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Meal replacement diets — pros and cons

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It sounds simple enough: eat a bar or drink a shake in place of your regular meal, You’ll consume a smaller amount of calories, and you can control exactly how much you’ll eat. But do these plans work?

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

Why eating eggs can help you lose weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Packed with protein and easy to cook, eggs may help move the scale to a lower number. Instead of serving these delectable dishes only on your brunch-filled weekends, try adding eggs to your daily breakfast. Here’s why:

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

How often should you weigh in?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Most people have a scale in their bathroom, but the way it gets used varies widely. People who are trying to lose weight may step on the scale daily — or even several times a day. Others may hold back and weigh only themselves once a week. Which is the right answer for weight loss?

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition

10 struggles you face after you lose the weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

You’ve done it! Losing weight is a huge accomplishment and it’s exciting knowing you made it this far. However, no matter how many pounds you dropped, reaching your weight-loss goal doesn’t mean your journey is finished. In fact, you may experience additional challenges as you work to maintain your current weight or continue dropping pounds.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health

Diet strategies that could be working against you

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

It’s hard to know the best approach for losing weight when you’re inundated with stories about the latest fad diets and weight-loss gadgets. To make it more difficult, it seems that what was recommended a few years ago has now fallen out of favor.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

This one thing could make your workout more effective

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Exercise is an essential part of a healthy life. People who exercise regularly enjoy a number of perks for their health, including:

  • Lower risk of depression and better mental health
  • Lower risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Reduced risk of some cancers
  • Stronger bones and muscles — less risk of a fracture
  • Increased chances of living a longer life
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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Health

5 exercises designed for people with excess weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Losing weight is difficult. And it’s even harder for the 78.6 million people in America who are obese. Making lifestyle changes, such as following a regimented diet of clean eating, is only part of the equation. In order to create a physically, mentally, and emotionally healthier body, you must incorporate exercise into your new lifestyle. However, some of the moves suggested for workouts can be hard on your joints or too difficult if you are just starting out.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Health

Why sticking with strict diets is hard

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The word “diet” has acquired such a negative connotation for a number of reasons. Anyone who’s ever tried dieting knows that cutting calories can be extremely difficult. It seems like the more you try to lose weight, the harder it becomes. But why is this?

Some biological factors can make strict diets very difficult to adhere to. Although some people may find success initially and drop pounds on very restrictive diets, often they find that down the road, they can’t stick with the plan or they gain weight back. This leads to a frustrating cycle of weight loss and gain.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

New study finds diet soda may make you eat more

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 8, 2015 8:00:00 AM

You’ve probably heard it said before that your daily diet drink isn’t doing you any favors. Chemicals like aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin are packed into diet sodas, filing your body with artificial ingredients. In fact, a new study suggests that although they say “diet” on the label, these sodas are in fact increasing your appetite to make you consume more calories than you otherwise would with regular soda.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health

How to handle a pre-surgery psych evaluation

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

When you’re preparing for bariatric surgery, it can seem like a long process. Ultimately, you want to just get the procedure done and start working toward your healthier, slimmer self.

But some of the steps required, like a psychological evaluation, are necessary to ensure your well-being. Although a psych evaluation may seem tedious and inconvenient, it’s an important component to help prepare you for bariatric surgery.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Health, Mental health