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Sugar: Check Food Labels

Posted: October 31, 2017

Sugar is one of the worst things you can eat when you’re trying to lose weight. If you’re preparing to have weight-loss surgery, cutting this sweet ingredient out of your daily diet is important. Once you have weight-loss surgery, your digestive system won’t tolerate sugary foods. Eating foods that have too much sugar may cause dumping syndrome. […]

Prevent Cancer: Avoid Obesity Risks

Posted: October 10, 2017

Prevent cancer by losing weight. This is the latest message from national health authorities. They believe many people are unaware of the cancer risks associated with being obese or overweight. Indeed, carrying extra weight is associated with an increased risk for 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed […]

Best Exercise: Man’s Best Friend?

Posted: October 5, 2017

The best exercise for your weight-loss plan will depend on many things. We are all different. Some people like to swim laps. Others would rather use an elliptical machine at the gym. If you’re just starting a workout routine, the best exercise for you may be to simply walk. This is where your dog becomes the best […]

Artificial Sweeteners: Not-So Sweet Effects

Posted: October 1, 2017

Artificial sweeteners seem like a helpful way to cut back on sugar. However, they may sabotage your weight-loss goals. If you’re trying to lose weight, health experts recommend eating no more than 25 grams of sugar in a day for women and 34 grams for men. It’s not easy when you consider that 25 grams is […]

Liquid Calories: Are you drinking dessert?

Posted: September 28, 2017

Liquid calories taste delicious for a reason. They’re loaded with sugar. They may also be why you aren’t losing weight as fast as you should be. Liquid calories come in all sorts of flavors and varieties. It could be the sports drink you’re buying at the gym because you forgot your water bottle. It could […]

Sufficient Sleep: 8 Tips for Better Health

Posted: September 15, 2017

Sufficient sleep is one of the best weapons against obesity. When you get enough sleep, you’re less likely to feel hungry and overeat. Sleep experts agree that most adults need seven to eight hours for sufficient sleep every night. Yet, more than one-third of adults sleep less than seven hours every night. If you’re not […]

Workout Tips Before, After Weight-Loss Surgery

Posted: September 4, 2017

Workout tips can help you begin an exercise program safely and continue to meet your weight-loss goals after bariatric surgery. If you haven’t been working out regularly, check with your doctor first to make sure exercise is safe for you. Your doctor may prescribe a specific type of activity depending on your health. For some people, walking […]

Health Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery

Posted: August 31, 2017

Health benefits and improvements are among the top reasons why people choose to have weight-loss surgery. If you’re wondering whether weight-loss surgery is right for you, it’s important to consider all the risks and benefits. You’ll need to commit to a different way of eating and exercising for life. However, for many people, the bariatric […]

Bariatric Surgery Procedures: Top 3

Posted: August 20, 2017

Bariatric Surgery Procedures: The three most common weight-loss surgeries include gastric band, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. If you’re considering bariatric surgery, the right type of surgery for you will depend on many health factors that you and your surgeon discuss together. Here are a list of the pros and cons for the three most common […]

Heart Attack Risk: Weight Plays Role

Posted: August 16, 2017

The risk for a heart attack increases for people who are overweight, even if they appear to be healthy. Losing weight is good for your heart. If you are overweight or have obesity, the extra pounds you carry can raise your risk of heart attack by more than 25 percent. According to new research, it doesn’t matter […]

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