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Eating Out After Bariatric Surgery

One of the questions we’re often asked is whether you can eat out after bariatric surgery. The answer is, “Yes, but use caution.” Eating out can be a source of an extra hundred, or even thousand calories at each and … Continue reading

Obesity Increases the Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

A recent Cornell University study published in Science Translational Medicine has shown a correlation between obesity and changes in breast tissue that can lead to a myriad of diseases, including cancer. The study also shows that the prognosis for obese … Continue reading

PSB Performs the First Intragastric Balloon Procedure In Georgia

Toward the end of 2015 Dr. Duncan implanted the first ORBERATM Intragastric Balloon in Georgia. The patient, a working mom from Atlanta named Latonya, sees the intragastric balloon as an effective tool for fighting the excess weight that has been … Continue reading

What is the BMI?

We’ve seen it on TV, heard about it on the radio and read it online. Pretty much every diet and fitness medium references the Body Mass Index or BMI. The Body Mass Index has become the standard by which we … Continue reading

Avoiding Injury When Exercising After Bariatric Surgery

As you begin to lose weight and see the results of your post bariatric surgery lifestyle changes, it becomes very tempting to accelerate your exercise program. However it is critical that you maintain moderation and work toward your exercise goals … Continue reading

How Much Sugar Do Americans Consume?

When we think of losing weight, we immediately think calories. Yes, we need to consume fewer calories to lose weight; however eliminating the right calories can make a big difference too. Nowhere is this more important than with sugars. An … Continue reading

How Family and Friends Affect Bariatric Surgery Success

A great support system is critical to the long-term success of a post-operative bariatric surgery patient. Part of a patient’s responsibility, starting even before surgery, is to plan for and create the support structure that will help them reach their … Continue reading

Dieting for Sustainable Weight Loss

A diet means different things to different people. However the most common mistake made by dieters revolves around the degree to which they cut their calories. Usually, in the excitement and novelty of a new diet, we tend to cut … Continue reading

Energy Expenditure Increases After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss, and now researchers have found that this is explained in part by how the operation enhances energy expenditure. Reduced caloric intake does not provide the entire explanation for the success … Continue reading

Liquid Meal Replacements – Doing It Right

Many diets promote liquid meal replacements. These shakes or juices are often a substitute for breakfast or dinner, while lunch remains a normal solid food. The concept of replacing a solid meal with liquid certainly has its benefits as it … Continue reading

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