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The HealthGal

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Are you “fried-sensitive?”

You must know some individuals who are seriously overweight or obese, but who seem to defy traditional health expectations, in terms of developing diabetes or frank heart disease.  You may also know smokers who live till their late eighties and do not develop lung cancer.  Obviously these individuals are not part of the mainstream, and... Read moreChevron
posted 03/20/2014, comments (0)|
The HealthGal

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Kitchen Tips for Healthier Meals

Moms and dads are the primary individuals running the household food environment, and we know that good eating habits begin in the home.  In order to manage all the stressors and pressures that face parents daily, and still manage to pull off healthy, tasty meals, moms and dads have to get smart in the kitchen.    Here are some... Read moreChevron
posted 03/19/2014, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

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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 Risks of Rapid Weight Loss: Too Much Too Soon

When Rachael Frederickson took the stage on The Biggest Loser and revealed the new her, the reaction was surprise. Not surprise as in, “For me? Why you shouldn’t have,” but surprise as in, “Uh oh. This is bad.” Frederickson had lost 155 pounds (almost 60% of her body weight) and tipped the scale at 105 pounds. During... Read moreChevron
posted 03/19/2014, comments (0)|
The HealthGal

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Are preschoolers really lighter?

Headlines screamed a plunge in preschool obesity during the last week of February, and almost every news and health organization grabbed on to this beacon of hope.  In fact, the news coverage may not have been spot on.  Reports initially suggested that the rates of obesity among two to five year olds dropped from 13.9 percent to 8.4... Read moreChevron
posted 03/18/2014, 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!

Legumes: A Good Meatless Protein Source

Protein Sources Other Than Meat If you enjoy a good cut of beef now and again then help yourself, but keep in mind that the operative words here are “good cut.” Red meats contain all the essential amino acids that are required to manufacture the proteins that are structural components of muscles, skin, hair, blood, organs and glands.... Read moreChevron
posted 03/18/2014, comments (0)|

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