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, […]
Living with obesity is a difficult experience. And finding obesity help is a world-wide need. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers anyone with a BMI over 30 to be obese and a BMI over 40 to be severely obese. That’s about 13% of the world’s total population according to WHO. Consequently, it’s important that we […]
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 […]
Loving yourself is not about vanity, it’s about knowing your worth and loving yourself for who you are. The fact is that it’s too easy to dislike yourself, rather than loving yourself. However, if you are going to lead a meaningful and contented life then you need to be happy. And to be happy, you […]
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 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, […]
Raising your children is the ultimate long-term investment. It’s one of the most complex and challenging jobs you’ll face in your lifetime — and also the most rewarding. If you want to make sure you raise happy healthy weight kids, read on. These 7 pointers will help you to raise healthy weight kids to the very […]
For many of us, one of the key reasons for losing weight is to increase our fertility and chances of conceiving (Read Jassira’s Story: Obesity Infertility to Motherhood). Unfortunately, when we do get pregnant, the healthy lifestyle and hard-won gains we have achieved can fly out of the window, especially if we take all that eating […]
Weight loss makes us look and feel good, but that’s not where the goodness stops! Our weight can affect many areas of our lives, and it can be incredibly surprising to find out how. So, if you’ve been looking for a little more motivation to pick up that workout DVD, or to head to the gym […]
Weight and sleep have a direct relationship with one another. Worse still, it’s reciprocal. Being overweight can make it a lot harder to stay asleep at night, just as losing sleep can cause a hormonal imbalance that ruins your metabolism and causes you to gain weight faster depending on what you eat. However, sleep quality […]
Weight Loss Websites that Help You Succeed Here are three of our favorite weight loss websites — and they’re all absolutely free and from trusted sources! But before you go off on a do-it-yourself weight loss program via the internet, be sure to consult with a physician, nutritionist, or dietician. Proper weight loss should be the goal, not just losing as many […]
It has been estimated that 50% to 60% of money that is spent to address health issues is spent on conditions that could be improved with stress management, diet and exercise. CVS Caremark came under fire when they seemingly coped an attitude of, “Why pay when people get ill? If they had just exercised and […]
My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
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