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Weight Management Tips for the Holiday Season

Weight Management Tips for the Holiday Season

Don't let the holidays disrupt your weight maintenance routine! You know it better than anyone: losing weight is only the first step. Once the pounds are off, you have to work just as hard to maintain a healthy BMI. Nothing …

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Weight Loss Surgery Requires Preparation

Weight Loss Surgery Requires Preparation

Bariatric surgery is a life-altering procedure that can help you achieve your weight loss goals. The decision to undergo weight loss surgery is one that requires research and a long discussion with your doctor. Once the choice is made, the …

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Know Your Weight Loss Options

Know Your Weight Loss Options

Have you tried every diet you have ever heard of—yet you still struggle with weight? This can be very frustrating, because you want to make a change, but you don’t know how to go about it. If you are overweight …

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Before Weight Loss Surgery

Before Weight Loss Surgery

Very often, when we talk about weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, we focus on results and what a patient can expect post surgery. However, it’s also important to consider what goes into preparing prior to weight loss surgery. Promising …

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Crash Diets and Your Health

Crash Diets and Your Health

For many of us, maintaining a healthy weight seems like a constant uphill battle. It can be tempting to try the “diet of the day” to shed some weight quickly. But it’s important to remember that these fad or crash …

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Healthy Weight Challenge!

Healthy Weight Challenge!

Ready, set, lose! St. Petersburg General Hospital is in a “healthy” competition to see which department in the hospital can lose the most weight among employees. Last year’s competition was such a success, we’ve decided to make it a yearly …

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Stick with Your Weight Loss Resolution This Year

Stick with Your Weight Loss Resolution This Year

January is officially over… so how are those resolutions you made a month ago holding up? Many of us made plans to hit the gym on a daily basis or cut sugar from our diets. But the best of intentions …

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Steps to a Bariatric Friendly Holiday

Steps to a Bariatric Friendly Holiday

Bariatric surgery changes the structure of your digestive system in which the size of your stomach is made to hold less, therefore; you will have a full feeling after eating a few bites of food.   Following your surgery, a dietician …

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Adjusting to New Lifestyle after Weight Loss Surgery

Adjusting to New Lifestyle after Weight Loss Surgery

When it comes to weight loss, there is no quick fix. While a patient who’s had the LAP-BAND® procedure will lose a significant amount of weight, it is part of a long-term commitment to maintaining a lifestyle of healthy eating …

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Is the LAP-BAND Right for You?

Is the LAP-BAND Right for You?

A new report ranked Florida the 36th most obese state in the country. According to the F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010 report, the state’s obesity rate for adults is more than 25 percent, with men …

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