Being able to speak a common language is vital in fostering strong connections and ensuring effective communication among community members. When we all “speak the same language”, we can deepen our understanding of our journey and more easily connect with others. We really do have our own language in the bariatric community and we hope these resources help you incorporate these words and phrases into your own life! Use this page as a resource to help you learn your new lingo to communicate more effectively and understand others.
Use these acronyms when you are writing about your bariatric journey on social media and use them as hashtag search keywords when you are looking to connect with others who have had the same surgery as you! And be sure to search #barination and tag @bari.nation when you post on Instagram so we can get to know you more!