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Sugar Is the Real Enemy of Your Waistline

Posted: Aug 02 in Nutrition, Obesity by

Most people, when they notice their waistlines are growing, quickly blame the fat in their diet. They start reducing the fat they eat without considering other factors that might be the true cause of their weight gain. Most of the time, the sugar we eat is the real culprit that sabotages our weight and well-being. [Read more]

How to Prepare Yourself for Weight Loss Surgery

Posted: Jul 22 in Obesity, Weight Loss Surgery by

Weight loss surgery can be a life-changing procedure, especially when traditional weight loss techniques fail to yield results. Provided that you follow your doctor’s guidelines, you can lose up to 70% of your excess weight over a period of two years. However, pre-operative preparation is essential both for your success and for your safety during the process, so you need to do some homework before scheduling that appointment. [Read more]

5 Weight Loss Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Posted: Jul 18 in Behavior, Exercise, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Obesity, Weight Loss Surgery by

No matter what your greatest food weakness might be, there’s probably a healthy version of it. Your job is to find that version. Once you’ve replaced your very favorite food, go to number 2. Before you know it, the weight will be melting off, and you’re not even technically dieting; you’re just re-discovering the foodie in you. Now that you have a plan, the hard part is done. Welcome to the healthier, skinnier you! You just got a step closer [Read more]

Five Morning Habits That Can Help You Lose Weight

Posted: Jul 15 in Lifestyle by

If you are following a diet and exercise plan, after your weight loss surgery, you can start the day off right by developing healthy habits. What you do in the morning can set the tone for the rest of the day.
ere are five tips to help you have a healthy morning:
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Combating Weight Gain After 50

Posted: Jul 15 in Nutrition, Obesity by

Weight gain may seem to be an inevitable part of aging, but it’s not. While there are several reasons an individual’s weight might increase as they get older, there are also ways to deal with it. Causes of age-related weight gain after weight loss surgery, include slowing metabolism. A slower metabolism results in fewer calories burned even when the level of activity remains the same. Muscle mass also decreases with age; seniors lose 1-2 percent of their muscle each year after age 50. The remaining muscle can lose strength at an even faster rate, and some people lose muscle strength at a rate of 5 percent per year. [Read more]

Breaking Your Weight-Loss Plateau

Posted: Jul 09 in Lifestyle by

It’s summertime, and you have decided that this is the time for a change. You have committed to a medical weight -loss program. You have been faithfully counting calories. You are exercising regularly. You have managed to find your groove, and the pounds have just been melting away. Everything seems to be going great, and then it happens. You hit a proverbial wall.

Though you are doing everything right, you suddenly stop losing weight. You have hit a weight-loss plateau. While you are frustrated, you shouldn’t despair. There are a few things you can do to try to break that plateau. [Read more]

The Benefits and Risks of Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Posted: Jul 02 in Obesity, Weight Loss Surgery by

Weight loss is a bigger challenge today than it has ever been. With so much junk food and take out readily available, many people have trouble controlling their cravings. When the best laid diet and exercise plans fail, people often turn to bariatric surgery to lose weight. Bariatric surgery is a series of weight loss procedures that reduce the amount of food you can eat. If you are thinking about going under the knife to help you lose weight, here are some things you should know first. [Read more]