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Simple Suppers for Your Healthy Bariatric Diet

When you undergo bariatric surgery, you’ll have to ease yourself back into eating. At first, you’ll only be able to consume clear liquids, and then you’ll progress to a pureed diet supplemented by protein shakes. The next phase will be a soft diet, incorporating high protein foods and up to 64 ounces of fluids each day. Finally, though, you’ll transition into the stabilization phase, which is a great option in terms of a lifelong diet not just for bariatric patients, but for anyone who wants to stay healthy and fit. With some planning and the right resources, you can have
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Could Stress Be Derailing Your Weight Loss?

If you’re someone who struggles with weight loss, you know that the causes of obesity are not simple. It’s easy for people to say “eat less and exercise more”, but when it comes down to reality, it’s often tough to shed those extra pounds. If you are having trouble meeting your weight loss goals, even though you watch what you eat and exercise regularly, have you considered that stress might be an underlying factor? Recent research indicates that this is a very real possibility. Of course, weight is impacted by many factors. When people eat too much, ingest a lot
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Can Bariatric Surgery Cure Your Type 2 Diabetes?

If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you’ve probably been told it’s a progressive disease. Without a major shift in your lifestyle, you can expect it to get worse, with higher A1C levels and more medications in your future. There are steps you can take, though, to manage your diabetes, reduce your AIC, and live a healthier life. Weight loss is high on the list, so many people wonder: can bariatric surgery cure type 2 diabetes? First, it’s important to understand that there is no cure for type 2 diabetes. Even if the symptoms seem to have reversed, your
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Obesity and Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Obesity is a crisis in America, and if you’re obese, you know that it can get in the way of your daily activities. Being overweight can cause fatigue, and can make your joints ache because carrying around extra weight puts a strain on your body. But did you know that obesity can cause life-threatening health issues like heart disease? Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, claiming about 600,000 lives every year. People who are obese are at a higher risk of coronary artery disease and heart attack than those who
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The Impact of Obesity on Your Body and Health

Are you carrying some extra weight? If your BMI is 30 or above, your extra weight is classified as obesity. While you may not be experiencing any health problems yet, obesity can have a major impact on your body and seriously reduce the quality of your health. In fact, severe obesity can lead to disability and even, in some cases, early death. Why is obesity so dangerous? The primary reason is that it increases your risk of a number of diseases that can be life-threatening. Obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes nearly doubles
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