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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 […]

Sleep Hygiene Helps Longterm Weight Loss

Posted: October 16, 2018

How you sleep – what many call “sleep hygiene” – affects your body’s ability to lose weight and keep it off. It’s important to improve your sleep habits before and after you have weight-loss surgery. Improving your sleep hygiene will help you keep from gaining weight back. In fact, not getting enough sleep makes some […]

Weight Loss Dietary Supplement: Beware Hidden Ingredients

Posted: October 15, 2018

If you’re taking a weight loss dietary supplement, it’s not enough to read the list of ingredients. Too often, companies leave out everything that goes into each capsule. In fact, some dietary supplements contain pharmaceutical ingredients that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A recent analysis found that 776 dietary supplements flagged by the FDA […]

Low-Calorie Sweeteners: A Diabetes Risk?

Posted: October 1, 2018

People trying to avoid sugary foods often turn to low-calorie sweeteners. You’ll find them everywhere. They take up aisles at the grocery store. From sports drinks and sodas to protein bars, food companies use artificial sweeteners to market their products as low-calorie or diet. Although it seems like these products would help you lose weight, recent research […]

Exercise After Surgery: Keep Weight Off

Posted: September 28, 2018

Exercise after surgery helps bariatric patients keep their weight from coming back. Depending on your health, the type of weight-loss surgery you have and your recovery, your doctor will advise you on when you should start exercising and how long you should be physically active. One common misunderstanding about exercise after surgery is how hard you need to […]

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