Hello, fellow bariatric weight loss surgery patient!
I assume you've found us because you too have had life-saving bariatric surgery!
And if you are looking for...
- compassionate support in a world that misunderstands WLS, because they say you "gave up" or "took the easy way out"
- motivation for best results
- delicious low-carb recipes and free keto meal plans
- guidance and science-backed education
- help with losing regain... FAST!
- ...while having the time of your life doing it
- And most importantly, the precise tools you need to keep it off forever!
You've come to the right place!
Oh but wait... Are you wondering who the heck is behind the Barivangelist?
In short, my name is Laurie Cromie, and I'm a certified keto coach, specializing in bariatric stalls and regain. You can read all about my story and see my own pics here.
But know THIS:
I am here for YOU.
This website started out in 2011 as a personal blog, with a couple different name changes, and many of my older posts definitely read that way and my photos may still have old logos on them, but my focus is serving and helping YOU.
I became a weight loss coach because just from doing my blog, I had hundreds of people write me and tell me about their own struggles, the same struggles I was having, and I knew I had to FIGURE IT OUT.
I'm deep in the trenches with you, alongside you through your journey as long as you'll have me, because we are better together! #bettertogetherWLS
Let's Get Started!
What Does Barivangelist.com Offer?
1. Free Pre-Op Course
Honestly, right now my priorities are with helping people who have already had surgery, and are struggling.
BUT, having a FREE pre-op course to get you your BEST start is still a very high priority with me. I care so much about making sure you do it RIGHT so you don't have to be one who struggles with regain!
If you would like to be on the waitlist for the free Pre-Op Course, fill out this form and let us know!
2. Free Bariatric Surgeon Approved Recipes on Barivangelist.com
Always low-carb, always using REAL food ingredients, and always bariatric surgeon approved!
My bariatric keto is in alignment with the majority of the bariatric-specific dietitians I worked with while building my methods and courses.
Be sure to add our blog feed to your favorite RSS subscriber to get notifications of new posts and recipes!
2. Exclusive Content in Our Free Email Newsletter
Free meal plans will arrive every week in our newsletter. I am literally sending you my own personal meal plan for the week that is helping me shed weight effortlessly. For free!
I map out my week, I test it, then at the end of the week, I package it up in a pretty menu, and I send it to you!
Also included in the weekly newsletters?
I always pack it full of value and free stuff so that you know by staying on my newsletter list, you are bound to eventually get that ONE THING you've needed... the ONE tweak you needed to change your entire trajectory! (I get letters all the time telling me this has happened for them!)
You will also receive other exclusive information not shared anywhere else, so sign up for our free newsletter today!
3. Free Facebook Group
You need a community of support. I needed it in my own journey, too.
No matter what phase you are in on your bariatric success path, join us today on Facebook.
I personally pledge to keep our community one of the kindest, most supportive in the WLS community. (Negative Nellies need not apply. Seriously.)
My number one rule: NO FOOD SHAMING.
Other online bariatric support groups will tear you down and shame you if you reach out for help regarding your sugar cravings. NOT US. Why? Because we already know bullying is completely counter-productive (especially if it YOU doing it to YOURSELF!), so stick with me and I will teach you how your sugar addiction is NOT your fault and how to CURE it forever!!
4. BIO-HACK YOUR METABOLISM
The BEST Bariatric Keto Online Course Out There!!
My 6-week course, Bio-Hack Your Metabolism, is unlike ANY other programs out there!
- I tell you how to REALLY ditch your old habits and create new ones. No fluff talk here, my friends, this is science-back, real action items to getting RESULTS.
- I teach you how to completely customize your keto diet plan so it actually meets your unique needs as both a post-op bariatric patient, AND as a human being with your own physiological nuances.
- I teach live workouts, so if you have gym anxiety, or you just don't have the time, then I've removed the barriers for you. I teach short, but SUPER effective workouts live in the mornings, and you can always catch the replay at your convenience!
- AND you're getting a coach who is by nature super-compassionate and you will know genuinely cares about you.
5. EMPOWERED INNER CIRCLE -- An Exclusive Monthly Membership
Once you've graduated from Bio-Hack Your Metabolism, you are going to want to join the Empowered Inner Circle!
The 6-week Course, Bio-Hack Your Metabolism is an intensive, hands-on course that is going to give you a customized, doable PLAN.
The following Empowered Inner Circle Membership is where you will IMPLEMENT that plan, find your TRIBE, and ACHIEVE and MAINTAIN the weight you've always wanted.
If you are like me and you need a smaller group of your peers to push and motivate you to excel and ROCK your fitness goals, you are going to LOVE this membership group!!
Surround yourself with like-minded people who are deeply interested in YOUR success! If you’re feeling misunderstood in your personal life, I assure you, we are here for YOU. Create lifelong, meaningful friendships that will only serve to buoy you up!
The Empowered Inner Circle only opens up to those who have taken the 6-week course, "Bio-Hack Your Metabolism". So click here to get on the wait list!
Now Let's Take Action and Help You Reach the Weight You Thought was Only Possible in Your WILDEST DREAMS!
Now that you have...
- Signed up for the Barivangelist email newsletter for your free weekly menu plan and updates for the upcoming launch of the monthly membership
- Joined the free Barivangelist Facebook group
- Added our blog to your favorite RSS reader
- Learned about the course and following membership, and got on the wait list
...Now there is just ONE LAST THING I would love for you to do.
5. Please, if you will, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about yourself. Again, I am here for YOU. Tell me your name, surgery date, and your biggest challenges as a bariatric patient, whether you're getting ready for surgery or you are ten+ years out.
I read every email and do my absolute BEST to respond to everyone, and I look forward to meeting you!