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  • Lower Calorie Rice?

    Lower Calorie Rice?

    Rice is a staple of diets across the world. It is the most widely consumed staple food of a large percentage of world’s human population. It comes in many shapes and colors, from short and fat or long and thin, and white to brown to black. Rice is ubiquitous in worldwide cuisine: Chinese Fried Rice

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  • 3 Exercises You Can Do at Home

    3 Exercises You Can Do at Home

    Exercise is a key factor in weight loss. This is true for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients also. As most weight loss surgery patients know, having bariatric surgery is not a magic weight solution, but a tool to help promote weight loss and keep it off. In order to maximize weight loss, exercise is crucial.

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  • Men Have Less Bariatric Surgery than Women

    Men Have Less Bariatric Surgery than Women

    Despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women, 80% of surgical weight loss patients are women while only 20% are male.  Researchers at University of California in San Diego investigated the cultural, demographic, and socioeconomic reasons for such a large disparity between the sexes undergoing bariatric surgeries. Researchers looked at data from nearly

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  • Food Highlight: Quinoa

    Food Highlight: Quinoa

    Despite its ancient roots, quinoa is still quite a mysterious food, with many people shying away from it because they don’t quite know what it is or how to pronounce it.  We will take a closer look into quinoa and demystify this superfood. Pronounced “keen-wah”, this member of the goosefoot family is a pseudocereal and

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  • Consider Taking a Fitness Class

    Consider Taking a Fitness Class

    You may not be a gym kind of person. You may prefer to exercise alone. But, sometimes it is easy to skip our solo exercising. As exercise is a cornerstone to losing weight after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, skipping it can be problematic for your health and slow your rate of

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  • Energize Your Exercise: Make a Workout Playlist

    Energize Your Exercise: Make a Workout Playlist

    These days a phone is more than a phone. It’s a computer, bank, organizer, alarm clock, and music player, too. Take advantage of your phone’s music playing capabilities for your benefit. Research shows that listening to music while exercising can elevate mood and make a workout seem easier. Since exercise is a priority in helping

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  • More Sleep May Equal Less Cravings

    More Sleep May Equal Less Cravings

    Getting more sleep may help fight your cravings for sweet and salty foods. A study in the journal Appetite showed that when study participants got an additional 1 ½ hours of sleep a night, they reported an overall 14% drop in appetite and a 62% decrease in desire for sweet and salty fare. The researchers

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  • Bariatric Surgery is Safe and Effective for Teens According to New Study

    Bariatric Surgery is Safe and Effective for Teens According to New Study

    Over 4 million children and adolescents in the US suffer from obesity. Despite this startling statistic, very few effective treatments are available. While bariatric surgery has been shown to be an effective treatment option for adults, few studies have focused on children. A recent study conducted through the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, looked at

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  • A Pear a Day Keeps the Weight Away?

    A Pear a Day Keeps the Weight Away?

    December is National Pear Month and research is showing a few good reasons to enjoy sweet, juicy, fresh pears. According to a new study published in Nutrition and Food Science journal shows that fresh pear consumption is associated with better diet quality and weight parameters, both of which are important to gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,

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  • Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity is a public health crisis for many reasons. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, circulation problems, arthritis, depression, and reduced ability to care for oneself. But another possible risk is several forms of aggressive cancers. Obesity raises the risk of prostate cancer in men and colorectal cancers

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