• Woman on her daily walk

Is Walking One Mile a Day Good? Unveiling the Power of Simple Steps

February 19, 2024|Comments Off on Is Walking One Mile a Day Good? Unveiling the Power of Simple Steps

In an era where high-intensity workouts and complex fitness regimes often take the spotlight, the humble act of walking one mile a day might seem inconsequential. However, this simple activity harbors a plethora of health [...]

  • Fit woman exercising with a hula hoop

13 Best Full Body Exercises

February 19, 2024|Comments Off on 13 Best Full Body Exercises

In the quest for optimal fitness, full-body exercises stand out as a cornerstone, offering a multitude of benefits from enhancing strength to improving cardiovascular health. These exercises, encompassing movements that engage multiple muscle groups simultaneously, [...]

  • Woman measuring her waist after losing weight

How to Lose Holiday Weight: Your Post-Holiday Guide

January 19, 2024|Comments Off on How to Lose Holiday Weight: Your Post-Holiday Guide

The holiday season is synonymous with joy, celebration, and often, an indulgence in delicious feasts and treats. However, this festive cheer can sometimes lead to noticeable weight gain. In this article, we'll explore the average [...]

  • Man running sets of stairs for his winter workout

Ultimate Guide to Losing Weight in Winter

January 14, 2024|Comments Off on Ultimate Guide to Losing Weight in Winter

Winter, often characterized by chilly weather and hearty comfort foods, can pose unique challenges for those striving to lose weight. However, it also presents unique opportunities. This article explores how to effectively lose weight during [...]

  • Woman losing weight with flat belly & old jeans size

Bariatric Revision Surgery: Navigating Your Options Post-Bariatric Surgery

December 18, 2023|Comments Off on Bariatric Revision Surgery: Navigating Your Options Post-Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery has been a beacon of hope for many in their journey towards significant weight loss and improved health. However, sometimes the path after surgery isn't as straightforward as expected, leading to the consideration [...]

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Best Whole Grains for Weight Loss: A Comprehensive Guide

December 15, 2023|Comments Off on Best Whole Grains for Weight Loss: A Comprehensive Guide

Whole grains have garnered significant attention in the nutrition world, often touted as the cornerstone of a healthy diet, particularly for weight loss. This article delves into the pros and cons of whole grains, highlights [...]

  • Plate of meat and vegetables

Is Red Meat Good for Weight Loss?

November 13, 2023|Comments Off on Is Red Meat Good for Weight Loss?

The debate surrounding red meat's role in weight loss is as multifaceted as it is intriguing. This article delves into the complexities of red meat, dissecting its advantages and drawbacks, while also providing insights on [...]

  • Obese person gripping their belly fat

Gastric Sleeve vs Gastric Bypass Pros & Cons: Navigating the Path to Weight Loss Surgery

November 13, 2023|Comments Off on Gastric Sleeve vs Gastric Bypass Pros & Cons: Navigating the Path to Weight Loss Surgery

In the realm of bariatric surgery, two procedures frequently emerge as prime options for those grappling with severe obesity: Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass. Both have their unique approaches and outcomes, making the choice between [...]

  • A sliced loaf of gluten-free bread

10 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants in Kansas City

October 19, 2023|Comments Off on 10 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants in Kansas City

With its rich culinary tapestry, Kansas City caters to a diverse range of dietary preferences. One particular area where the city has seen burgeoning growth is in its offering of gluten-free options.  If you suffer [...]

  • Woman losing weight with flat belly & old jeans size

What is the Bariatric Liver Shrinking Diet?

October 17, 2023|Comments Off on What is the Bariatric Liver Shrinking Diet?

The bariatric liver shrinking diet, often referred to as the pre-operative liver reduction diet, is a specialized dietary regimen prescribed to individuals preparing to undergo bariatric surgery. This diet is characterized by its low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, [...]

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What Happens If You Cheat On Your Liquid Diet After Bariatric Surgery?

September 22, 2023|Comments Off on What Happens If You Cheat On Your Liquid Diet After Bariatric Surgery?

Hold onto your sippy cups, folks! We're diving deep into the luscious, liquid world of pre-op diets and the roller coaster of emotions (and symptoms) that come with taking a tiny cheat step. 🍹 What [...]

  • Woman preparing weight loss friendly food for a meal

9 Best Foods for Weight Loss

September 22, 2023|Comments Off on 9 Best Foods for Weight Loss

The journey to significant weight loss is multifaceted, but at its core lies the crucial role of diet. Scientific research consistently underscores the importance of dietary choices in achieving and maintaining optimal weight. According to [...]

  • An outdoor group workout class in the sun

Best Summer Workout Activities in Kansas City

August 14, 2023|Comments Off on Best Summer Workout Activities in Kansas City

Summer workouts are fitness programs that are tailored to the hotter weather. Taking advantage of the warm weather might result in an exciting and fun fitness session. Workouts that are tailored to the geographical region [...]

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What Are the Benefits of Weight Loss?

August 14, 2023|Comments Off on What Are the Benefits of Weight Loss?

Weight loss, which is frequently pursued for cosmetic reasons, has various health advantages that go far beyond simply looks. The physical, psychological, and systemic benefits of this procedure are numerous. Let's go deeper into these [...]

  • Woman happy while weighing herself on the scale

How to Restart Weight Loss After Gastric Sleeve

July 21, 2023|Comments Off on How to Restart Weight Loss After Gastric Sleeve

What is gastric sleeve surgery?  Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss procedure that involves reducing the size of the stomach. During the surgery, a large portion of the stomach [...]

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Which Bariatric Surgery is Best?

July 21, 2023|Comments Off on Which Bariatric Surgery is Best?

When it comes to weight loss surgery, several bariatric procedures are available, each with its advantages and considerations. These procedures include: Gastric Sleeve Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy) A major piece of the stomach is removed during [...]

  • Man recovering from weight loss surgery

Cancer And Obesity

June 21, 2023|Comments Off on Cancer And Obesity

We know you can’t help but wonder what recovering from a weight loss surgery looks like.  I mean it’s a life-changing surgery...

  • Woman doing elevated push ups on a bench

9 Tips for the Best Summer Body Workout Plan

June 19, 2023|Comments Off on 9 Tips for the Best Summer Body Workout Plan

Unconventional Exercises for Your Summer Body Sizzle, not fizzle! This summer, fitness is your sizzling steak on the barbecue, not a damp squib. Embarking on a quest for a summer body, it's crucial to incorporate [...]

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12 Ways to Bring Blood Sugar Down Fast If Over 250

June 19, 2023|Comments Off on 12 Ways to Bring Blood Sugar Down Fast If Over 250

Understanding High Blood Sugar Definition of High Blood Sugar High blood sugar, scientifically known as hyperglycemia, is a health condition that occurs when an excessive amount of glucose circulates in the blood plasma. This prevalence [...]

  • Fresh fish, meat, chicken, and whole foods

Master Your Elimination Diet Meal Plan: Life-Changing Secrets!

May 17, 2023|Comments Off on Master Your Elimination Diet Meal Plan: Life-Changing Secrets!

Do you feel uneasy after eating and think that perhaps a specific food is to blame? Although it can be challenging to diagnose food sensitivities and intolerances, an elimination diet meal plan may be an [...]

  • Bariatric surgery patient before & after photos

What to Expect From Gastric Sleeve Surgery After 3 Months

May 17, 2023|Comments Off on What to Expect From Gastric Sleeve Surgery After 3 Months

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss surgery involving removing a portion of the stomach to create a smaller, banana-shaped stomach. This procedure is becoming increasingly popular due to its [...]

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Healthy Fried Rice Recipes

April 19, 2023|Comments Off on Healthy Fried Rice Recipes

Fried rice is a beloved dish enjoyed by many around the world. However, the traditional recipe can be high in calories, sodium, and unhealthy fats, making it a less than ideal choice for those looking [...]

  • Woman weighing herself on a scale

Best Low Calorie Diet for Female Weight Loss

April 19, 2023|Comments Off on Best Low Calorie Diet for Female Weight Loss

While there are some differences in the way men and women approach weight loss, the basic principles of losing weight through healthy eating and regular exercise apply to both genders. However, there are some physiological [...]

  • Planning out a diet post-bariatric surgery, with whole foods on table

Keys to the Duodenal Switch Diet Post-Op

March 16, 2023|Comments Off on Keys to the Duodenal Switch Diet Post-Op

It is possible to lose up to 90 pounds of excess weight after three months of duodenal switch surgery. However, you must follow a strict diet plan to ensure proper healing and avoid complications.  As [...]

  • Healthy asian soup bowl, with green vegetables

What is the Asian Diet for Weight Loss?

March 16, 2023|Comments Off on What is the Asian Diet for Weight Loss?

Is Asian food healthy? Over the years, Asian diets have become increasingly popular as a weight loss and health improvement strategy. The diet is based on the customary meals and preparation techniques of Asian countries [...]

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What to Expect in Your First Appointment with a Bariatric Surgeon

February 23, 2023|Comments Off on What to Expect in Your First Appointment with a Bariatric Surgeon

Scared to go to your first weight loss surgery appointment? You’re not alone!  Bariatric surgery is an intimidating process for most people. And the first appointment is essential in understanding the end result of the [...]

  • Fresh fish, meat, chicken, and whole foods

Best Places to Find Healthy Food in Lee’s Summit, MO

February 23, 2023|Comments Off on Best Places to Find Healthy Food in Lee’s Summit, MO

Eating out often means consuming unhealthy dishes with a lot of fat content. These foods exceed your daily nutrition limit and will hamper your healthy body. Fortunately, many places in Lee’s Summit are known for [...]

15 Outdoor Activities in Kansas City for Healthy Weight Loss in 2023

January 27, 2023|Comments Off on 15 Outdoor Activities in Kansas City for Healthy Weight Loss in 2023

Kansas City is an excellent location for outdoor activities that aid with weight loss. For individuals who want to be active and shed some pounds, the city offers a broad range of possibilities, including walking [...]

  • Planning out a diet post-bariatric surgery, with whole foods on table

8 Best Tips Before & After Your Gastric Bypass Surgery

January 27, 2023|Comments Off on 8 Best Tips Before & After Your Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is more than just a medical procedure; it is a commitment to a transformed life. As one of the most potent and effective treatments for severe obesity, this surgery requires significant preparation [...]

  • Planning out a diet post-bariatric surgery, with whole foods on table

What Is A Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program?

November 1, 2022|Comments Off on What Is A Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program?

Medically supervised weight loss programs are designed to offer treatment to overweight or obese patients who are closely followed by...

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5 Prescription Weight Loss Medicines and How They Work

November 1, 2022|Comments Off on 5 Prescription Weight Loss Medicines and How They Work

Prescription weight loss medicines can help obese people lose weight. They are usually prescribed by a doctor when diet and exercise alone are not working...

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Dr. Akhtar In The News

October 21, 2022|Comments Off on Dr. Akhtar In The News

https://www.youtube.com/embed/i4OnKViSMEE Dr. Akhtar was reunited with one of his trauma patients and it was a moment to remember... He's a modern-day super hero!

Gastric Sleeve – Top 10 Reasons Why People Get It in 2023

October 11, 2022|Comments Off on Gastric Sleeve – Top 10 Reasons Why People Get It in 2023

Gastric sleeve surgery restricts your food intake, which leads to weight loss. You may lose from 50 to 90 pounds. This procedure is done as a laparoscopic...

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Top 10 Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Recipes

October 11, 2022|Comments Off on Top 10 Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Recipes

Fall is here and menus are changing all around you. Here is a list of the top 10 Bariatric weight loss surgery recipes that align with...

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Specialist Lee’s Summit MO

July 7, 2022|Comments Off on Gastric Sleeve Surgery Specialist Lee’s Summit MO

Gastric sleeve surgery restricts your food intake, which leads to weight loss. You may lose from 50 to 90 pounds. This procedure is done as a laparoscopic...

  • Two bariatric surgeons operating on a patient

Duodenal Switch Bariatric Surgery Procedure Blue Springs MO

July 7, 2022|Comments Off on Duodenal Switch Bariatric Surgery Procedure Blue Springs MO

Duodenal switch bariatric surgery procedure that results in the greatest overall weight loss. In addition, it offers the best control of metabolic...

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Gastric Balloon Cost and Payment Options in 2023

May 24, 2022|Comments Off on Gastric Balloon Cost and Payment Options in 2023

The gastric balloon is different. It doesn’t require surgery, anesthesia or fancy meal plans, and it’s easy to finance...

  • Woman's before and after bariatric surgery weight loss photos

Gastric Balloon Before and After Surgery

May 24, 2022|Comments Off on Gastric Balloon Before and After Surgery

Gastric balloon is an alternative to bariatric surgery for people with lower body mass indexes. Most patients lose between 20 and 50 pounds over six months...

  • Slim woman vs over weight woman

How Gastric Surgery Affects Irregular Menstrual Cycles In Women

May 3, 2022|Comments Off on How Gastric Surgery Affects Irregular Menstrual Cycles In Women

Gastric balloon for weight loss is a new procedure that helps so many things but one thing you may not realize is, that it can help regulate your cycle...

  • Plus sized woman watching TV

Stomach Balloon For Weight Loss In Kansas City

May 3, 2022|Comments Off on Stomach Balloon For Weight Loss In Kansas City

The stomach balloon procedure is a new weight loss option that aims to reduce the amount eaten at a meal and increase the feeling of being fuller longer...

  • Plus sized woman working out at the gym

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery in Lee’s Summit

March 11, 2022|Comments Off on Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery in Lee’s Summit

Bariatric weight loss surgery in Lee's Summit with the most dedicated surgical team is the United Bariatrics Center of Kanas City. While surgical weight loss..

  • Bariatric surgeons and nurses

Motivational Interviewing Promotes Behavioral Change

March 11, 2022|Comments Off on Motivational Interviewing Promotes Behavioral Change

Motivational interviewing is a patient/nurse/doctor conversation that focuses on identifying the patient’s own motivation for change.

  • Bariatric surgeons and nurses

Combining Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Treatments

March 10, 2022|Comments Off on Combining Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Treatments

74% percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Current treatment guidelines recommend combining medical and surgical weight loss...

  • Woman running outside to lose weight

Eating Disorders vs Obesity: Warning Signs and Risk Factors

March 10, 2022|Comments Off on Eating Disorders vs Obesity: Warning Signs and Risk Factors

Risk factors for eating disorders and obesity are oftentimes similar—both are associated with trauma history and adverse childhood experiences...

  • Pills, syringe, and obesity definition

4 Ways Physicians Are Addressing The Obesity Epidemic

February 4, 2022|Comments Off on 4 Ways Physicians Are Addressing The Obesity Epidemic

In 2013, the American Medical Association acknowledged obesity as a disease. Since then, doctors have made it a priority...

  • Woman measuring her waistline

What’s The Difference Between Weight Loss And Fat Loss?

February 4, 2022|Comments Off on What’s The Difference Between Weight Loss And Fat Loss?

Weight loss refers to a decrease in your overall body weight from muscle, water, and fat losses. Fat loss refers to weight loss from fat...

  • Doctor measuring man's waistline

What Is Intermittent Fasting?

February 1, 2022|Comments Off on What Is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a hot trend you’ve probably heard about recently, but we’re here to tell you it's a lot more than that!

  • Two women preparing a healthy meal

A New Year, A New You! Let’s Set Intentions For Weight Loss

January 4, 2022|Comments Off on A New Year, A New You! Let’s Set Intentions For Weight Loss

You'll feel better in a week, see a difference in 4 weeks, your friends will see a difference in 8 weeks and you'll have completely retrained your...

  • Man recovering from weight loss surgery

What Does Weight Loss Surgery Recovery Look Like?

December 1, 2021|Comments Off on What Does Weight Loss Surgery Recovery Look Like?

We know you can’t help but wonder what recovering from a weight loss surgery looks like.  I mean it’s a life-changing surgery...

  • Family sharing a holiday meal at the table

2023 Tips and Tricks To Eating In Balance Through The Holidays

October 27, 2021|Comments Off on 2023 Tips and Tricks To Eating In Balance Through The Holidays

We wanted to give you a few pointers on ways you can stay balanced even when holiday indulgences are at an all-time high.  By just adjusting your...

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Breast Cancer and Obesity – What are the Connections?

October 26, 2021|Comments Off on Breast Cancer and Obesity – What are the Connections?

e driving force between breast cancer and obesity seems to be insulin resistance. Eating a healthy diet and getting more physical...

  • Woman eating a bowl of vegetables

3 Healthy Diets to Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

October 26, 2021|Comments Off on 3 Healthy Diets to Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

This study helps show why healthy eating patterns reduce cardiovascular risks. Starting healthy eating patterns as young as possible...

  • Older couple hiking in the woods for weight loss

7 Long-Term Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

October 26, 2021|Comments Off on 7 Long-Term Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery can produce sustainable weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss plans...

  • Woman holding her belly in pain

Risk Of Obesity During The Pandemic

September 13, 2021|Comments Off on Risk Of Obesity During The Pandemic

People with obesity have a higher likelihood of being in each of these categories and should therefore be considered at increased risk for severe disease...

  • Overweight person measuring their belly with tape measure

Ways Bariatric Surgery Helps Obesity & Cancer

September 1, 2021|Comments Off on Ways Bariatric Surgery Helps Obesity & Cancer

Being overweight or having obesity increases your risk of getting cancer. You may be surprised to learn that being overweight or having obesity...

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2023 Post-Weight Loss Surgery Meal Plans

August 9, 2021|Comments Off on 2023 Post-Weight Loss Surgery Meal Plans

The reality is that weight loss surgery is a lifelong commitment and decision to follow certain guidelines. Call it a diet, call it a lifestyle...

  • BMI chart and body fat measure

Who’s A Good Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery?

August 3, 2021|Comments Off on Who’s A Good Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery?

If you struggle with your weight and quality of life because of it and are seeking the most effective way to lose weight long-term. Surgical weight loss surgery...

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9 Steps To Begin Your Weight Loss Surgery

July 5, 2021|Comments Off on 9 Steps To Begin Your Weight Loss Surgery

Surgical weight loss surgery requires a commitment to lifestyle changes, including what you eat and how often you exercise. We help you set the foundation...

17 Facts About Bariatric Surgery

June 17, 2021|Comments Off on 17 Facts About Bariatric Surgery

With all the questions that surround bariatric surgery there is so much to learn. This post covers some of our top questions and answers to help...

Qualifying For Bariatric Surgery

June 10, 2021|Comments Off on Qualifying For Bariatric Surgery

First you need to know if your BMI qualifies and then from there we can tackle the conversation of insurance and coverage...

A Bariatric Surgery Story

June 3, 2021|Comments Off on A Bariatric Surgery Story

Bariatric surgery does not just treat the disease of obesity, but it treats other conditions like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure...

  • Plate of unhealthy fast food

7 Ways to Avoid Heart Disease If You Have Diabetes

May 20, 2021|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Avoid Heart Disease If You Have Diabetes

Obesity significantly increases your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, and these conditions are also intimately intertwined with heart disease...

  • Obese woman experiencing preoperative anxiety

Addressing Preoperative Anxiety

May 6, 2021|Comments Off on Addressing Preoperative Anxiety

Anxiety can be broadly defined as an unpleasant emotional state of nervousness influencing one’s cognitions and behavior in response to anticipated threats...

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Weight Loss Plateau After Bariatric Surgery

April 28, 2021|Comments Off on Weight Loss Plateau After Bariatric Surgery

A weight-loss plateau eventually happens to everyone who tries to lose weight and happens when your body has acclimated to your current diet and exercise...

  • Time lapse of woman losing weight

6 Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

April 21, 2021|Comments Off on 6 Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Losing the weight and gaining it back does nothing to solve the long-term problems that come with obesity, but bariatric surgery could be an excellent option...

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What Is Bariatric Surgery?

April 14, 2021|Comments Off on What Is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is an operation on the digestive system to help an obese person lose weight. The surgery restricts calorie intake by reducing the...

  • Woman kicking over a tower of donuts

Why Am I Not Losing Weight After Bariatric Surgery?

April 7, 2021|Comments Off on Why Am I Not Losing Weight After Bariatric Surgery?

This is a question we get all the time when people are considering a procedure... How do I avoid gaining weight after bariatric surgery?

  • Diabetic pricking their finger for blood sugar levels

Warning signs of diabetes: What you need to know

December 7, 2018|Comments Off on Warning signs of diabetes: What you need to know

Diabetes is a serious condition that needs management and care. There are various types of diabetes but Type 1 and Type 2 are the most common. Here is what you need to know about Type [...]

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5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

October 29, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Losing weight is challenging. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2 out of 3 adults in the U.S. are overweight and of those, 36.5% are obese. According to a recent [...]

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5 Fun Cardio Alternatives For Those Who HATE Running in 2023

August 24, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Fun Cardio Alternatives For Those Who HATE Running in 2023

Exercise is very important to the weight loss process, but what if you hate running? You understand how important it is to have cardiovascular routines in your fitness regimen, but you just don’t seem to [...]

  • Bowls of nuts, a high protein snack

6 High Protein Snacks for Bariatric Patients

August 15, 2018|Comments Off on 6 High Protein Snacks for Bariatric Patients

Sometimes snacks get a bad rep. A lot of this is because the least healthy things always seem to be the most readily available. Maybe we just aren’t looking hard enough for healthier options. Healthy [...]

  • Scale and tape measure to measure weight loss

6 Postpartum Weight Loss Myths

July 18, 2018|Comments Off on 6 Postpartum Weight Loss Myths

Common Postpartum Weight Loss Myths The Pounds Will Drop From Breastfeeding You Should Wait A Few Months Before Exercising Again Your Postpartum Pooch Es Just Your Uterus It Takes The Same Amount of Time for [...]

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The Pros and Cons of Caffeine

July 3, 2018|Comments Off on The Pros and Cons of Caffeine

Your alarm goes off. It’s time to start another day. You stumble into your kitchen to find the kickstart to your day, the coffee pot. This very scenario is played out daily in millions of [...]

  • Woman in therapy for her mental health

Bariatric Surgery: Your Mental Wellness and the Aftermath.

June 21, 2018|Comments Off on Bariatric Surgery: Your Mental Wellness and the Aftermath.

Congratulations! Your bariatric surgery was a success! You have kickstarted your new journey to health and have chosen to change your lifestyle for the better. Now that the physical process has begun, it is important [...]

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How A Protein Rich Diet Affects Weight Loss

June 13, 2018|Comments Off on How A Protein Rich Diet Affects Weight Loss

If you are trying to drop a dress size or are tired of your jeans being snug, a protein-packed diet is a beneficial element to add to your health regimen. Protein promotes satiety A diet [...]

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How Refined Carbs Affect Your Weight Loss

May 16, 2018|Comments Off on How Refined Carbs Affect Your Weight Loss

A big part of your overall health is what you put in your body. Refined carbs have negative effects on your health and can put your weight loss goals out of reach. Here’s the skinny [...]

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5 Ways Sleep Affects Weight Loss

April 19, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Ways Sleep Affects Weight Loss

Whether you’re staying up late to answer work emails, do your kid’s laundry or binge-watch your favorite TV show on Netflix, you are missing out on the sleep that you need. The long-term effects of [...]

  • People walking in the city

Top 4 Ways Walking Helps Weight Loss

April 11, 2018|Comments Off on Top 4 Ways Walking Helps Weight Loss

Daily exercise is essential for your overall health but it can be hard to find time to commit to an exercise regimen. If you can squeeze in a 30-minute walk over your lunch break or [...]

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4 Ways Dogs Keep Us Healthy

March 16, 2018|Comments Off on 4 Ways Dogs Keep Us Healthy

Following your weight loss surgery, you will need to make some lifestyle changes, including adding a fitness routine. The US Department of Health currently recommends that adults get a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise [...]

  • Sugar and glucose monitor

How Weight Loss Surgery Can Cure Diabetes

February 28, 2018|Comments Off on How Weight Loss Surgery Can Cure Diabetes

Many patients who are obese and are eligible for bariatric weight-loss surgery also suffer from related diseases, including type 2 diabetes. One of the incredible effects of undergoing a surgery like gastric bypass is that [...]

  • Glass of a healthy green smoothie

What Can I Eat After Weight Loss Surgery?

January 3, 2018|Comments Off on What Can I Eat After Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric weight loss surgery is life-changing, and you will lose weight as a result of the surgery itself. You may also eliminate weight-related conditions, such as diabetes and sleep apnea, from your life. But in [...]

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How to Decide What Type of Weight-Loss Surgery Is Right For You

November 13, 2017|Comments Off on How to Decide What Type of Weight-Loss Surgery Is Right For You

It’s a big enough decision to commit to weight-loss surgery, but once you’ve committed to taking this step in your weight-loss journey, what type of surgery is right for you? What considerations should you take? [...]