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Battling Old Habits With Better New Habits

How often do you say to yourself that you are finally going to change those old bad eating habits, but end up failing over and over again Why can’t you do it? How do you change those annoying habits anyway? Why does it have to be so hard??? I can’t tell you how many times […]

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10 Ways To Stick With Exercising

Studies repeatedly show that most regular exercisers (including me) are not as concerned with the powerful pecs and awesome abs as we are with feeling good and being healthy. Just like the habit of eating protein first, you can make exercise a habit too. It is important to develop the habit of exercising so that it […]

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8 Ways To Enjoy Your Holidays & Stay On Track

As the holidays are here, most everyone is faced with the challenge of eating healthy, or sticking to prescribed (or self-induced) diets. For bariatric patients, this effort is made more herculean by the unending high-fat, high-carb, sugary treats and sparkly beverages that are the hallmark of holiday celebrations. We find ourselves in a conundrum: we […]

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7 Psychological Barriers to Long-Term WLS Success

Bariatric Surgery, or “weight loss surgery,” is an effective tool to help you reach your weight loss goals. But weight loss surgery is just that, a tool. As part of your preparatory regimen before you had surgery, you may have met with a physician, dietitian, and a psychologist to help you prepare for all of […]

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17 Ways to Stay on Track at the Holidays & New Year’s!

The holidays are probably one of the biggest hardships to overcome right after having bariatric surgery. While everyone else is indulging in the festive foods, you are being quietly critiqued as the non-conformer. Some of your relatives might be privy to your weight loss journey, others probably don’t have a clue. Family gatherings turn into […]

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How to Stay Fit Outside the Gym

So, I bet you’re pretty busy aren’t you?  Of course, you are!  We all are.  There are a million things going on that pull us in all directions and some of us find ourselves spread so thin that being able to take 10 minutes to just sit down seems like a vacation!  Who is expected […]

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Night Eating Syndrome: What It Is and Why You’re Not Alone

Have you ever woken mid-sleep with extreme feelings of hunger? Ever found yourself eating large portions of food in the evenings or night hours? Waking up multiple times each night grazing on snacks then falling back asleep? If so, you’re not alone. This phenomenon is called Night Eating Syndrome (NES). It is a severe, yet […]

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Blame It On The Genes?

As Summer comes to an end, it is arguably one of the best times of the year, blessed with great weather, abundant parties, and the long awaited beach vacations. Imagine the sun shining above, and the waves crashing at a distance. The mere thought is exciting, to say the least, but what comes along with […]

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Bariatric Surgery and Hair Loss

One of the most common questions that I get with my patients before bariatric surgery is the issue with hair loss after bariatric surgery.  Unfortunately, this is a common complaint of many post-operative patients. Hair loss is quite common after surgery, occurring in about 40 percent of our post-operative patients.  Most of the hair loss […]

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After WLS, Can You Have a Happy Marriage or Relationship?

During our first meeting with patients, we always discuss the fact that the weight loss surgery journey puts some stress on relationships and especially on marriages. This surprises some, but we know that some marriages struggle after bariatric surgery and that the divorce rate probably increases somewhat in the years following surgery.  I don’t think […]