Category Archive: weight loss

Jun 21

How is your New Years’ resolution to lose weight going?

Next week will be the last week of June, the mid-point of 2019.  A lot of people reading this article will have made a New Years’ resolution to lose weight. How are you doing? Now is a good time to gauge your progress and make changes if you are not progressing. If you have had …

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Apr 28

Fad Diets

Today’s press, television and internet sites are full of information about “miracle diets,” “new diet discoveries” and even “fat-burner pills.” Much of this information is misleading or just plain false, intended to sell some supplement, device or book. The medical professionals in bariatric clinics and weight loss surgeons are likely to hear about these new …

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Apr 08

The path to weight loss success

Many patients seeking bariatric surgery are depressed and skeptical about weight loss programs in general; often they have tried multiple diets that simply do not work.  While weight loss surgery may be the best (or the only) alternative open to some patients, our practice does not assume that this is true. Instead, we sit down …

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Dec 21

Holiday weight gain

Christmas is only a few days away and our office and staff wishes you and your family the happiest of holidays. Holiday meals, gatherings and parties are an important part of Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s and the entire holiday season. There is a chance to overeat or overindulge many times in the weeks between Thanksgiving …

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Nov 19

Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Thanksgiving is coming this very week, and holiday weight gain is a concern for many people. Most folks overestimate the amount of weight they will gain during the holidays, but at the same time, they underestimate how long it will take to lose that pound or two. Over the years and decades, this adds up …

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Nov 08

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

The 2018 holiday season is about to begin. In a quick progression, we will have Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The “holiday season” will not truly end until February 4, 2019 (Super Monday) when many people are most likely to miss work and discover that their clothes are a bit …

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Sep 10

The Facts About Carbohydrates

Modern advertising has given the public a lot of conflicting information about carbohydrates, or carbs. Certainly, low-carbohydrate diets are effective for weight loss, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that eating carbohydrates makes you fat. While some types of high-carbohydrate foods are nutritious, even helpful for maintaining a healthy weight, others are harmful in many ways. …

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Sep 04

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (sometimes called intermittent calorie restriction, or IF) refers to several different diet plans that alternate between defined periods of fasting and non-fasting. These plans have been around for some time, but they got a good deal of public notice back in 2012 when a British researcher published a book titled, “The Fast Diet.” …

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Aug 09

The Early Signs of Type-2 Diabetes

Type-2 diabetes is a threat not only to individual patients, but to the entire medical care system. It is becoming a true epidemic, one that threatens to overwhelm the best efforts of doctors and public health officers.  This disease and its consequences are so threatening that the government’s Centers for Disease Control periodically issues a …

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Jul 13

Change your behavior, change your luck

Today is “Friday, the Thirteenth,” the day we fear bad luck. The truth is that luck does play an important part in life, but a lot of bad luck stems from our own behavior. The good news is that we can change this behavior (if we try). Here are some good luck behaviors- Healthy Eating …

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