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Calculating Calories

06/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Ever wonder how many calories you are burning throughout the day while you do regular physical activities? Sometimes it is helpful to know what your calorie burning power is during each of these activities, so you can choose the ones that move you and burn off the most throughout the day! These calculators help you get an estimate with all kinds of activities you might do throughout the day…from housework to jogging! Check out some of these websites and enter your information. Search through…

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For the Women!

06/15/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The month of May does a great job celebrating women everywhere! The week of May 10-16th was National Women’s Health Week dedicated to raising awareness of the importance for women to take care of themselves through regular doctor visits, check-ups, and much more. One important aspect of good health for women is eating a nutritious diet and getting regular physical activity. Just like everyone else, women must focus on these two important lifestyle practices to make sure they keep their bodies…

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News article: Tobacco - Why Not Obesity?

06/14/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Wow, this is a hot button issue! Regardless of how you feel about the topic, the article raises some very valid points. I don't agree with the statment from the author "that obesity is, at its core, a condition that individuals ought to be able to control themselves," however maybe regulating more strictly the type of food commercials that are shown at different times of the day could put a dent - even if small - in the childhood obesity epidemic. Read full text of the article form The Atlantic…

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Ways to Boost Your ADL’S

06/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It was much easier for our ancestors to burn calories all day long, because there weren’t as many sedentary activities back then. If you think about it, they didn’t have access to hundreds of TV channels or internet to keep them seated all evening long! Since these things are readily available nowadays, it requires us to make an extra effort to burn calories throughout the day…especially if we are looking to lose weight! In addition to a structured exercise program, we can tap…

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Getting Family On Board, Part II

06/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Be prepared for your family to ask questions about bariatric weight loss and be ready/willing to answer them. Know that you may not receive the reaction you thought might occur. Make sure you are ready for negative and positive comments. Prepare yourself mentally for what may happen and have a plan of how you will handle those situations. The more prepared you are, the less anxiety you will feel which will help give you a sense of calmness. Understand that your family may need some time to let the…

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Did you know?

06/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Bariatric surgery is now accepted as the best and most effective treatment for morbid obesity. About 65 percent of all bariatric surgery patients are able to lose their excess weight and keep it off for more than five years. When you consider that only approximately two percent of nonsurgical treatment patients are able to lose and keep off their weight for more than a year, you can appreciate these surgical results. Health problems resolved or improved after surgery:     86 percent diabetes…

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Getting Family On Board, Part I

06/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Once you make the decision that bariatric surgery is right for you how do you get your family on board? Here are some of my personal suggestions: First take some time to think about what the best approach for your family would be. We all have very unique situations and another persons approach may not be ideal for your family. Do you need to have a visual presentation or just verbal communication? Does your family relate to research and facts or photographs? Do they need to hear the clinical information…

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Hiring Fitness Help

06/11/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

If you are interested in hiring a personal trainer to help get you started with your exercise program, it is important to know what qualifications a trainer should have before you start working with them. Unfortunately, personal trainers are not regulated by licensing organizations, so almost anyone can call themselves a personal trainer! Also, there are certain organizations that are more respected than others because of the depth of learning, studying, and practice required for certification. Here…

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News article: Employers work on obesity

06/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I thought this article from the Sustainable Industries e-zine was full of practical tips that all of us can apply to help combat the growing waistlines of ourselves and our coworkers. These tips are not new to bariatric weight loss surgery patients who learn many of these tricks pre and post-operatively. No matter what popular diet books say, losing weight is about eating fewer calories. New research recently confirmed this simple formula without equivocation. So why do most successful dieters gain…

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Incorporating the Liver Reduction Diet with My Family

06/10/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

How do I do the Liver Reduction Diet with my family? It is just my husband and I. He loves me, and wants to give me everything I say I want, not need, mind you, but want. Talk about sabotage, unintentional but still the same. I have decided since I have a weight issue and, he does not, that we simply cannot talk about food. He cannot live without carbohydrates so in his mind and I cannot live with them! I cook for the week on Sunday evening, and also plan my snacks and everything I plan to eat at…

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