• Weight Loss Tip: Routine Over Willpower

    August 22, 2012

    With temptations everywhere it’s hard to constantly say no and leave it all up to willpower. If you’re ready to make your healthy lifestyle a priority, you’ve got to start with a strong foundation. Indulgences are necessary from time to time, but staying committed to a routine will help habits stick for long-term success. It ...

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  • Bariatric Surgery Can Improve Quality of Life, Mental Health

    August 21, 2012

    New research shows that surgery to remove adipose tissue results in an overall improvement in quality of life. Bariatric surgery is an increasingly common, yet controversial approach to help the obese. Critics claim the procedure is merely a cosmetic approach that ignores the root cause of the condition. However, as the procedure has become more commonplace — ...

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  • Weight Loss Tips From Top Fitness Pros

    August 20, 2012

    By Charlotte Libov Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH You see their faces everywhere, peering from the jackets of their latest bestsellers or DVDs and dispensing weight-loss advice on TV talk- and self-help shows. They star on popular fitness programs like Bravo’s “Thintervention” and NBC’s “Biggest Loser”, cheering on participants to greater physical achievements ...

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  • Health, Social Life Improve After Weight-Loss Surgery

    August 19, 2012

    Weight-loss surgery to treat obesity not only improves people’s health, but also benefits their relationships and social lives, a new study finds. Researchers from Arizona State University questioned more than 200 adults who underwent weight-loss surgery about their surgical results as well as why they wanted the operation in the first place. The patients, who ranged in ...

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  • Mythbuster: Yo-yo dieting no deterrent to future weight loss, study reveals

    August 18, 2012

    Diet news is never just plain good.Good would be something like “Eating chocolate causes you to lose weight and gain lean muscle mass, study finds.” The latest, out of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is not like that. Yo-yo dieting, researchers have found, actually doesn’t change your metabolism and make it harder to lose weight in future ...

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  • Bariatric surgeon on helping kids stay healthy for new school year

    August 17, 2012

    The start of the school year bring promise and apprehensions, a few fears and certain triumphs to come. Kids wonder who their classmates and teachers will be, and working parents buckle down to get organized to stock the pantry and fridge with healthy (they hope) items that the kids will want to eat at school, sports ...

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  • HFCS vs. Table Sugar for Weight Loss

    August 16, 2012

    High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sugar are both diet demons — one is not better than the other in your weight-loss efforts, a study published in Nutritional Journal concludes. The study followed 247 overweight or obese participants who consumed either sugar or HFCS as part of a reduced-calorie diet. The key to overall weight loss was ...

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  • John Burton Lost 260 Pounds by Joining an Online Weight Loss Community

    August 15, 2012

    John Burton is a Ph.D. student living in Belfast, Ireland, and over the past three years, he’s lost nearly 300 pounds. While this is a phenomenal achievement, he’ll be the first to tell you that it wasn’t easy, and that it took several years for a reason. Growing up, John was always a bit on the ...

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  • Weight-Loss Tip: Keep Your Daily Diet Clean

    August 14, 2012

    While keeping calories in check is necessary, healthy weight loss is built on more than numbers. In order to lose weight and keep it off, lifestyle changes are necessary for continued success. One of the easiest ways to get started is to replace processed grub with clean foods. Not only are natural options more nutritious, ...

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  • Bariatric surgery becoming more accepted way of handling severe, long-term weight problems

    August 13, 2012

    She needed a cane to hobble 15 steps from her apartment to her car. She used a wheelchair for anything farther than that. At 5-foot-5, Andrea Cheeks weighed 550 pounds. The Sylacauga woman couldn’t walk, couldn’t work, couldn’t shop, couldn’t leave her home without help. Couldn’t breathe sometimes. At 43, she had high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep ...

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