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Archive for August, 2010

Morbid Obesity

Published on August 25, 2010

Ever wonder why we call it “Morbid Obesity” ? Morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI over 40, ( or weighing approximately 100 pounds over your ideal weight) There are over 300,000 deaths every year in this country that

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About: “French Women Don’t Get Fat”

Published on August 25, 2010

There is a popular book I read a while back called “French Women dont Get Fat” by Mireille’s Guiliano. This book talks a lot about the cultural differences in the way that the French and Americans view food, and the

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FOOD DIARY

Published on August 25, 2010

Many dieticians recommend keeping a food diary for patients who are trying to lose weight. This is especially helpful for patients who are at a weight plateau, or for patients who feel that they are not losing fast enough. In

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OPTIFAST

Published on August 25, 2010

Surgical Associates is starting a medical Optifast program this fall. It will be an 18 week weight loss program and will include a weekly behavioral health module, as well as an exercise component. We are very excited to be able

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10 important rules

Published on August 16, 2010

I wanted to share some tips that are being recommended by the makers of the lap band. Eat only three small meals a day Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly Stop eating as soon as you feel full. Do

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Obesity and Hypertension Ranking by State

Published on August 11, 2010

A recent study ranking obesity by state written by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation showed that Mississippi is number 1,with 33% of the population classified as obese . They also ranked number 1 in the percentage of the population being

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What is N.A.S.H.?

Published on August 11, 2010

NASH (nonalcoholicsteatohepatits) is often a “silent” liver disease. It resembles alcoholic liver disease, but occurs in people who drink little or no alcohol. The major feature of NASH is fat in the liver, along with inflammation and dammage. Most people

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Good and bad foods

Published on August 9, 2010

Typically, it is counterproductive for people trying to lose or maintain weight to think of foods as “good or bad”. In small amounts, and on special occasions, most foods can have a place in a balanced diet. It is alarming

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America’s Biggest Threat

Published on August 4, 2010

The biggest problem we face in America is not terrorism. The biggest health problem we are facing is obesity” Julie Gerbending, M.D. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity is considered an epidemic in this country. The consequences of obesity

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