Category: Weight Loss

Obesity and Arthritis: Breaking the Cycle

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

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

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

The Vitamins You Need After Weight Loss Surgery

Posted: December 10th, 2020

Vitamins are a key part of your post-operative care — learn what supplements you should take after bariatric surgery and why.   On the surface, post-operative care after bariatric surgery is pretty straightforward. You should take it easy and allow your body to recover for about six weeks, follow a strict post-operative diet, and slowly … Continue Reading

5 Surprising Ways to Burn Calories

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

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

I’m Eating Less and Exercising More, Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Posted: November 3rd, 2020

Many factors — including metabolism, genetics, stress, and lack of sleep — can keep you from losing weight even with diet and exercise.  Many people believe that losing weight is just a matter of following a simple equation — dieting plus exercise equals weight loss. In theory that makes sense, but obesity is a complex … Continue Reading

Why is Processed Food Bad for Your Health

Posted: October 27th, 2020

Nutritionists will advise you to minimize your intake of processed food, but which processed foods are considered junk food, and why are they harmful to your health? It is important to know why it is that processed food is bad for your health. What are Processed Foods? Technically, processed foods can be any food that … Continue Reading

Small Changes to Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Journey

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

How to Prevent Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery

Posted: September 29th, 2020

Worried about regaining weight after bariatric surgery? Practice these five steps to help keep the weight off.   If you’ve struggled with obesity in the past, you know how hard it is to lose weight and keep it off. Bariatric surgery makes it easier to lose weight by surgically altering the size of your stomach … Continue Reading