Obesity

08

Jul

Modern Stressors and Stress Eating

Posted In: Obesity By Michael Baptista

When asked why they overeat, most dieters commonly confess that they eat when they are under stress. Considering the numerous stressful situations people encounter in modern-day life, it’s no wonder so many of us are battling the bulge. If you suspect stress plays a significant role in your eating habits, learning more about stress and […]

29

Jun

Learning from Setbacks

Posted In: Obesity By Michael Baptista

American culture puts so much emphasis on winning that it is often hard for people to recognize that they can learn just as much from setbacks as they can from success. People who decide to have bariatric surgery after struggling to control their weight with diet programs or weight loss medications are familiar with setbacks. […]

03

Apr

Have you recently transitioned to a full diet after your weight loss surgery and are having some problems with regurgitation? Have you been losing weight for several months but now you seem to be slowing down or reaching a plateau? Are you unsure if you are getting enough protein each day? Well, the solution may […]

03

Apr

Emotional Eating and Weight Loss

Posted In: Obesity By Michael Baptista

For many people, emotional eating is at the core of their weight gain. Emotional eaters, or people who turn to food to deal with emotions, tend to take in far more calories than they need because they’re using their emotions, rather than their body’s natural hunger, as their guide. Emotional eaters also tend to reach […]

30

Mar

What is so great about being busy? It seems like busyness is part of the standard American routine. You wake up and go to work, run errands on the way home, manage to make a healthy meal, help the kids with homework, and then attempt to get to bed before midnight so you can start […]

10

Mar

Learn to Love Your Pedometer

Posted In: Obesity By Michael Baptista

Ever thought how nice it might be to have a personal trainer? A motivational expert who reminds you to be active and keeps reminding you until you meet your exercise quota for the day. It seems that for many of us, increasing activity and improving our health after weight loss surgery may be as simple […]

Weight loss surgery will change many things in your life, including how you handle stress.  In fact, if you have a tendency toward emotional eating, finding a more constructive outlet for your feelings will be especially important after bariatric surgery.  Becoming more active and eventually beginning a regular exercise routine will help you undo many […]

22

Dec

Going through a weight loss surgery can cause various changes to your body, emotional health, and overall view of your current situation. You may feel overwhelmed when you start to lose weight, and there may be a ripple effect that impacts all of the different areas of your life. Although you can expect several changes, […]

15

Dec

Holiday Recipes

Posted In: Obesity By Michael Baptista

Roasted Eggplant, Red Peppers & Olives Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant, about 1 lb./ 500g, peeled & cubed 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into chunks 1 small onion (or ½ cup) sliced 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 cup Greek olives (kalamata) 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped ½ tsp. oregano 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh […]

11

Dec

Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Posted In: Obesity By Michael Baptista

After  weight loss surgery you require new routines and significant lifestyle changes to reap the weight loss and health benefits. But between food-centric celebrations and the disruptions to your routine, the holidays can be a challenge. Here are a few ideas to keep you on track and avoid weight gain at the holidays: 1. Exercise […]

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