Category: Weight Loss

What to Know About Endoscopic Procedures

The ability to see inside the body has been highly valued for as long as medicine has been practiced. In the past, this was challenging and often dangerous because the technology simply wasn’t available to do so safely. Over time, though, scientists have developed new methods for visualizing internal organs and even performing medical procedures. […]

A Review of the Pescatarian Diet

Dieting for most people is usually a way to either lose weight or avoid gaining weight. For others, though, a chosen diet is about living a healthier life or aligning one’s lifestyle choices with a set of core beliefs. A great example of a diet like this is the pescatarian diet, a unique and increasingly popular dietary pattern that offers a fusion of plant-based foods and seafood.

An Overview of Bariatric Surgery Options

With estimates that it affects nearly 42% of the population, it has become well known that the United States has an obesity problem. The traditional and popular methods of losing weight—mainly adopting a restrictive diet and/or a punishing exercise regimen—have unfortunately not made a difference in this area over time. One approach that consistently does […]

A Review of the Flexitarian Diet 

Choosing the “right” diet is always a challenging proposition, especially given how many questionable fad diets come and go every year. Some publications, like U.S. News and World Report, attempt to help American consumers by ranking and reviewing various diets.

A Review of the MIND Diet for Weight Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States is Alzheimer’s disease. There are already upwards of six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s today, and that number is expected to more than double by 2050.

How Can I Train Myself to Eat Less?

Overeating is an all-too-common problem in the United States and around the world. In fact, the World Obesity Federation recently predicted that over half of the world’s population (more than four billion people) will be either overweight or obese in the next 12 years. But besides the social stigma of appearing to be fat, a […]

Wedding Weight Loss: The Pressure to Look Good for Your Big Day  

Weddings are usually a time of joy and celebration, but they can just as easily be a source of stress for both the bride-to-be and groom as well as bridesmaids and groomsmen. Even aside from the elaborate planning that goes into the special day, the pressure to look good and fit into a wedding dress […]

How Does Peer Pressure Affect Our Food Choices? 

Eating food is a basic human need, but it is also a social activity that we engage in every day of our lives. We regularly eat with friends, family members, or coworkers, and their opinions undoubtedly have an impact on our eating habits and food preferences. This kind of peer pressure can be a powerful […]

A Review of the DASH Diet for Weight Loss

Hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, is a surprisingly common affliction in the United States. Almost 50% of adult Americans have hypertension, which is defined as a systolic blood pressure of greater than 130 mmHg. It’s also a potentially serious medical condition that is linked with numerous negative health outcome.

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