Category: Fitness

How to Have a Sustainable Weight Loss Journey

From Weight Watchers to low-carb diets to juice cleanses, the options for attempting to lose weight have never been more plentiful. Yet sadly, no matter how much time, money, and energy Americans spend on losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight, the goal often remains elusive. In fact, based on data collected by the CDC, […]

Flat Chance: Losing Belly Fat Quickly

Having a few extra pounds around the middle is something that happens to many of us as we age. Almost as sure as it is that you might gain a few extra pounds, you will probably want to drop them quickly to fit into a favorite pair of jeans or look a little better in […]

The Truth About Face Fat

Gaining weight is an unwelcome change for pretty much everyone, but it can look different from person to person. In men, excess fat typically builds up around the midsection, but for women it tends to be more in the hips and thighs. One area of the body that is especially distressing to many people is […]

Dieting and Insulin Resistance

According to the American Diabetes Association, over 10% of the population of the United States has some form of diabetes. Out of that nearly 35 million people, it is estimated that around seven million have diabetes but aren’t diagnosed. Many of these cases (if not most) of diabetes can be traced to having an inactive […]

Nine Considerations for a Healthy Thanksgiving

A holiday that’s heavily focused on food may feel overwhelming for many—especially those who have recently undergone a weight loss procedure. If you’re feeling anxious about the upcoming holiday, here are some top tips to help you manage the holiday in a healthy way. Have a plan. Know where you’re going, who will attend, who’s […]

From Dread to Discipline, Finding a Physical Activity You Can Learn to Love

For some people, exercise is like a mountain that’s difficult to climb—and that’s understandable. Incorporating regular, effective exercise into your life is no small feat. It requires self-discipline, self-confidence, a sacrifice of time, physical exertion when you feel tired, getting up early or extending your long day, and in some cases, it could even require […]

A Closer Look at Menopause Belly

As we age, we generally become more accustomed to our bodies. As a result, it can be surprising when suddenly things start to change. For women approaching menopause, the changing hormone levels that accompany the end of your regular menstrual cycle can bring about a host of changes. One of these can be the unwelcome […]

Exercise is Key for the Weight Loss Win

We’ve all heard it: to lose weight, we need to eat less and move more. While endobariatric patients are almost always going to start off eating less, many find it a struggle to move more. Yet, we know that regular exercise is very helpful for patients trying to lose or maintain weight.  Exercise is helpful […]

Strength Training: A Weight Loss Strategy You Shouldn’t Resist

Strength training, also known as resistance training, is an important element of your physical activity plan and is a great tool to support healthy weight loss. Known as any activity by which you are placing resistance on your muscles, strength training allows you to burn more fat while building and shaping your body. It includes […]

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