Category: Weight Loss

Weight Loss Medication Wegovy Approved by FDA

For the first time since 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug treatment for chronic weight management. The drug, called Wegovy (generic: semaglutide), was initially prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but researchers have found that it also can be helpful for people with a high BMI who […]

What a Pain: Obesity and Chronic Knee Pain

It is well known that being overweight can put you at higher risk of conditions such as heart disease and hypertension, but these high-profile conditions are just the tip of the iceberg. Many other conditions can arise as a result of, or be worsened by, being overweight.  Though it doesn’t get the same attention as […]

An Honest Look at the Cheat Day

So, you decided to get serious about your health, and have been keeping to a strict diet. All that healthy eating is starting to show benefits, but as time goes on, you are starting to get a craving for carbs that just won’t quit. Is it ok to add in a cheat day without undoing […]

Alcohol and Weight Loss

Most people have been on a diet at one point or another during the course of their lives, and that usually means starting a process of figuring out what they’re “allowed” to eat and drink while on the diet. Some foods with high fat or sugar content, like cakes and cookies, are pretty clearly not […]

The Unexpected Results of Fat Shaming

If someone tells you, “Don’t think about a blue unicorn,” what is the first thing that comes to mind? Likely as not, it will be a strangely colored mythical creature. As silly as this example is, it illustrates a concept that is applied in far more consequential ways—that negative motivations or suggestions often produce the […]

7 Creative Ways to Get More Fluids Every Day

Water, pure and simple, is an essential component to your health and the weight loss process. While many dieters become so focused on their nutrition, calories, and exercise, they can often forget that water also brings with it a wealth of health benefits that help make an impact on the scale. True You Weight Loss […]

Bariatric Surgery Comparison: Gastric Sleeve vs. Duodenal Switch

For decades now, the rate of obesity in the United States and around the world has continued to climb. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a full 42% of Americans are considered obese, which is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Even though many people make […]

The Alarming Link Between Depression and Bariatric Surgery

If you have been struggling to lose weight, you might imagine the dramatic weight loss promised by traditional bariatric surgery would bring about a new, happy chapter in life free from your former challenges. Many people who pursue bariatric surgery do lose tremendous amounts of excess body weight, but there is sometimes more to the […]

Timing is Everything: How to Weigh Yourself Accurately

You probably wouldn’t trust the number on the scale if you hopped on while holding a giant sandwich in your hand. The same goes if you step on the scale holding it in your stomach. Weighing yourself right after you eat is a sure way to get inaccurate numbers from your scale. The sandwich aside, […]

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