Bill Streetman was not always obese. In fact, he was once quite an athlete. As Bill matured his activity level decreased. His eating did not. Eventually, Bill weighed 404 pounds. He told me, “Nobody gets to weigh 400+ pounds without lying to themselves and others a great deal.” Bill finally faced the truth about his […]
Weight loss is effective for GERD treatment, and gastric bypass has been particularly successful. In 2003, gastric bypass surgery cured my GERD. What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux, also referred to as GERD or acid reflux, occurs when the contents of the stomach are returned to the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the muscle […]
High Protein Vegetarian Meals The American Heart Association reports that a semi-vegetarian diet lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke, which are health conditions associated with obesity. Our recipes for high protein vegetarian meals will get you started on a meatless eating plan. This makes it easy to reduce the amount of meat in […]
Too many of us mindlessly eat our way through the day. We miss out on the sensual experience of eating and instead consume our meals and snacks almost robotically. Take a moment to evaluate your eating habits: Are you conscious of your eating habits or do you eat mindlessly? Do you snack every time you sit […]
Massive weight loss after bariatric surgery can save lives. In fact, people usually have weight loss surgery owing to significant health issues. Those who are obese have higher rates of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. These problems are often resolved or improved after gastric bypass, gastric banding, or some other weight loss surgery option. […]
Perhaps you have finally achieved a goal weight and now you want to maintain that weight. Perhaps you are at a weight loss stall and want to move forward. Perhaps you’ve put on a few pounds and can’t quite figure out why. This could be a good time to evaluate your eating habits. Read, “Bad […]
What Is Body Image? Body image is the perception about how we look and the thoughts and feelings that arise from one’s body identity. Most of the time, we view ourselves accurately and are comfortable with our bodies. A person can feel good about certain parts of her body but less satisfied with other parts. […]
Fat burning foods are said to work in a couple of different ways. The first is that they make us feel full. Foods that are high in fiber create satiety, or fullness. The belief is that we will then eat less and consume fewer calories. Read, “Satiety Index for Controlling Hunger.” In addition, high fiber […]
Although the scientific community will not endorse the claims for fat burning foods, they do recognize them as healthy foods that may help weight loss. What is known and accepted is that foods which have a high fiber content do keep a person feeling full for a longer period of time. They also make the […]
If you are overweight, the risk for health problems is probable. If you are obese, the risk for health problems is almost guaranteed. A cluster of risk factors related to obesity might be the metabolic syndrome that can lead to obesity related illness. Obesity related illnesses include gallstones, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high […]
Bill Streetman lost roughly half his body weight. He credits his success to defining his personal barriers to weight loss and developing “The 4 Strategies” to overcome them. Whether or not you opt for bariatric surgery as Bill did, The 4 Strategies will nonetheless help you to overcome your barriers to weight loss. Learn The […]
Cameron McCulloch, father and grandfather, recently took the bariatric plunge and had weight-loss surgery. He was once slim and in good health. But Cameron’s weight soared to 350 pounds before bariatric weight-loss surgery. After years on the weight-off-weight-back-on-again merry-go-round, Cameron finally made the decision to have the gastric sleeve surgery. He advocates attitude change and […]
While fasting has often been used as a show of faith, a method to convey political views, or a quiet protest, many people use it as a method to promote weight loss and cleanse the body of toxins. While fasting for weight loss is not uncommon, there is a potential for health risks. A fasting diet can […]
Anatomy of the Gastric Bypass Pouch Gastric bypass surgery is a weight loss surgery that addresses the problem of obesity and the co-morbidities of obesity. The gastric bypass procedure divides the stomach into a small upper pouch through which food will pass, and a larger lower pouch that contributes digestive juices into the intestine. The […]
Looking back to when I had my gastric bypass surgery in 2003, I don’t believe that my bariatric surgeon really discussed the gastric bypass pouch rules or stressed their importance with me. I recall him saying, “I do the surgery. The rest is up to you.” So, I am very glad that I came across […]
Proximal Gastric Bypass, commonly known simply as gastric bypass, is the most often performed weight-loss surgery in the United States. Should Proximal Gastric Bypass not have the desired results — either you regain weight or do not lose as much weight as projected — then an option is a Distal Gastric Bypass Revision Surgery. The […]
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