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What is the Mediterranean Diet?

Posted: January 3, 2019

We’ve come to the beginning of a new year, and for millions of people around the world it means a clean slate – especially where health and well-being are concerned. January sees a spike in gym memberships and sales of weight loss products, everything from meal replacement bars to the latest gadget “guaranteed” to melt […]

The Best Snacks For Stress Relief

Posted: December 28, 2018

Have the holidays taken their toll yet? By now you’ve unwrapped the gifts, visited the relatives, and carefully navigated all the holiday meals. The New Year is about to dawn, and now that you have all the lights and holiday decorations placed where you want, it’s almost time to take everything down. If you feel […]

Can Weight Loss Surgery Improve Intimacy?

Posted: December 21, 2018

Patients who come to Bon Secours for weight loss solutions do so for different, personal reasons. Whether it’s a decision prompted by a need to improve health, to resume an active lifestyle free of discomfort, or to help with other issues, our programs provide personalized attention and a plan to help with healthy weight management. […]

Do Diet Foods Really Help With Weight Loss?

Posted: December 14, 2018

With holidays approaching, along with the temptation of grand family dinners, gift foods and endless sweets, people may be more inclined to swap out their regular snacks and meals for low-calorie alternatives, and pre-packaged “diet” foods. Recently, reported that while the diet industry remains lucrative, certain products marketed to help people lose weight don’t […]

Four Tips to Be Merry and Mindful at Holiday Parties

Posted: December 7, 2018

An evening at home, curled up in a blanket with a good book, sounds like heaven to somebody who would prefer to avoid holiday stress. Yet, sometimes we find it’s a challenge to avoid social situations. There’s the annual office party, school pageants, and other gatherings with friends and in the community. Even if you […]

Holiday Calories Burn Bright

Posted: November 28, 2018

Holiday calories seem to be everywhere this time of year. From the annual office cocktail party to the neighborhood cookie exchange, it’s easy to be tempted by high-calorie foods and drinks. While it’s never a good idea to give in and eat whatever you want during the holidays, many people find moderation is the key […]

3 Ways to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Posted: November 27, 2018

You don’t need to wait until New Years to make a commitment to manage Type 2 diabetes and enjoy better health. If you’re one of the million Americans who has Type 2 diabetes, you can start managing this serious disease by making healthy lifestyle changes today. At Bon Secours Surgical and Medical Weight Loss, we […]

Low-Carb Diets May Keep Weight Off

Posted: November 16, 2018

Low-carb diets may help some people avoid gaining their weight back. A new study suggests that avoiding carbs after you lose weight can help prevent those dreaded pounds from coming back. But is it really that simple? It’s a question researchers keep trying to answer. In the latest study, researchers say that eating fewer refined […]

Healthy Body Weight: Exercise Helps

Posted: November 13, 2018

Whether you’re trying to maintain a healthy body weight or shed excess pounds, exercise plays a pivotal role. Additionally, you have to consider how many calories you’re taking in throughout the day to control your weight. Research shows that physical activity helps you stabilize your weight and lowers your risk of obesity and excessive weight gain. […]

Heart Attacks, Stroke: Bariatric Surgery Cuts Risk

Posted: October 22, 2018

Fewer heart attacks. Reduced stroke risk. Lower chance to develop heart disease. Once again, researchers produce evidence that bariatric surgery has major health benefits for people who have diabetes and severe obesity. According to a new study published in JAMA, people with diabetes and severe obesity who had bariatric surgery were 40 percent less likely to have […]

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