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Is Your Local Firefighter in Fitness Fighting Shape?

I think most of us consider firefighters our heroes.  They are the ones ready to face any size blaze to save lives and property.  If you’ve ever experienced a home fire (I have) then you know the rush of fear that overwhelms you as you see your property engulfed in flames.  Or maybe you’ve been a bystander watching as... Read moreChevron
posted 07/21/2014, 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 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!

5 Most Interesting Obesity Headlines for July 2014

We are changing the way we think about food, nutrition, and health. So what’s the latest buzz around the Internet and in the news this month? Below are some of the most intriguing insights and trends.   Stressors can lead to weight gain for women Women’s Metabolism Slowed by Stress and High Fat Meals (Bariatric News) –... Read moreChevron
posted 07/21/2014, 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 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 Best Calcium after Bariatric Surgery

Which Calcium do I take after Bariatric Surgery?   Increased Risk for Bone Fractures Are you getting enough calcium in your diet after bariatric surgery? No. As a bariatric patient you need to take calcium supplements to maintain bone health. The Obesity Action Coalition reports that doctors from the Mayo clinic looked at 97 bariatric... Read moreChevron
posted 07/20/2014, 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 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!

Paleo Zuppa Toscana - Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup from Borne App├ętit

  Paleo Zuppa Toscana - Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup from Borne Appétit    I have been so very ill with a “yet unknown” infection that landed me in the E.R. and subsequently a staycation in Indianapolis’ newest hospital. Not yet healed,  tonight I was craving something soothing for... Read moreChevron
posted 07/18/2014, 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 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!

Obesity-Related Illnesses Not Well-Treated in the U.S.

The Great American Health Fail You might want to begin taking better care of yourself. I have rasied this point quite a few times over the years and here it is again. Repetition of a valid point is merited, and I have offered rationale in prior postings as to why self-monitoring and healthy choices are beneficial. Here is another: The American... Read moreChevron
posted 07/17/2014, comments (0)|

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