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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

Sitting increases disease risk… and exercise may not reduce it

OK, so you work in an office and you spend 8 hours sitting at your desk – plus a couple hours of TV in the evening – but all that gym time makes up for all that sedentary action, right? … Continue reading

8 Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

The food industry is a juggernaut trillion-dollar industry that spends $4.6 billion on marketing in the United States. There has been a relative tipping point in our society, with an increasing number of people looking for healthier choices. Because of this healthy cultural shift, … Continue reading

Hunger after Bariatric Surgery

Hunger is one of the most difficult hurdles you, as a post bariatric surgery patient, will have to face. Bariatric surgery can help reduce the number of calories that you can consume at any given sitting as well as the … Continue reading

Are Caffeinated Drinks OK after Bariatric Surgery?

Many of our patients wonder if they can consume caffeinated drinks after their bariatric procedure. The short answer, as with many common postsurgical questions, is yes, but in moderation. Caffeine has several properties that can work against an effective weight … Continue reading

12 Graphs That Show Why People Get Fat

By Kris Gunnars Source: https://authoritynutrition.com/12-graphs-that-show-why-people-get-fat/ People are fatter and sicker than ever before. Obesity rates have tripled since 1980 and have increased particularly fast in children. The reason why this has happened is still debated among scientists, but it must be due to changes … Continue reading

Changes after Bariatric Surgery

Change doesn’t come easy for many of us. We know we need to make changes, but potentially turning our world upside down, even for our own health, is often more than we care to think about. Going vegan overnight or … Continue reading

Replacing a high-carb snack with almonds reduced belly fat and other heart disease risk factors

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that a daily snack of 1.5 ounces of almonds instead of a high-carbohydrate muffin, eaten as part of an overall healthy diet, improved a number of heart disease risk factors in … Continue reading

Worry less, be happier – just by going to bed earlier

When you go to bed, and how long you sleep at a time, might actually make it difficult for you to stop worrying. So say Jacob Nota and Meredith Coles of Binghamton University in the US, who found that people … Continue reading

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