF)
Ask your Physician, Dietitian, or Nutritionist if he/she or the local hospital has a support group and if they have an online component, many do. 
The Obesity Action Coalition website hosts a great Community Forum as well as a public submitted state by state list of local support groups - (both non-surgical and surgical.)

For those on Twitter: There is an #obsm (Obesity Social Media) tweet chat every second Sunday of the month at 6 PM Pacific/9 PM Eastern. Topics vary. For more info check out our #obsm chat website.

Vitamin Assistance & Other Budget Related Resources and Tips
Weight Loss Surgery Post-Op Life Money Saving Tips
Obesity Action Coalition/Bariatric Advantage RECOVER Program
WLSFA/Celebrate Vitamins Assist Program

Medicaid Info 
State by state obesity treatment coverage guide - STOP Obesity Alliance research team has conducted this annual analysis of Medicaid coverage for obesity prevention and treatment (so behavioral therapy, nutritional counseling, obesity medications, and bariatric surgery) for each state.

Medical Tourism

I am happy to share my Medical Tourism experience just drop me a line. Archived posts from those years are around if you dig a bit (drop-down screen on left.)

Disclaimers: Any information provided on and related social media pages are for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and should not be substituted for regular consultation with your health care provider. If you have any concerns about your health, please contact your health care provider.

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