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Weight Loss News and Articles Orange County

Big May Be Beautiful. But Alive is Better

Published on July 20, 2012 by

It’s been an ongoing debate for years: whether plus-sized models in place of the often very thin women we’re used to seeing in magazines is better for women’s body image issues. This was a recent topic of conversation on a popular news publication’s website and I was fascinated as I read through the comments about […]

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Interpreting the “Breaking News” on the Bariatric Surgery Front

Published on July 13, 2012 by

Among the most important things to come out of the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the research presented there. This information helps surgeons around the country and across the globe gather, debate, interpret and utilize the latest findings and recommendations to benefit their patients. This year’s meeting […]

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The “Celebrity Diet” Bandwagon

Published on June 7, 2012 by

The recent news of yet another celebrity signing an endorsement/weight loss deal has hit the news and again leaves me worried about how fickle our society can be as it follows its “biggest (weight) losers.” You may have heard that Jessica Simpson has signed what reports are indicating is a multi-million dollar deal with Weight […]

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The Simple Truth of the ‘Fat Tax’ Debate

Published on May 31, 2012 by

First, let’s generally define what is meant when the term ‘fat tax’ is used. In essence, this is any tax or surcharge placed upon foods or beverages that are deemed to be fattening. Later in this post, we’ll look further into how this broad interpretation can lead to problems. For now, let’s just say that […]

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Treating BMI as a Vital Sign in the Fight Against Obesity

Published on May 16, 2012 by

Vital Signs. You can be sure these standard measurements of our most basic body functions (body temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate) will be taken on just about every visit you pay to a physician. And with good reason. These metrics tell your doctor a lot about your overall health. If you’re body […]

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