Health & Wellness

Thanksgiving Is More Than Just food

Thanksgiving Is More Than Just Food

November 24, 2021 · 0 comments

Many of us focus on the Thanksgiving dishes that we love and take us back to memorable times when we were younger. Sure, that is part of Thanksgiving. However, Thanksgiving is more than just about food. Thanksgiving Past and Present A bit of how Thanksgiving began: in 1621, the pilgrims

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Effect of Grazing Behavior on Weight Regain Post-Bariatric Surgery

November 3, 2021 · 0 comments

Bariatric surgery is considered one of the best treatments for severe obesity; however, it is not a quick fix and still involves changes to one’s diet and lifestyle. Anyone who has had bariatric surgery can attest to it; that it is not the “easy way out.” Making healthy choices and

Hunger Detective

Hungry? Be a Hunger Detective!

September 20, 2021 · 0 comments

Hungry? Be a Hunger Detective! In the weeks and months following weight loss surgery, most people experience practically no hunger at all, at least not physical hunger. The protein shakes, purees, and protein-first meal structure are usually enough to satiate us from the physical hunger standpoint. Emotional hunger or “head

Lipedema

Lipedema: When Traditional Obesity Protocols are Ineffective

September 15, 2021 · 0 comments

What is Lipedema? Despite our advancing knowledge of the causes of obesity and its various effects on the body, one condition has been tremendously overlooked and underdiagnosed - lipedema. Also known as the “painful fat disease,” lipedema is a subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) disease that affects up to 11% and

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12 Guiding Principles For Your Journey

September 13, 2021 · 0 comments

12 Guiding Principles For Your Journey: Weight loss is a goal for a significant portion of our population. And, of course, the weight loss industry wants you to believe that it is not attainable without dieting and commitment to an intense exercise program. Of course, we all know the statistics that 98%

Hurdles of Weight Loss

What’s Keeping You from Losing Weight? How to Overcome the Hurdles

August 4, 2021 · 0 comments

How to Overcome the Hurdles of Weight Loss: In the last 20 years, the prevalence of obesity continues to increase among adults in the United States. In 1999-2000, about 30 percent of adults were considered obese, according to data from the CDC. Today, that number tops 42 percent. These increasing

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Reversing Weight Regain: Getting Back On Track After WLS

July 14, 2021 · 0 comments

Reversing Weight Regain: In my work supporting other bariatric patients, the fear of regain is a common theme. For many bariatric patients, the lifelong struggle with obesity is an uphill battle, and the work doesn’t stop after your surgery and initial weight loss. Obesity is a complex disease requiring a

hungry for more

Hungry for More: Lose Weight From the Inside Out

June 28, 2021 · 0 comments

How Do You Experience Hunger? Our emotional hunger, our spiritual hunger, is experienced viscerally, like a gnawing sensation in our gut. It feels similar to physiologic hunger, but it is not the food we hunger for. Rather, we are hungry for self-love and self-acceptance, for belonging, connection, approval, presence, and