• 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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  • 6 Weight-loss Strategies That Add On Pounds

    August 12, 2012

    There are plenty of effective weight-loss strategies that we know work, but some quick-fixes can actually cause you to gain weight. 1. Skipping breakfast or other meals. Limiting your calorie intake will help you lose weight, but in no way does that mean forgoing entire meals, especially breakfast. To keep your blood sugars level and metabolism ...

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  • Strategies For Easy Weight Loss

    August 11, 2012

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 1.6 billion adults worldwide are either overweight or obese. They project that in just three years, this number will increase to approximately 2.3 billion adults. The WHO further reports that, “44 percent of diabetes, 23 percent of ischemic heart disease and 7 to 41 percent of certain ...

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  • Gastric Bypass Surgery Reverses Patient’s Lifetime Infertility

    August 10, 2012

      SAN ANTONIO, TX ­— Dr. Nilesh A. Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) is pleased to announce that a Gastric Bypass procedure performed on Diana Lopez of Alice, TX has, in the patient’s own words, “truly saved her life”.  Previously 355 lbs. and unable to have a family, Diana is now a happy, healthy 180 ...

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  • Weight Loss Techniques That Work

    August 9, 2012

    Keep a food journal. Don’t skip meals, but do skip your afternoon lunch dates. Those recommendations come from research published Friday in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center evaluated the impact of self-monitoring and diet-related behavior and patterns among overweight and obese post-menopausal women. Among ...

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  • Good Eating Habits Learned Early Prevent Later Obesity

    August 8, 2012

    Q. I keep hearing about childhood obesity. What can I do now to make sure my 5- and 7-year-olds learn healthy eating habits? A. You’ve definitely got the timing right: Now is the time to start. Not only can you establish healthy eating habits, you can also influence the chemistry of your kids’ bodies so that ...

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