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Can Wellbutrin Cause Weight Loss?

Anyone who has struggled with either depression or weight gain knows that the two are often linked. Weight gain can be a trigger for depression just as depression can lead to behaviors that cause weight gain. Indeed, even many antidepressants include weight gain as a known side effect. In a somewhat surprising development, however, recent […]

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 […]

Running Low: The Dangers of Low Potassium Levels

If you have ever experienced the unique agony of a muscle cramp while playing a sport or going for a run, you know how painful and memorable such an event can be. People often attribute muscle cramps to not drinking enough fluids, but there is more to the story. Though dehydration is part of the […]

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 […]

Weight Loss and Basal Metabolic Rate

Beginning a weight loss journey can be a daunting task for many people. In addition to the basic commitment to change that is inherently required, developing a weight loss plan involves a lot of modifications to one’s diet and physical activity level. Yet while increasing physical activity level is definitely beneficial for weight loss and […]

Super Spuds: The Health Benefits of Potatoes

Sometimes the line between what hurts and what helps in weight loss can be a thin one. While foods such as candy or ice cream will clearly always land on the unhelpful and unhealthy end of the spectrum, there are some foods that can either result in you putting on the pounds or dropping a […]

The Importance of a Calorie Deficit in Weight Loss

Every year, tens of millions of Americans spend tens of billions of dollars on various weight loss products and systems. This is all meant to counter the still worsening obesity epidemic that affects over 40% of the population in the United States. Yet with all of this effort and all of these resources, most people […]

Fishy Nutritional Advice: The Benefits and Risks of Shellfish

With the advent of modern transportation and refrigeration, no matter how far you are from the coasts these days, you can find seafood on the menu. This has opened up the possibility of a shellfish-rich diet to many people—with all the dangers and benefits that can bring. Whether you think of shellfish as dangerous or […]

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