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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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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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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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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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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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Life Style Changes

Published on July 29, 2010

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you always got” Anonymous This adage basically sums up the truth about weight management after weight loss surgery. If you return to your old lifestyle, the excess weight you have

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Setting Goals

Published on July 6, 2010

Weight loss is just one way to measure success after bariatric surgery. Setting short and long term goals is a great way to help keep you motivated and focused. Start small, with something you can attain fairly quickly. As you

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Thirty minutes a day

Published on June 15, 2010

Being physically active is one of the most important steps Americans of all ages can take to improve their health. However, Americans are becoming increasingly inactive, which is taking a dangerous toll not only on our health, but in our

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