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Lose Weight: Improve Foot Pain

Posted: April 30, 2018

If you’re overweight or have obesity, chances are you’ve probably experienced some serious foot pain. Foot pain and ankle conditions are a common problem for people with obesity, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. A recent survey found that 81 percent of adults with obesity in the U.S. experience some type of foot problem. […]

Dietary Supplements: Talk to Your Doctor First

Posted: April 25, 2018

Dietary supplements claim to help people lose weight and have more energy. But should they play a role in your weight-loss journey? Will they benefit your health – or could they actually do more harm than good? A good person to ask is your doctor, of course. No one understands your health better than the […]

Obesity Increases Pregnancy Risks

Posted: April 15, 2018

To lower pregnancy risks, many women who have obesity turn to bariatric surgery to lose weight before getting pregnant. Although bariatric surgery is not an appropriate weight-loss strategy for everyone, it is considered the most effective way for obese people to lose weight and keep it off. Ideally, women who plan to become pregnant should enter […]

Weight Stigma: Overcome Bias

Posted: April 2, 2018

Weight stigma can be discouraging for anyone who’s overweight or has obesity. Even when people are actively losing weight, they may still experience bias, stigma and discrimination. It’s not uncommon for it to take a toll on your health and your personal and social wellbeing. Unfortunately, many people still believe that obesity can be prevented […]

Exercise Before Weight Loss Surgery: Shoe Tips

Posted: March 29, 2018

Exercising before weight loss surgery – and after – can help you lose weight and improve your health. If you haven’t been exercising, start with a simple walking program that’s approved by your doctor. You can walk a few minutes per day to begin, gradually increasing your time and speed. Before you head out the […]

Reverse Diabetes: Weight Loss Surgery

Posted: March 22, 2018

One of weight-loss surgery’s chief benefits is how it can reverse diabetes. In many people, the reversal begins before they start to lose weight. Eight out of 10 patients who have a type of surgery known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery see their diabetes go into remission. For many of them, the effect is immediate. But […]

Weight Loss May Improve Taste of Food

Posted: March 21, 2018

It’s a scientific fact: weight loss may improve taste of food. Has your favorite salad lost its appeal? Does it seem like foods you used to enjoy no longer taste that good? Is fruit no longer sweet enough? Before you chalk it up to getting older or changing taste buds, consider whether you’ve recently gained […]

Surgical Weight-Loss: A New Resolution

Posted: March 15, 2018

Surgical weight-loss strategies work for many people. As spring gets underway, March is often the month many people reflect on their New Year’s resolutions and question whether they can ever successfully lose weight. It’s easy to feel defeated by weight-loss resolutions for a variety of reasons. Perhaps your weight-loss goal wasn’t realistic. You might have […]

Losing Weight Before Bariatric Surgery

Posted: March 7, 2018

Losing weight before you have bariatric surgery may help you achieve your ultimate weight-loss goals. That’s what new research suggests, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Researchers found that people lost more weight after surgery if they dropped at least 8 percent of their excess weight before they had their […]

Walking Tips: Make Exercise Easy

Posted: March 1, 2018

Walking tips can make exercise much easier to fit into your daily routine. Whether you’re thinking about having weight-loss surgery, or you’ve already had a procedure, exercise plays an important role in losing weight. It can also keep you from gaining back unwanted pounds. The first thing anyone should do before starting an exercise program […]

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