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HealthGal

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

American Waistlines: A Growing Problem

You’ve seen the news stories that have certain airlines demanding flyers buy two seats if they appear too large to fit in a traditional airplane seat (and haven’t already purchased two seats).  You may have also been tracking stories like New York Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to control soda size.  And despite prior... Read moreChevron
posted 09/20/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Suburban Living Can Make You Fat!

Fall in Love, Get Married, Move to the Suburbs and Get Fat I suppose it remains a part of the American Dream. We settle into marriage, use those college educations to land respectable employment, start a family, and buy a house in the suburbs.    The air is a bit cleaner; there is more grass and it is greener; there is more elbow room... Read moreChevron
posted 09/20/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

The Many Personalities of Weight Loss

The Many Personalities of Weight Loss In my last post, Personality As It Pertians to Weight Loss, we looked at how personality can help with weight loss. This article will continue that exploration.   Are You Introverted?  Introverts may have something of a leg up when it comes to losing weight. Because they are less impulsive and... Read moreChevron
posted 09/17/2014, comments (0)|
Born2lbfat

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Health care advocate living with Lymphedema and Lipedema

Living Boldly With Lymphedema and Lipedema

Editor’s Note: Sarah Bramblette is the first-place winner of HealthCentral’s Live Bold, Live Now Photo Contest. This is her story.   I have been affected by obesity my entire life. My obesity is based on body mass index. However, I never suffered metabolic effects from my excess weight. There are three dimensions of obesity:... Read moreChevron
posted 09/17/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

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I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Personality as It Pertains to Weight Loss

Personality As It Pertains to Weight Loss Personality. We all own one and, according to Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katherine Briggs, there are sixteen different types. The Briggs ladies developed their theory of personality type using Carl Jung's Psychological Types as a resource.   Are you the Inspector or the Protector? Perhaps... Read moreChevron
posted 09/16/2014, comments (0)|

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