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Weight Loss News and Articles Orange County

Proper Nutrition Matters, Even After Bariatric Surgery

Published on April 2, 2012 by

We hear often that bariatric surgery is a “quick fix” or an “easy way out.” Well, we’ve discussed time and again in this blog just how untrue those statements really are. Bariatric surgery patients MUST commit to hard work if they’re going to be successful in achieving lasting weight loss, ESPECIALLY after surgery. We know […]

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The #1 Way to Maximize your Bariatric Surgery Success

Published on March 9, 2012 by

We read often about the health and weight-loss benefits of eating less and moving more. As a general rule, that statement can be effective. I also know that for most people who are 100 pounds or more overweight, “eat less and move more” is like telling them to try moving a continent with their finger […]

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The Allure of the “Fad Diet”

Published on February 22, 2012 by

It’s that time of year again. The time when many New Year’s Resolution makers who chose weight loss as their goal, begin to abort the mission. For some, it’s because they tried to do too much, too quickly. For others, perhaps the reason is that they didn’t lose as much as they thought they would. […]

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At the “Heart” of an Unhealthy Weight

Published on February 6, 2012 by

Obesity is a disease that gets national attention on what seems like a daily basis. That can be a great thing. Sometimes, though, I wonder if it can desensitize us to just how serious a disease it is and how problematic the conditions that accompany it are. In honoring February as Heart Month, I’d like […]

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The Blame Game Has No Winners

Published on January 30, 2012 by

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen article after article condemning Paula Deen for her recent revelation that she has diabetes, and her subsequent endorsement of a major pharmaceutical company that manufactures the medication she takes to manage her condition. As a physician, what celebrities do with their lives is of much less significance to […]

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What Can Cookie Monster Teach Us about Obesity?

Published on December 22, 2011 by

You’re probably thinking the answer’s easy: Don’t eat cookies! That’s a good start. But Cookie’s message can go much deeper, to an issue at the heart of the obesity epidemic in the United States. I happened upon an episode of Sesame Street the other day and caught the tail end of a segment involving Cookie […]

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The Weight-Loss Journey: It’s a Family Affair

Published on December 8, 2011 by

There are many factors at play in banishing obesity. Whether post-bariatric surgery or just beginning the process, there are few influencers more important to helping patients stick to their goals than close family members. These are the people you love and trust. They’re often the people who’ve seen you through “thick and thin,” literally. They’re […]

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The Single Biggest Factor Determining YOUR Weight-Loss Surgery Success

Published on November 16, 2011 by

Before I tell you what it is, let me tell you what it isn’t. It isn’t how much weight you lose after bariatric surgery. The single biggest factor in determining your weight-loss surgery success is your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. This mostly means diet and exercise but also includes getting enough rest and surrounding […]

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It takes more than a Band Adjustment to be a Success

Published on March 17, 2011 by

Bariatric Surgery is a very effective tool to use to help alleviate morbid obesity. Our physcians perform gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band.These are all very good operations. However, the operation is merely a tool to be used in conjuction with changing your diet, adding activity and exercise into your lifestyle and learning […]

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Bariatric Surgery- The Easy Way Out?

Published on February 4, 2011 by

One of the biggest myths about bariatric surgery within the general public, is that it is “the easy way out” Nothing could be further than the truth! Bariatric surgery requires hard work. You will need to make big changes in your diet and activity level. You will need to attend numerous lectures and classes to […]

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