Weight loss surgery advice

You have questions? I give you answers.

These answers are what I tell my own clients and what our surgeons agree with, but always make sure you double check with your own surgeon, too. If you have questions that aren't answered here please let me know and I'll get onto it. Fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page or email me

If you're after advice for a specific stage in your journey click on one of the topics on the right.
September 20, 2017

Preparing for sleeve gastrectomy: Practical advice from those who have gone before you!

I get asked all the time what the biggest things are to do/think about when preparing for sleeve gastrectomy surgery. So, I asked the lovely members of our LWAS Community and we’ve come up with a list of things they […]
July 9, 2017

How to eat after sleeve gastrectomy – your new eating habits

Having a sleeve means a HUGE change in your eating habits and this is one of those things every single person struggles to get used to. I’m not talking about food choices here at all (that’s another story)… How you […]
May 8, 2017
Lactose intolerance after sleeve

Lactose intolerance after sleeve gastrectomy

  Lactose intolerance is a common complaint after sleeve gastrectomy. Sadly, there isn’t much data on how common it really is, it is reported regularly by patients of mine and something I thought I should address as there are ways to […]
April 18, 2017
Foods not allowed after sleeve

What can’t I eat after sleeve gastrectomy?

One of the most common questions I get from people during the pre-op or early stages after surgery is “What can’t I eat after sleeve gastrectomy?”, and rightly so! They are often surprised when I answer by saying that there isn’t […]
March 26, 2017
Diabetes and gastric sleeve

Diabetes and gastric sleeve

A big thank you to Tracy who emailed me asking about diabetes and gastric sleeve surgery. She was wondering what the outcomes were after surgery – does a sleeve ‘cure’ diabetes or reduce blood sugar levels? And what happens with medication […]
February 22, 2017

FB Live Video: Weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy

Weight loss after sleeve gastrectomy: How much can you expect to lose? In this FB Live video I explain: – How much weight loss to expect after a sleeve gastrectomy – How to calculate your individual expected weight loss after […]
February 19, 2017
How much weight will I lose?

How much weight will I lose after sleeve gastrectomy

Are you considering weight loss surgery but not sure how much you will lose? Of course you are! It’s a perfectly normal question to have and one that every weight loss surgery candidate will ask. Often complicated by social media […]
February 12, 2017

Supporting a family member with sleeve gastrectomy

If a loved one is thinking of surgery, no doubt you have questions and maybe even reservations. I’ve tried here to summarise a few of the key issues that come up in the clinic when discussing the surgery journey with […]
February 6, 2017

Common problems after sleeve gastrectomy and how to deal with them

Every day in the clinic and out here in social media world, I hear people talking about problems after sleeve gastrectomy. Problems after a sleeve are common as you are going through huge physical and psychological changes, but you shouldn’t […]
November 28, 2016
Self-talk and weight loss

Mastering self-talk to keep the weight off!

Due to the popularity of the recent post on mindset by the lovely Annette Tonkin from Mind & Body Consultancy, we’ve brought her back to impart some more wisdom! This week Annette talks to us about self-talk and how we […]
November 17, 2016

Facebook Live Video: A run down on the pre-op Optifast phase

My latest FB Live video discussing the pre-op Optifast phase that you’ll need to do before your sleeve gastrectomy. In this video I talk about: What Optifast is Why you need to do it What you can and can’t eat What a […]
November 14, 2016

6 ways to make Optifast taste better in 30 seconds or less!

I know I know… The pre-op Optifast phase is not fun… But it is necessary! Some people really like the Optifast shakes, soups and bars, but lots of you it seems, absolutely hate them. And I know that makes the […]