Health & Wellness

Three Clinical Faces of Obesity

The Three Clinical Faces of Obesity

September 21, 2018 · 0 comments

In my experience, patients presenting with obesity tend to fall into three categories, each of which requires a distinct management approach. The three clinical faces of obesity are 1) Active Gainers, 2) Weight Stable, and 3) Post-Weight Loss. Clinical Faces of Obesity: #1 Active Gainers Active Gainers are patients currently

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15 Ways to get a Killer Workout in Without Stepping Foot in A Gym

July 27, 2018 · 0 comments

Getting physically fit does not mean you have to spend a lot of money or buy an expensive gym membership, although, many gyms are reasonably priced and can offer excellent workout opportunities.  If you really don’t want to step foot in a gym, the following 15 options may work for

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Power Down for Better Sleep and WLS Health!

July 6, 2018 · 0 comments

Catch Your ZZZ's Do you know how important it is to “power down at night”? Are you having trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep? Do you get less than 7 hours of sleep a night? If you answered yes to any of these questions your “Sleep Routine” needs to be

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Celebrate Your Independence Today & Every Day!

July 3, 2018 · 0 comments

In the United States, July 4th is observed as a holiday that celebrates the independence of Americans. On July 4, 2018, Americans will celebrate Independence Day for the 242nd time. Celebrate Your Independence Today! If you are a bariatric surgery post-op, you can celebrate your own personal independence every single

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Happy Memorial Day 2018!

May 28, 2018 · 0 comments

The Importance & Meaning of Memorial Day Memorial Day is a holiday that is observed in the United States every year on the last Monday of May. This day is set aside for Americans to honor the brave men and women that have passed away while serving in the U.S.

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Why is Weight a Casual Topic of Conversation?

March 7, 2018 · 0 comments

A co-worker asked me last week in the hospital cafeteria,“Did you stop working out?” A few months ago, another colleague in the O.R. told me, “You look way too skinny.” Shortly after those comments, a former co-resident at a national meeting of Bariatric surgeons said to me “You used to

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Obesity, Bariatric Surgery & Joint Replacements: Pre-Surgical Weight Loss

February 12, 2018 · 0 comments

For millions of Americans, osteoarthritis is a very painful way of life. For a good number of those, joint replacement is the only gateway to finding relief from the debilitating aches and agonizing discomfort. So, imagine the disappointment when patients hear that they cannot find relief from their daily suffering

Fasting After Bariatric Surgery

Fasting After Bariatric Surgery: The Pros and Cons

February 5, 2018 · 0 comments

I'm regularly asked by many long-term post-op patients if fasting after bariatric surgery a good addition to their WLS journey? There can be pros and cons to fasting after bariatric surgery. While some think this is a great way to shed a few extra pounds, there may not be as many

Dating After Bariatric Surgery

Dating After Bariatric Surgery: When & How To Tell About WLS

January 29, 2018 · 0 comments

“Bob. Single, professional, 42 y.o., 5’9”, 227 pounds (down from 320 pounds since my VSG last year!), likes long walks on the beach and golden retrievers.” Would you swipe yes or no?  I suppose it depends on the circumstances. When Should I Start Dating? Many of my patients have asked

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A WLS Pre-Op: Break-Up and Goodbye Letter To My Stomach

January 12, 2018 · 0 comments

Sharing My Personal Goodbye Letter To My Stomach My name is Crystal and I am 45 years old. I am a member of ObesityHelp.com as Crystalcandoit.  I have been struggling with my weight my entire life. I was that overweight child, that became an obese teenager, and then became a

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