• Three simple weight-loss strategies that work

    September 9, 2012

    Cutting back on calories is the cornerstone of any successful weight-loss plan, but as dieters can attest, that’s easier said than done. So it’s encouraging to learn that three simple strategies can provide a boost: Eat regular meals, write down everything you eat, and avoid restaurants and takeout at lunchtime. These three habits were each linked to ...

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  • How to buy healthy food on a tight budget

    September 8, 2012

    It’s hard to argue with a $1 double cheeseburger. Perhaps that’s why so many believe that eating healthy is expensive. The myth has become so pervasive that everyone from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to health care providers is attempting to dispel it. Now the Environmental Working Group is joining in. The EWG has combined forces with ...

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  • Healthy Weight – it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle!

    September 7, 2012

    A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let’s begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and ...

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  • Weight Loss Surgery Recovery

    September 6, 2012

    Recovery from weight loss surgery requires both a short-term plan and a long-term plan. To manage the effects of morbid obesity and bariatric surgery, your post-weight loss surgery care plan may involve several different types of health care professionals, who will work together to help ensure your overall health, manage your food addiction and provide ...

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  • Calorie restriction induces weight loss, boosts insulin sensitivity

    September 4, 2012

    A new study in the journal Diabetes and Obesity Metabolism suggests that practicing calorie restriction or using a diet with calories reduced can lead to weight loss and improvement of insulin sensitivity in obese women with metabolic syndrome. The study showed that 1 12-week calorie restriction resulted in a weight loss of 7.6 percent of baseline ...

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  • 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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