• Key to long-term weight loss for post-menopausal women may be more fruits and vegetables

    August 30, 2012

    (CBS News) Post-menopausal women often have a hard time losing weight. But, promising new research shows that there may be simple dietary considerations that may help shed pounds – and keep them off for good. What’s on the list of foods to avoid and items to chow down on? It’s relatively simple: Eating less sugar, meats ...

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  • Complex Bypass Surgery a Success

    August 29, 2012

    Dr. Nilesh A. Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) is pleased to announce that a Gastric Bypass procedure performed on Kathy Baird Crober of Lockhart, Texas, was a success. The surgery was quite complex, in that Ms. Crober had previously undergone a Nissen wrap for heartburn and stomach ulcers, which needed to be removed simultaneously, ...

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  • Hitting a weight loss plateau

    August 29, 2012

    HITTING a weight loss plateau can be disheartening to say the least, but this issue is very common in dieters. It simply means that after a while, you become stuck at the same weight despite dieting and exercise efforts, and will need to step it up a bit to see continued results. “Over time, a weight ...

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  • Study Suggests Less Is More for Exercise and Weight Loss

    August 28, 2012

    If you’re looking to shape up, researchers at the University of Copenhagen say 30 minutes of rigorous exercise can be as effective as an hour when it comes to shedding weight. The team studied 60 heavy but healthy men between 20 and 40 years old who wanted to lose weight. Twenty-one were directed to get 30 ...

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  • Skipping Meals

    August 28, 2012

    Studies show that skipping breakfast and eating fewer meals throughout the day may lead to weight gain. Skipping meals may cause your metabolism to slow down or lead to excessive hunger and overeating later in the day or evening. It can also lead to low blood sugar, moodiness and fatigue. Consider keeping healthy snacks like ...

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  • Why junk food in school must go: The effect of state laws on childhood obesity

    August 27, 2012

    Since 1980, childhood obesity has tripled in the U.S., and in Texas, over 30 percent of children are either overweight or obese. If something is not done soon, our kids will be doomed to a shorter life filled with chronic disease. Amazingly, a lot of this could be avoided if we reduced our children’s daily ...

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  • Lifting weights for weight loss

    August 26, 2012

    Fat loss is all about caloric expenditure. We must burn more calories than we take in. While on the quest for fat loss, many people place far too much focus on how many calories they are burning during their exercise sessions. If you train in the proper way, you can actually greatly enhance the total ...

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  • Weight Loss Surgery Cuts Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by up to 80 Percent

    August 25, 2012

    Swedish researchers have suggested that weight loss surgery reduced obese patients’ 10-year risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 80 percent. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers followed, for 15 years, over 3,400 obese men and women who had surgery and those who did not. None of the patients ...

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  • 3 Prerequisites for Successful Weight Loss

    August 24, 2012

    Can weight loss be fun, pleasurable, natural and even easy? Yes. Many clients, patients and readers using my methods have said so. But there’s a catch. I screen my clients, and I make sure they meet the prerequisites before I’ll work with them. In my book, I make sure readers know about them. Since 1985 I ...

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  • Study: Obesity surgery can help prevent diabetes

    August 23, 2012

    Doctors are reporting a new benefit from weight-loss surgery — preventing diabetes. Far fewer obese people developed that disease if they had stomach-shrinking operations rather than usual care to try to slim down, a large study in Sweden found. The results, published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine, are provoking fresh debate about when adjustable ...

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