Living life under the spotlight can be quite a challenge – many celebrities are constantly being critiqued for their hair, clothes, and even weight. Some stars feel the need to lose weight to alter their appearance, while others do it simply for the sake of their own health and to prevent obesity-related illnesses. With the […]
The fight against obesity and its stigma has become a trending topic. There are more and more campaigns every day seeking to raise awareness of obesity. “Fit but fat” is seldom referred to as Metabolically Healthy Obesity (MHO), characterized by overweight without cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Question: Does being active despite having extra pounds improve […]
Bariatric surgery is the term used for weight loss surgery procedures that either use restriction, malabsorption, or both. The restriction limits how much food you can eat. Malabsorption skips the complete digestion of food which reduces the number of calories absorbed by your body. The benefits of weight loss surgery along with its effectiveness are […]
Bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity is exploding around the world. More and more bariatric surgery centers open frequently, and the market gets more competitive. Finding a trusted bariatric surgery center is more challenging than ever, as there is a constant battle between price and quality.
Weight loss surgery is the most effective way to lose substantial amounts of weight when all other forms of weight loss have failed. But it is not a magic pill. Those that undergo bariatric surgery still need to motivate themselves to maintain their diet and exercise requirements and challenge themselves to continue to meet their weight loss goals. […]
Because of how restrictive and malabsorptive so many weight loss surgeries are, it’s important to take extra care of your nutrition post-surgery. Since most of the food consumed is bypassed in the body, many of the nutrients are not absorbed. Because of this, regular nutritional supplements and minerals are needed for optimal health.
Approved in early September 2014, Contrave offers another weight loss option for the more than one-third of Americans who are obese. The new drug is the third prescription weight-loss drug to be approved since 2012, the others being Belviq and Qsymia. It has been approved for both obese patient as well as those overweight with […]