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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!

Kirstie Alley's Revolving Weight Loss Program

As she sometimes does, Kirstie Alley has returned home to Jenny Craig. Stating she wants to lose 30 pounds, the one-time Jenny spokesperson is back in the fold after parting ways in 2007. Kirstie was first with Jenny Craig in 2004 and was able to lose 75pounds along the way. Her weight loss struggles have been high profile and subject to public... Read moreChevron
posted 04/12/2014, comments (0)|
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The Growth in Healthy Checkout Aisles

You’re standing in line to check out at the grocery store. Time slows as people place their items on the conveyor belt one at a time. You feel like you’ve already spent way too long in this store and staring at all the food is making you hungry. That’s when you spot your favorite candy bar.   What’s the harm in a... Read moreChevron
posted 04/10/2014, 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!

Is Chilhood Obesity on the Decline?

Obesity among American children is a problem. As long as this trend continues the accompanying trend of obesity among American adults will continue, as well. Obese children and adolescents are likely to become obese adults and that’s about all there is to that. New evidence shows that children who are obese or overweight between the ages of... Read moreChevron
posted 04/09/2014, 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 Every Minute Counts Exercise Program

A new study shows that quality is more important than quantity. Exercise has its benefits, but brisk exercise for shorter periods is shown to be even more beneficial. The recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise we should be doing each week can be had in small segments, instead of larger blocks, of activity. Researchers at the... Read moreChevron
posted 04/08/2014, 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!

As Americans Diet Less, Weight Loss Industry Worries More

It is a trend that has been in effect for some years now, and the weight loss industry is feeling the pinch more than ever. Americans are dieting less. Following the diet peak in 1991 when about one in every three Americans was on board the weight-loss trolley, there has been a steady decline in diet-minded folks. Only 19 percent of Americans are... Read moreChevron
posted 04/06/2014, comments (0)|

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