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What Health Conditions Are Caused by Obesity?

Common, expensive, and very serious.  These are the words that best describe obesity in the US. Just look around you to see how widespread obesity is. Obesity prevalence is at an all-time high of 41.9% as of March 2020.  This means that a little over 4 out of 10 Americans are considered obese. Nearly 1 […]

How to Minimize Excess Skin after Weight Loss Surgery

Individuals who have had weight loss surgery will have to deal with one of the most common post-surgery consequences – excess skin. If you think it’s not a big deal, well, think of it this way: we are talking here of an extra 5 – 10 pounds of loose, hanging, or folded skin! In fact, […]


Managing Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery

Losing weight is hard enough. But you know what’s worse? Keeping the weight off! It’s equally as challenging. Even with our most earnest efforts, the weight we lose just keeps coming back. It sometimes makes us feel that weight regain is an annoying automatic body function. Weight loss and regain is definitely a cycle that […]

What To Prepare For Weight Loss Surgery

You have been trying hard to lose weight but to no avail. You have exercised, counted your calories, and even tried to stop eating altogether. Nothing has worked. Your scale hasn’t moved, and you feel even worse than ever.   Thankfully, you don’t have to be stuck in that stage forever. There’s always another option […]

How Your Stress Causes Weight Gain

In our daily lives, it is inevitable that we will feel stress. And admittedly, stress has gotten a bad rap. But stress is actually the natural response of our bodies when we are in difficult or dangerous situations. There’s what we call “good stress,” which allows us to think and act quickly when the need […]

Will My Stomach Grow Back After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery is a weight-loss surgical procedure where 80% of the stomach is excised, leaving only a small portion of the stomach intact. The surgery is irreversible as the portion of your stomach that was removed cannot be re-attached, replaced, or will grow back after the surgery. What happens to my stomach after gastric […]

Foods to Avoid After Lap Band Surgery

Lap band surgery is a weight loss procedure that reduces your stomach’s capacity to hold food. The ultimate goal of lap band surgery is for individuals to lose weight by restricting the passage of food in their stomachs.   It is recommended for people who have a BMI of 40 or over, also referred to […]

What’s BMI, and How Important is it?

Have you heard of the term BMI? BMI, short for Body Mass Index, is a number that indicates the relative amount of fat in your body in relation to your height. Most people and organizations use it to determine if you’re at the correct weight. It’s important because it may identify health risks associated with […]

What to Expect After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Trying to lose weight has been difficult for you. You do not step on the weighing scale anymore because you are scared of the numbers that will stare right back at you. Your health is affected and it prevents you from living the life that you want. You have tried anything and everything to lose […]

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