Looking after our health and fitness is one of those things that’s always going to be important. And although we put our health and fitness on the back burner from time to time, it does not alter the fact. Health is king! And if your excuse for not being fit and healthy is your work […]
The holidays are upon us! And surviving holiday gatherings as a bariatric surgery patient can be incredibly challenging. Food is everywhere and, of course, most of it is unhealthy. Navigating all of the parties, family functions, and office goodies can feel overwhelming. Most people tend to worry about weight gain this time of year, and […]
Do You Use Tech for Good Health or Bad Habits? If you think modern society is generally unhealthy, then you’re probably correct. Studies show that we’re much less healthy today than we were in times past. Our ancestors used their bodies much more than we do — they’d run, hunt, and essentially use all muscles […]
Back pain is a common problem that interferes with a our work and personal lives. While often associated with obesity, chronic back pain is not due to one single reason most of the time. According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic back pain may be due to degenerative processes of the spine axis, various […]
Is meditation just New Age mumbo-jumbo? Hardly. Meditation, nearly as old as humanity, always has been part of Eastern religions. Through meditation, we learn mindfulness, which focuses on self-empowerment through increasing awareness of being in the present moment. This enables us to overcome matters that stress us. “It’s not the events of our lives that […]
If you were to ask most people, we each would probably say that we’re pretty concerned with taking care of our health the best that we can. However, despite this, far too many people have a habit of ignoring their health a lot of the time. The reasons for this are pretty understandable. A lot […]
With January well underway, it’s time to take stock of the goals you’re going to work on throughout the year. While focusing on your career prospects or attracting romance into your life are great ideas, one of the most important things you can do is to set a goal that looks at living a happier […]
If you were to ask, most people are not going to say that they want to be more unhealthy — naturally, they want to be healthier. But putting those words into actions isn’t always easy. Because the problem is that most people set goals that are outside their comfort zone. And then what happens is […]
Exercise is a vital aspect of maintaining a healthy weight and living a long life. However, you need to approach it in the right way, if it is to work for you. That is why you need to get into good habits. Habits that will not only make each session easier but allowing you to […]
We often look far and wide for something that can improve health, when the solution may be sitting right under our noses. Here are some of the simplest ways to improve health complaints that many people are voicing daily. Aches and Pains It’s a very common health problem for people to suffer a stiff and painful back […]
Bariatric Meal Planning. You’ve heard time and time again that bariatric meal planning helps reduce stress and keeps you on track with your health goals. But it’s not always easy. Bariatric meal planning can take time if you are looking for recipes on Pinterest or in one of your favorite cookbooks. You have to decide […]
It seems that people have different views on what is a healthy life. Some believe the only healthy habits needed are eating good food and not stuffing your face full of junk. Others think that being active is more important than diet. And some believe you need a combination of the two to be completely healthy. For me, I […]
Your health habits matter. Not only do health habits collectively contribute to the daily way you feel, think and therefore act, but also health habits legitimately increase or decrease your lifespan, and the quality of life you can access. If you find that life has taken on a drab sense of feeling, and you’re desperately looking for […]
Head hunger is eating out of habit without giving thought to whether or not you are actually hungry. It can also be an attempt to self-sooth. The concept is unfamiliar to many people and many more do not distinguish between head hunger and physical hunger. Head hunger is more associated with those who have problems controlling […]
In 1957, a researcher inserted the words “eat popcorn” and “drink Coca Cola” into a single frame on a movie reel. No viewer could actually see these words but the subconscious processed them. Coke sales increased by 18 percent and popcorn sales increased by 57 percent. Subliminal messaging had breached the ranks of hunger signals […]
A reader emailed My Bariatric Life and asked bariatric dietician Elizabeth Anderson for her perspective on weight control. Learn how to get your question answered. Dear Elizabeth, I had the gastric sleeve done 3 years ago, I did great for a while but then I stalled. I’d still like to get closer to that almighty BMI of less […]
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