The Weight-Loss Surgery Connection by Melissa deBin-ParishThe Weight-Loss Surgery Connection by Melissa deBin-Parish

The Weight-Loss Surgery Connection

byMelissa deBin-Parish

Paperback | September 25, 2008

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The support you need to be successful with weight-loss surgery

If you're considering weight-loss surgery, or have already had it, you're probably filled with expectations, concerns--and a million questions. Author Melissa deBin-Parish knows what you're going through. She and her husband, Dan, lost a combined 300 pounds after their surgeries in 2003. Melissa went from a size 24 to a size 4, dramatically improved her life, and started her own support group to help other patients find the same success. Today, her website is one of the most popular and informed support groups available for patients. And now, with this comprehensive guide, she's combined the firsthand experiences of other weight-loss surgery patients with the latest medical information to help you:

  • Decide if surgery is right for you
  • Choose the best surgeon and procedure
  • Overcome “emotional eating”
  • Get the support you need
  • And keep the weight off for life!

    You'll also find invaluable insider's tips, delicious recipes, and journal pages to make your journey positive, successful, and rewarding. And, with the right guidance, you'll see just how wonderful it can be to transform your body, your health, your attitude, and your life.

Melissa deBin-Parish is on the advisory board of the Obesity Action Coalition. Her support site,, has been called a “comprehensive web destination” by BariMD.
Title:The Weight-Loss Surgery ConnectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.63 inPublished:September 25, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071499024

ISBN - 13:9780071499026

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just OK I have bought a LOT of books (11), on this subject, and this one probably wouldn't make even my top 8. It's not bad, I just wanted more. More of their personal story, more of the actual nitty gritty on the surgery. It mainly focuses on the support network, and how important that is. Granted, it is important, but it felt like a great big brochure for their support group website.
Date published: 2010-09-16

Table of Contents

Introduction: Taking a Peek at Your Bright Future
Chapter One: A New Life is Waiting for You!
Chapter Two: Researching Weight-Loss Surgery--and Making Your Decision
Chapter Three: Sharing Your Decision to Have Weight-Loss Surgery
Chapter Four: Preparing for the Big Day
Chapter Five: Learning How to Eat After Weight-Loss Surgery
Chapter Six: Eating Outside the Home: Handling Restaurants and Parties
Chapter Seven: Continuing to Lose Weight: Overcoming Obstacles to Success
Chapter Eight: Getting the Support You Need for Life
Appendix A: Favorite Recipes
Appendix B: Journal Pages: Your Weight-Loss Surgery Connction
Appendix C: Converting to Metrics