Category: Obesity

Obesity and Arthritis: Breaking the Cycle

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Posted: January 12th, 2021

Here’s how bariatric surgery can help you lose weight and relieve painful swelling in your joints.   It’s easy to take your joints for granted. They work hard behind the scenes to help you walk, jog, cook a meal, or bend to pick up a child.  However, if you have joint pain or arthritis, you’re … Continue Reading

How to Manage Food Cravings After Bariatric Surgery

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Posted: December 17th, 2020

No one’s immune to food cravings — practice these five tips to curb cravings and stick to your weight loss goals.   After bariatric surgery, your doctor will give you a clear breakdown of what you can and cannot eat. You should fill your plate with sensible portions of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole … Continue Reading

Weight Loss Surgery and Longevity

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Posted: December 15th, 2020

Weight loss surgery can help you shed stubborn pounds, improve your health, and even add years to your life — here’s how.  What’s the secret to a long, healthy life? Researchers have found that people who live into their hundreds share common characteristics like reading regularly, belonging to a faith-based community, and not eating after … Continue Reading

How Bariatric Surgery Can Improve Overall Health

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Posted: December 8th, 2020

Bariatric surgery is about more than just weight loss. Find out how the procedure can improve your overall health.    If you asked 10 different people preparing for bariatric surgery why they chose to undergo the procedure, you’d come up with a wide variety of answers. Some people want to slim down for aesthetic reasons … Continue Reading

5 Surprising Ways to Burn Calories

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Posted: November 17th, 2020

You don’t have to go to the gym to get a great workout. Here are five simple ways to work up a sweat.    Many people have a hard time fitting in the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, and those suffering from obesity face additional hurdles. For instance, weight-related joint pain can … Continue Reading

The Connection Between Obesity and Eating Disorders

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Posted: November 10th, 2020

Binge eating is a serious issue that can lead to obesity and other health complications if left unaddressed.    No two people with obesity share the same experience. Some people have a hard time shedding stubborn pounds because of their genetics or metabolism, while others have hormonal imbalances or health conditions that cause them to … Continue Reading

Do I Have a Comorbid Condition?

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Posted: October 22nd, 2020

Here’s everything you need to know about comorbidity, weight-related health conditions, and how weight loss surgery can help reverse them.   Your body is a complex, interconnected system. When one aspect is thrown out of equilibrium, that change can impact other aspects of your health as well or bring new issues to the surface.  For … Continue Reading

Small Changes to Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Journey

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Posted: October 8th, 2020

If you want to lose weight but don’t know where to begin, making these small changes will go a long way.   Losing weight can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s just a matter of saying no to dessert when eating out, while for others, particularly those who struggle with obesity, it … Continue Reading

Gastric Bypass May Be the Best Option for Diabetes Remission, Study Shows

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Posted: July 28th, 2020

Both gastric sleeve and gastric bypass procedures can help diabetics go into remission, but is one surgery more effective than the other? The latest research says yes. According to the Center for Disease Control’s 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report, roughly 34 million people in the United States — across a wide variety of ethnicities, ages, … Continue Reading

A Guide to Mindful Eating for Weight Loss

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Posted: July 7th, 2020

After weight loss surgery, how you eat is just as important as what you eat. Practice these tips to begin eating mindfully.   One of the amazing benefits of weight loss surgery is that it impacts both your mind and body, which is why the procedure tends to be more effective than diet and lifestyle … Continue Reading