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Archive for September, 2010

One Year Lab Work

Published on September 27, 2010

Follow up with the surgical practice is a very important aspect to help you reach your weight loss goals. It is also imperative if you have had a gastric bypass surgery that you come in for your one year follow

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What is the biggest mistake people make when trying to lose weight?

Published on September 23, 2010

One of the biggest mistake people make when trying to lose weight is to skip meals, especially breakfast. In order to get your metabolism in gear, and convince your body that it is ok to let go of it’s stored

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Tips for getting started on an exercise program

Published on September 21, 2010

Often getting started on an exercise program is daunting to those who have been inactive for years. Here are a few tips that might make it easier. Remember there are all types of exercise and the old saying “no pain,

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Obesity and your bottom line

Published on September 14, 2010

Many employers are starting to feel the impact of obesity on their bottom line! Employees who are obese drive up the costs of health insurance because they are more likely to suffer from diabetes type II,cardiovascular disease and many other

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Obesity in Adolescents

Published on September 10, 2010

Did you know that one third of all children in the United States are overweight or obese? Diabetes,cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia and liver disease used to be considered adult diseases, but are now being seen in children in startling numbers. One

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Brain surgery for Morbid Obesity?

Published on September 8, 2010

I saw an interesting piece on tv yesterday about an experimental surgery for morbid obesity. Unlike traditional surgeries, which focus on the stomach and intestines, this surgery was performed on the hypothalmus part of a patient’s brain. Surgeons were attempting

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Weight Loss Options

Published on September 7, 2010

For patients who do not quite qualify for bariatric surgery (ie no comorbidities, low BMI), we will be starting to offer Optifast, a medical weight loss program. The average weight loss across the 18 week program is 52 lbs. If

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Eating too fast

Published on September 2, 2010

Yesterday I blogged about Dr LePort’s rule of “one bite every 10 minutes” for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. This is necessary to protect the pouch and anastamosis from stretching. But eating more slowly has many other benefits for

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One bite every 10 minutes!

Published on September 2, 2010

Lately there have been some questions posed to me by patients and Diane LeMont, our program psychologist, about Dr LePort’s recommendation that patients who have had bariatric surgery try to eat their meals very slowly, over at least 30 to

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