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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Gym

Often when a person decides to incorporate more exercise into their lives they join a gym. However, the mere act of signing a contract and getting a membership card does not improve ones health. Initially, the enthusiasm and commitment are there and new members show up to the gym regularly. Here are five things to […]

2014 ObesityHelp National Conference: Live Updates

Stay tuned for live updates during the 2014 ObesityHelp National Conference! Stay in touch with others from the Conference, stop by: OH2014 ObesityHelp Photos ObesityHelp Facebook Event page #OH2014 on Twitter #OH2014 on Instagram

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Self-Destructive Behavior & Your True Self

For many individuals growing up overweight, the need to psychologically protect themselves from criticism and manage their internal shame became a habitual act of self-protection.  At the expense of the development of a true self, the psychological protection included destructive behaviors as forms of punishment. In addition, a false self (rather than a true self) […]

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Mexicali Bariatric Center Welcomes New Team of Surgeons

August 13, 2014 – Over the past decade thousands of American and Canadian patients with weight problems came to Mexicali Bariatric Center seeking treatment with Dr. Alberto Aceves in order to undergo weight loss surgery. Our mentor, Dr. Alberto Aceves, was one of the world’s leading authorities on bariatric surgery. Sadly, Dr. Aceves passed away […]

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Study: Labeling Obesity as a Disease Changes How We Think

In 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) recognized obesity as a disease. While the AMA was not the first major organization to classify obesity as a disease, the announcement stirred discussion and debate within the healthcare community and society. “Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex […]

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Is Weight Loss Surgery the Best Currently Available Treatment for Type II Diabetes?

Today almost 26 million Americans have type 2 diabetes and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that as many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue. The risk for death among people with diabetes is about twice that of people of similar age without diabetes and is […]

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Obsessing Over the Scale, How & When to Weigh Yourself

Do you find yourself weighing yourself five times a day or maybe even every hour? Obsessing over the number staring back at you, and becoming a slave to the scale? Although it may be exciting to see the pounds melt off your body after your post-bariatric surgery, you should take into account that weight fluctuates. […]

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Recognizing Emotional Hunger & Fullness

We all have at least two kinds of hunger and fullness – physical and emotional. Although weight loss surgery can be great at helping us recognize and honor our physical hunger and fullness, it does nothing to help us with our emotional hunger and fullness. After surgery, the body may be ready to accept that […]

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Combating Osteopenia & Osteoporosis

A while back, adventure called my friend Kevin out to the tropical beaches of Phuket, Thailand. He had decided he wanted to train as a Muay Thai fighter, so he immersed himself in a world-class training camp nestled amongst the coconut palms and banana trees. On his first day at training camp, Kevin quickly learned […]

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6 Ways to Pay It Foward on ObesityHelp

At ObesityHelp our motto is “Making the Journey Together” and our  members play a key role in creating a community of support, information, and education. We often get feedback from members of how helpful the website has been to them, and their weight loss journey. We wanted to share a few a ways you can […]