• Improve sleep for energy, weight loss

    September 3, 2012

    Those with problems sleeping often are stuck in a vicious cycle that can sabotage their weight-loss efforts. Many who find themselves tired all the time actually are suffering from a sleep disorder, including the most common issue — obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. James Cygan, medical director for the Aspirus Regional Sleep Disorders Center, reviews results of ...

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  • Speed up weight loss, boost immunity with these 20 smart foods, drinks

    September 2, 2012

    So-called zero-calorie foods, like celery and cucumbers, contain fewer calories than the body uses to break them down. And although nutritionists account for the energy it takes to chew and digest them when they calculate how many calories we need, these eats deserve prime spots on our plates. You can eat them in large quantities without ...

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  • Potassium Lowers Blood Pressure

    September 1, 2012

    A diet that includes natural sources of potassium is important in controlling blood pressure. The recommended daily intake of potassium for an average adult is about 4,700 milligrams per day. Potassium-rich foods include fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes, bananas, citrus fruit, dried apricots, tomatoes, and dark green leafy vegetables. Source: National Institutes of Health–DASH Eating ...

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  • Want to Lose Weight? Up Your Chances of Success With These 6 Foods

    August 31, 2012

    Losing weight and keeping it off has never been easy. Oftentimes, it seems that every corner you turn, there are obstacles to keep you from your goals. Many factors are to blame, from the company you keep to the line of work you’re in. Increased variety in stores plays a role in our obesity epidemic, ...

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  • Dr. Patel Interviewed on San Antonio Living

    August 30, 2012

    WOAI’s San Antonio Living interviews Dr. Patel about new options for weight loss and BLIS care to help with coverage. Blog was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by Texas Bariatric Specialists

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  • 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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