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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 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!

Teens Who Lose Weight Are Successful For the Right Reasons

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children, and quadrupled among adolescents within the last 30 years. From 1980 to 2012, the number of children between the ages of 6-11 who were obese jumoed from 7 to 18... Read moreChevron

posted 01/17/2015, 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!

Binge Eating Disorder: Recent Changes in Diagnosis and Treatment

Based on recent DSM-5 changes in the diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder (BED), it is likely that the number of patients diagnosed with BED will substantially increase. On a recent podcast, Dr. Tracy S. Cummings explored the prevalence of binge eating disorder, along with its link to obesity, and discussed screening and treatment... Read moreChevron

posted 01/16/2015, comments (0)|
Kristina Brooks

Kristina Brooks, Editor

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Multimedia Journalist specializing in science reporting. Bachelor's degree in Animal Science and Communications and MA in Broadcast Journalism.

Great Ways to Get Moving This Winter (INFOGRAPHIC)

Just because the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your fitness routine or healthy eating habits. With help from Twitter participants, as well as moderators from Read moreChevron

posted 01/16/2015, 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!

Freshman 15: Myth or Reality?

dr. alice holland

Dr. Alice Holland, Director of Student Health Services at Quinnipiac... Read moreChevron

posted 01/16/2015, comments (0)|
HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Is the New Maestro Weight Loss Device Right for You?

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posted 01/15/2015, comments (0)|

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