Bariatric surgery is a term that encompasses many different treatments — such as a gastric sleeve surgery. All of these treatments and surgical procedures are aimed at obese people who need to lose weight. The idea with each of them is they alter your digestive system to promote more weight loss. Many obese individuals need […]
Weight regain after bariatric surgery is a reality. The numbers aren’t conclusive, but one study found that excess weight loss is at approximately 77% within the first year but drops to 56% after five years. Another study found that only 40% of gastric bypass patients maintained a 30% or more loss after 12 years. Obviously, […]
Eating foods found on a low-carb Mediterranean diet can boost your metabolism and aid weight loss. That’s because a higher metabolism burns more calories. And that makes it easier to get rid of unwanted body fat. Low calorie intake can hit the brakes on weight loss. The body can go into “starvation mode” if we […]
We’d all like to be able to get our work done faster, earn more money, and move up the career ladder. But it turns out that our diet can hamper progress. You’ve heard the expression, “you are what you eat.” And it turns out that there might be a degree of truth in that, not […]
We all want to have some enjoyment in life, but it’s possible that treating yourself here and there is making you put on a few more pounds than you’d like. Luckily, if your lifestyle is already pretty healthy, but you just want to make a few simple variations in order to keep your weight down, […]
Not long after my gastric bypass surgery, my husband and I went on a day trip to Boat House Row in Philadelphia. The boat houses were filled with the shells that the rowers practiced with and competed in. We watched practice runs that were taking place on the river. I was impressed by the long, thin shells […]
A calorie is a measurement tool used to determine the energy in food and beverages from the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins it contains. The simple equation for weight loss is if you burn more calories than you consume you will lose weight. Read: Eating Food That Burn More Calories This is true enough, but not absolute. There […]
Poor eating habits and lack of exercise increase the risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other obesity-related illnesses. Inadequate diet and lack of exercise also increases the possibility for premature death. Read: 10 Weight Related Illnesses Now researchers have discovered that exercising is more important than diet when it comes to preventing obesity. Health […]
Eating the right foods can prevent the metabolic decline that can accompany dieting and slow weight loss. Let’s take a look at foods that boost metabolism and shed light on how the wrong diet actually impedes weight loss. Worst Dieting Mistake We know well the formula for weight loss: Weight is lost when more calories […]
The thermic effect of food is a term that describes the energy our bodies expend when we ingest food. There are some foods that burn more calories. The thermic effect of foods that burn more calories will differ depending on what a meal consists of: Fat, carbohydrates, and protein are factors that influence the thermic effect […]
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