How to stop emotional eating

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 11, 2015 8:30:00 AM

It’s no surprise that emotional eating is big obstacle for many people who are trying to lose weight. Food can be a comfort in times of distress, and sometimes it’s just a mindless habit that we don’t even realize we’re doing. One thing is certain: this type of eating can definitely sabotage your weight loss goals.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Depression, weight loss

Begin a walking program: Go zero to sixty in 12 weeks

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 10, 2015 8:30:00 AM

If you have excess weight, joining a gym or taking a fitness class may not be the best option at the start. One of the better options is to start a walking program, either by yourself, with friends and family, or with a group of people in your community.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, weight loss

3 things that change after bariatric surgery

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 9, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing experience. After you begin to lose weight, you’ll probably experience changes in areas of your life you didn’t expect. Major weight loss can affect all parts of your body, as well as all aspects of your personal life. Check out these common changes seen in many post-bariatric patients, and what to do about them:

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Topics: Bariatrics, weight loss

Need to lose 100 pounds or more? Follow these 10 tips for success

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 8, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Men and women who have 100 pounds or more to lose don’t need the latest diet book or piece of exercise equipment, they need methods to lose weight that suit the challenges they face. Much of the success of extreme weight-loss patients comes from finding doctors and a program that understand what your needs are motivate you to reach your fitness goals.

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Topics: Exercise, weight loss

Does diet matter more than exercise for weight loss?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 7, 2015 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to exercise, the benefits are numerous. It can lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes, improve symptoms of depression, keep your joints healthy, boost your energy, and improve your sleep - just to name a few. For these reasons, everyone should make an effort to become physically active.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, weight loss

4 ways to quit drinking your calories

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Of all the eating habits we try to break, one the hardest isn’t really about eating at all – it’s drinking. The average American drinks a lot of calories each day, whether from soda, juice, energy drinks, happy hour cocktails, or lattes. But often, these drinks are such a significant part of our daily routines that eliminating them can be difficult.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Health, weight loss

Mayo Clinic tests new weight-loss balloon in Minnesota patient

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 1, 2015 8:00:00 AM

A Minnesota man is the first patient to try the recently FDA-approved Orbera intragastric balloon in the United States. Mayo Clinic doctors are testing this new weight-loss procedure after European and Australian doctors used the technique for several years.
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Topics: Bariatrics, Health, weight loss

How weight-loss surgery may boost the number of calories you burn

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 18, 2015 1:52:37 PM

The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden announced findings from a recent study conducted about the number of calories people burn while eating a meal after bariatric surgery. Scientists discovered that the procedure of gastric bypass surgery can assist in sustainable weight loss because patients burn more calories after gastric bypass surgery.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Health, weight loss