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5 Tips on Getting Active at Work

August 22, 2016 | Uncategorized

Not moving for long periods of time has continued to negatively impact our health and longevity. Even if you exercise for 30 minutes every day, it is still not enough to protect you from disease. Increased sitting has been linked to increased risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The goal is to move…

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Julie’s Transformation

January 04, 2016 | Uncategorized

My name is Julie and I had the gastric sleeve weight loss surgery, in August of 2011. Like many, I tried to do it on my own with diet and exercise, however I was unsuccessful. Since my surgery I’ve lost 90 pounds and it has helped me become the athlete I’ve always wanted to be….

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Five Easy Exercise Tips to Start the New Year Off Right!

January 01, 2016 | Uncategorized

The beginning of the New Year is a great time to reflect on your fitness goals and make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Even if you aren’t one to proclaim a New Year’s resolution, you can still take advantage of the beginning of a new year as a fresh start and a chance for…

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Is Weight Loss Surgery the Easy Way Out?

December 28, 2015 | Uncategorized

Obesity is a disease that receives a great deal of stigma in our society, and people can be quick to judge weight loss surgery. Perhaps you have heard that having weight loss surgery is an “easy way out?” The people who perpetuate that myth may say that bariatric patients are weak-willed, or that they are…

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Recognizing Emotional Hunger and Fullness

October 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

One of the primary ways that weight loss surgery is successful is in helping to regulate our physical hunger and fullness. However, physical hunger is only one of the reasons that we eat. We also seek food when we are feeling emotional hunger; emotional hunger is more complicated than physical hunger, and emotional fullness is…

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3 Healthy Recipes to Up Your Protein Intake

September 30, 2015 | Uncategorized

Eating healthfully is essential after bariatric surgery. Your stomach is smaller now, but your body still needs lots of nutrients, so it is important to choose the right foods. One of the most critical concerns for post-bariatric patients is adequate protein intake. Your body needs protein to build muscle and to help you heal after…

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Understanding Hair Loss After Weight Loss Surgery

August 24, 2015 | Uncategorized

Understanding potential side effects of weight loss surgery is important for patients managing their recovery from surgery. Hair loss is a common, but sometimes unexpected, possible side effect. The stress of dealing with hair loss can be minimized by learning how, why, and when it occurs, and by keeping in mind that this type of…

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Study: Bariatric Surgery May Improve Cognitive Function, Including Memory

July 25, 2015 | Uncategorized

Massive weight loss surgery is known to decrease a person’s risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases and conditions. A recent study has found the benefits may also include improvements in cognitive function, such as memory. Here, the Texas Laparoscopic Consultants take a closer look at the findings. What the Study Found Previous studies…

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