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Ways to Motivate Yourself to Workout

Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

December 18, 2014 | Uncategorized

Are you starting a new exercise routine and need some motivation? Or, have you been working out regularly, but find your enthusiasm is waning? Here, the team at Texas Laparoscopic Consultants shares some creative ways to motivate yourself to work out. Try one or all, and let us know in the comments what works for…

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Food and Exercise Journaling

How Food and Exercise Journaling Will Help You

September 30, 2014 | Uncategorized

Behavior modification after bariatric surgery is critical to losing most or all of your excess weight. As you make healthy lifestyle changes, our Houston weight loss surgery team recommends a strategy called self-monitoring, which involves maintaining a food and exercise journal. According to the Obesity Action Coalition, “The goal of self-monitoring is to increase self-awareness…

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Realistic Expectations After Weight Loss Surgery

Realistic Expectations after Weight Loss Surgery

September 22, 2014 | Uncategorized

One of the keys to weight loss surgery success is understanding what is and isn’t reasonable to expect after surgery, and to plan accordingly. Some bariatric surgery candidates have unrealistic expectations of the surgery, and inadvertently set themselves up for disappointment. What You Can Reasonably Expect after Surgery Bariatric surgery is not a cosmetic procedure;…

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What Are the Long-Term Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery?

August 20, 2014 | Uncategorized

Bariatric surgery is considered by many to be the most effective solution to obesity and many obesity-related medical conditions (co-morbidities). However, bariatric surgery is only a tool to make it easier to lose weight. Patients must make significant lifestyle changes — like eating small, healthy meals and exercising regularly — to lose weight and successfully…

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Minimize “Mindless Eating” for Successful Weight Loss

August 12, 2014 | Uncategorized

According to Psychology Today, poor eating and other bad habits operate mindlessly, “on autopilot.” Mindless eating — or not being aware of what or how much you are eating — can be incredibly harmful to your weight loss journey. Mindless eating is typically triggered by context, like being in a certain setting or experiencing a…

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Why Sleep Is Important for Weight Loss

July 20, 2014 | Uncategorized

It’s not uncommon to eat healthfully and exercise regularly, yet notice that your weight loss has plateaued. When this happens, our team always asks: Are you getting enough sleep? The reason we ask this is there is an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence that shows sleep is essential to weight loss. Let’s break down some…

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The Importance of Follow-Up after Weight Loss Surgery

July 10, 2014 | Uncategorized

Your weight loss operation is not a cure for obesity. Without behavioral modifications and a commitment to healthier habits, weight loss surgery is essentially ineffective. Long-term success depends on eating a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly and making appropriate lifestyle modifications. You are not alone on your journey. The Texas Laparoscopic Consultants team will continuously motivate,…

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What Does My BMI Have to Be for Bariatric Surgery?

June 02, 2014 | Uncategorized

Before our Houston bariatric surgery team answers the question, let’s first explore what BMI is. BMI, short for body mass index, is a measure of your height in relation to your weight. For example, a woman who is 5’6” and weighs 240 pounds has a BMI of 38.7 (and is considered obese). Or a man…

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