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Carbs are NOT the Enemy. Really, They’re Not!

One of the most common misconceptions about weight loss is that cutting carbs offers the best chance for success. While watching your carbohydrate intake and choosing the right ones can support a healthy weight loss, carbohydrates are NOT the enemy. In fact, studies show that while cutting out carbs often results in short-term weight loss, […]

The Top Five Reasons Alcohol is a “No-No” After an Endobariatric Procedure

Whether it’s Friday evening after a hard week of work or a party for a special occasion, alcoholic beverages often represent a way to unwind, celebrate, or indulge. However, for patients who have recently completed an endobariatric procedure, it’s better to put the glass or bottle away. From endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) to a bariatric […]

Unholy Alliance: The Many Parts of Metabolic Syndrome

Imagine a condition that has few visible symptoms, affects 20% of all Americans, nearly 40% of people in their 60s and 70s, and could dramatically increase your risk of heart attack. Now imagine that condition is something you have probably never heard of and know little about.  If this sounds a bit alarming, or like […]

Understanding Morbid Obesity

Since the 1980s, obesity has become an increasingly prevalent health concern in both the United States and around the world. In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has noted that mean body mass index (BMI), a common metric used to determine likelihood of obesity, has risen steadily across the globe. An even more concerning […]

Can Xylitol Help You Lose Weight?

There is no way around it—Americans are addicted to sugar. On average, we eat 2-4 times the recommended amount of sugar every day, and this trend is having drastic effects on our waistlines.  As the effects of increasing sugar consumption become more and more apparent, the search for alternative sweeteners continues. For the last century, […]

Not So Fast: Replacing Fast Food with Healthy Alternatives

A Happy Meal from McDonald’s is an institution in the lives of many kids in America. As we grow up, though, greasy cheeseburgers, fried chicken, and french fries are not so happy anymore. No matter how good it may taste, fast food can do a number on our waistlines. There are no two ways about […]

Just How Safe is Stevia?

Nearly everyone has heard at some point that the average American eats too many calories. What is less well understood is exactly where these calories are coming from. Sugar is often the culprit, and with many people in the United States eating as much as 22 tablespoons of extra sugar a day in their diets, […]

Exploring Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedures

Losing weight can be hard, and billions of dollars are spent every year by Americans trying to shed unwanted pounds. Fad diets, expensive exercise equipment, and unused gym memberships are just some of the tools people use to try to lose weight, but they’re usually ineffective and often demoralizing. When the traditional methods don’t work, […]

Why Did I Gain Weight After Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Each year, over 200,000 Americans elect to have gastric bypass surgery in the hope of finally making noticeable progress toward losing weight. Gastric bypass is by far the most common type of bariatric surgery, and many people choose it because of the perceived potential for losing a significant amount of weight in a relatively short […]

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