• Making Vegan a New Normal

    October 11, 2012

    IT was a warm California evening in the city of West Hollywood, and Kathy Freston was sipping a martini. “Just because you’re a vegan doesn’t mean you don’t want to have fun,” she said, sitting in a booth at a restaurant called Craig’s. “I’m a decadent gal. I want to drink. I want to feel full ...

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  • Trimming down on "waist"

    October 10, 2012

    Did you know that if you carry fat mainly around your waist, you are more likely to develop health problems than if you carry fat mainly in your hips and thighs? Measuring your waist is a simple way to gauge your risk. Place a tape measure across your navel. Make sure the tape is snug ...

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  • Utah study reveals gastric bypass surgery keeps the weight off

    October 9, 2012

    At 270 pounds, Chris Stevenson was in no shape to donate a much-needed kidney to his twin brother, let alone climb the six flights of stairs to his office. The 61-year-old diabetic had also almost given up on seeing his 20-plus grandchildren grow into adulthood. But that was before he had gastric bypass surgery. “It’s nice to fit ...

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  • Best Apps to Help You Get Fit

    October 8, 2012

    We all know that getting fit is a challenge – it requires motivation, will-power and dedication, and it’s all-too-easy to slip back into bad habits! One way to helpyou beat that sluggish feeling is to use your smartphone. Odd as it may sound, there are some fantastic health and fitness apps out there that are ...

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  • Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

    October 7, 2012

    This is our family’s go to slow cooker recipe when we want something easy to prepare, yummy and ready to eat at the end of a long work day. View Full Recipe Blog was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by Texas Bariatric Specialists

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  • More Americans Are Going for a Walk

    October 6, 2012

    The proportion of adults who said they went on a 10-minute walk at least once a week increased to 62 percent in 2010, from 56 percent in 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported. Federal guidelines recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise (like brisk walking) or 75 ...

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  • Avoiding Sugared Drinks Limits Weight Gain

    October 5, 2012

    Amid fervid criticism that New York City risks becoming a nanny state, city health officials this month banned the sale of supersize sugar-laden drinks in restaurants and movie theaters. Now scientists have handed the ban’s advocates a potent weapon: strong evidence that replacing sugared drinks with sugar-free substitutes or water really can slow weight gain ...

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  • Food for Your Heart

    October 4, 2012

    To really create a life that’s heart healthy, you have to take the broad view of what it means to “nourish” your heart. Good food is important, but it’s equally important to nurture the emotional and spiritual hearts. If you “feed” your emotional heart first, you’ll be less likely to look for physical ways (i.e., ...

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  • Breast Cancer—Early Detection is Key!

    October 3, 2012

    Breast cancer is the most common type of non-skin cancer among women in this country. It affects more than 200,000 American women annually. Screening for breast cancer before there are symptoms can be important. Screening can help doctors find and treat cancer early. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances that treatment will ...

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  • 5 Surprising Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

    October 2, 2012

    You’ve been walking the straight and narrow—counting calories, working out—and yet you’re not dropping pounds. What gives? The answer may be hiding out amid the random things you do over the course of an average day—those little habits that have seemingly no connection to weight loss, but may in fact be sabotaging your best get-fit ...

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