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Is Bariatric Surgery Effective for Treating High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension is incredibly common for those who are overweight or obese. With so many negative effects, it’s important to treat this condition quickly to promote a healthy body. With the prevalence of high blood pressure in the United States, people are exploring multiple options for treatment, including bariatric surgery for weight loss. High Blood Pressure […]
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How to Know if You Qualify for a Bariatric Procedure 

For those looking to lose weight, sometimes traditional diet and exercise isn’t enough. In those cases, a procedure like the gastric sleeve or gastric bypass may be the best option to help you meet your weight-loss goals. However, if you’re considering bariatric surgery, the first step is to find out if you meet the qualifications.  […]
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The Dangers of Fad Diets | Why Do Fad Diets Never Seem to Work?

The internet is an excellent source of information, but not all the information is valuable. With so many voices and ideas, it’s not uncommon for diet fads that don’t work to skyrocket in popularity. Popular fad diets make big promises but often fail to deliver and can leave people in a worse place than they […]
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Overcoming Setbacks in Your Weight-Loss Journey 

Maybe it was an excess of holiday snacks. Maybe it was a lack of time that caused you to neglect your workout routine. Maybe it was just a particularly bad mindset that had you feeling discouraged. Whatever it was that set you back on your weight-loss journey, just know this: setbacks happen, and they will […]
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Diabesity: Diabetes and Obesity 

Being overweight is the largest risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. In fact, when compared to those at a healthy weight, people who are overweight or obese are six times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, even if they have no family history of it. This relationship between the two conditions is often […]
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The Benefits of Losing Weight with a Bariatric Weight-Loss Procedure

When it comes to bariatric surgery, losing weight isn’t the only benefit. Sure, weight-loss procedures, when used alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise, do facilitate rapid weight-loss. However, losing weight and developing a healthier lifestyle have multiple positive ramifications for your total overall health, mental well-being, and financial stability. Improved Physical Health Losing weight […]
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The Benefits of Strength and Cardio Training for Bariatric Patients

For patients that decide to undergo bariatric surgery, they understand that developing a healthy lifestyle is about so much more than simply losing weight. Bariatric weight loss surgery is an effective solution to start to process, but the right support, nutrition, and exercise routine are equally influential. After undergoing bariatric surgery, you will find an […]
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Why is support necessary after bariatric surgery

Life after weight loss surgery is an emotional and mental transformation as well as a physical change for bariatric patients. This can prove to be very emotionally and mentally exhausting and the proper support is needed for bariatric patients to continue excelling on their healthy journey. Dietary support There are numerous dietary and nutritional changes […]
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Why practicing mindful eating should be your New Year’s resolution

At its core, mindful eating means taking the time to listen and take note of what our body is telling us. Furthermore, mindfulness is a mindset that encourages us to look past what’s on our fork. We then begin to consider the bigger implications of overindulging and the importance of being present in our weight […]
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How to modify holiday classic foods to fit a bariatric diet

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year! There are carols, presents and those mouthwatering goodies that only come once a year. A bariatric diet does not accommodate for many of the delicious holidays foods that we’ve developed an emotional attachment to. Instead of avoiding those foods all together, here are some ways […]

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