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Bariatric Surgery Success by Obesity Subtype

What if a test could predict how well bariatric surgery would help you lose weight? Learn about these four obesity subtypes and what they can tell you.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Yes, You Can Ease Food Cravings: Here's How

Whether you desire salty snacks, savory foods, or sweet treats, cravings can wreak havoc on your healthy eating plan. There're several reasons why this is true.

By Diane Domina

Why Yo-Yo Dieting May Be Bad for Your Health

Repeatedly losing and gaining extra pounds — yo-yo dieting or weight cycling — is linked to a number of negative health effects and a higher risk of death.

By Diane Domina

Childhood Abuse Ups Bariatric Surgery Risk

Bariatric surgery complications may be more common for obese people who have experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse, according to this study.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Is Relative Fat Mass Better Than BMI?

Is RFM a better indicator of body fat than the classic BMI assessment? Researchers think it may be more reliable, and much simpler to use.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Could This Weight Loss Drug Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Lorcaserin (Belviq), approved to promote weight loss in people with obesity, can decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes and diabetes-related complications.

By Diane Domina

Yo-Yo Dieting Is Bad for Your Heart

New research confirms earlier studies suggesting yo-yo dieters have a higher risk for heart attack and stroke than people whose weight is stable.

By Diane Domina

Can You Load Up on Beans, Fruit, and Veggies and Still Lose Weight?

Complex carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains are the healthiest fuel for our bodies, and can aid weight loss.

By Diane Domina

A 12-Month Plan For Weight Loss

If you're have a hard time losing weight, maybe you’re trying to change too many habits at the same time. Follow this 12-month approach to reach your goals.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

How Judy Won the War on Weight

Losing weight after menopause and keeping it off long-term was a challenge for Judy. Learn how a close friend helped her finally achieve her goals.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.