The Bariatric Bible: Your Essential Companion to Weight Loss Surgery--With Over 120 Recipes for a Lifetime of Eating Well

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About the Author

Carol Bowen Ball is a food writer with over 100 cookery books published to date. A former cookery editor (of Homes & Gardens magazine) she also won the Cookery Book of the Year Award for her book Versatile Vegetables. She's also a post-op Bariatric Patient. Eight years ago she opted to have bariatric surgery (a gastric bypass) and lost, and has maintained, a 61/2 stone (90+lb) reduction in her weight.
Neil Floch, MD, FACS, is director of bariatric surgery at Norwalk Hospital and Danbury Hospital, Nuvance Health, Connecticut, and associate clinical professor of surgery at the Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.


"A cookbook filled with incredibly delicious bariatric-friendly goodness and a guide for joyful living through every step of the bariatric process, The Bariatric Bible is a masterpiece! Carol Bowen Ball is herself a bariatric patient and knows what it takes to live fully and eat exquisitely after weight loss surgery. Carol is a food artist! She's also a down-to-earth, loving woman who wants to share her secrets for living a fabulous life!"--bariatric psychologist Connie Stapleton, PhD

"Carol writes from the frontline of living life well after bariatric surgery. Her comprehensive reference covers all aspects of a bariatric lifestyle in linear fashion, as only one who has been through it could write. Keep this on your nightstand--it will be a much needed companion in mastering the many changes to unfold!"--Cheryl Ann Borne, publisher,

"WOW!! This is so much more than a bariatric cookbook! The Bariatric Bible is an easy to read, comprehensive guide to life before and after surgery that will benefit thousands of patients looking for trustworthy advice. Fans of Carol's work will not be disappointed."--Lisa Kaouk MPH, RD & Monica Bashaw MScA, RD, cofounders of

"This book is a must if you're considering weight loss surgery. Carol leaves no corner unturned and provides step by step guidance on how to navigate life after bariatric surgery. From her delicious recipes to her candid advice, you're sure to find valuable information in this well researched book."--Kristin Willard, Bariatric Dietitian & Founder of Bariatric Meal Prep