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Bariatric Surgery: 10 Common Myths

If you’re considering bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, then you probably have many questions and face a fair bit of conflicting advice. Google delivers a gazillion search results, your sister&rs... Read More

Walking For Excercise

Walking Can Improve Your Health We all know that regular exercise is important for long term weight maintenance and also for general health.  When we think of exercise, most people think about... Read More

Five ways to set New Year’s health resolutions you’ll actually keep

A Time for Reflection As the end of another year rolls around, it’s easy to become reflective on what you’ve achieved (or haven’t achieved...). Your mind may turn to what you want... Read More

How to Read Food Labels

Deciphering Food Labels For Better Choices You’ve made a new commitment to healthy eating. Perhaps it’s due to having bariatric surgery. Maybe a friend’s wedding is coming up. Or ... Read More

Weight Loss and Fad Diets

Fad diets. Most of us have tried at least one. The keto diet, lemon detox, Atkins, paleo… the list is as long your arm. Many of us are time poor and any shortcut can seem like an attractive... Read More

Bariatric Surgery And Your Mental Health

While bariatric surgery significantly contributes to improving physical comorbidities for patients, there is another aspect to these procedures that need to be considered: the mental health effects an... Read More

Weight Loss Surgery Covered by Medicare and Private Health Insurance

We are often asked if weight loss surgery is covered by Medicare and private health insurance. The short answer is, yes bariatric surgery is covered by Medicare and most private health insurers. P... Read More

9 Common Weight Loss Myths

You've tried everything: exercise, calorie counting, ketogenic diet, Zumba, and all the weight loss tips you can find on the net, but nothing can seem to shake off those extra pounds. Are they rea... Read More

Avoiding Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is Not a Quick Fix Weight loss can sometimes feel like a never-ending battle. If you are considering bariatric surgery or have already undergone surgery, it is important to rememb... Read More

Boredom Eating: Tips to break the habit

Eating When Bored  Can Lead to Unhealthy Eating Habits If you ransack your refrigerator, pantry and kitchen cabinets when you're bored, welcome to the club. Boredom does make you hungr... Read More

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