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GOT A SWEET TOOTH?

Before driving to your local fast food restaurant to dive into something sweet you might want to check out the nutrition facts on some of their tantalizing desserts. The Banana Cream Pie Blizzard at DQ contains a whopping 1,090 calories with 29 teaspoons of sugar while Coldstone Creamery’s Gotta Have It Oreo Crème Ice Cream […]

Why Are So Many People Obese? These Reasons Might Leave You Searching For More Options

Everyone points a finger at how and why someone becomes obese. Not surprisingly, we’re all looking for an explanation as to why over a third of the adults in the U.S. are obese. Consider the reason that gets lots of focus: overeating. Does overeating cause obesity? Or does obesity cause overeating? Consumption is the root […]

You’re Not Too Old for Weight Loss Surgery

If you suffer with obesity and are over 60 years old, new research shows that you aren’t too old to enjoy the benefits of bariatric surgery. Several recent studies have proven that weight loss surgery is safe and effective in older patients. And, it is well known at this point that it can improve and, […]

Common Questions about Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Surgery

It’s not uncommon for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight following weight loss surgery to consider reconstructive surgery. The most common reason people decide to have plastic surgery following a large weight loss is due to excess skin. Plastic surgery is a personal choice and should not be considered lightly, but if […]

Childhood Obesity Rates Still on the Rise

U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published online and in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics on April 7th. * This sheds some doubt over the CDC’s announcement back in February when its researchers announced that they found a sharp drop in preschool obesity rates over the […]

Mindful Eating For Improved Weight Loss

After a long day at work, school, or running kids around, the thought of gluing yourself to the couch with a tasty meal sounds just about like heaven. But, cue your favorite comfort dish and a packed line-up on Netflix and you might be spelling disaster for your health and diet. Eating in front of […]

Weight Loss Surgery May be Better Than Medication Alone for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

On Monday’s NBC Nightly News, (March 31, 2014), Brian Williams reported that “researchers have found that weight loss surgery for” patients with type 2 diabetes can be more effective than taking medication in beating this disease.” USA Today reported that investigators “followed 150 patients, one-third of whom were treated for their diabetes with medication and […]

How to Nourish Your Body After Bariatric Surgery

If you’re considering bariatric surgery, or if you have recently had bariatric surgery at our Louisiana or Mississippi centers, the question “What can you eat after bariatric surgery?” has probably come up once or twice in conversation (whether at our clinic or with your family). It’s not uncommon for people who are at the beginning […]

The Thing About Wings: Choosing Healthier Finger Foods

Are you a wing eater? If so, you might want to reconsider. Chicken wings have very little bang for their proverbial buck. Let’s think about the appeal of them. If they weren’t breaded and deep fried, would you eat these boney, fatty appendages? McDonald’s 5-count Mighty Wings (about 5 ounces) are 480 calories! Breaking it […]

Valentine’s Desserts That Won’t Break Your Bariatric Diet

Aside from Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day may be one of the most food-centered holidays in America. Valentine’s Day seems to revolve around giving oversized boxes of chocolates, chocolate desserts, and then, when you’re feeling overly sugared, even more chocolate. It feels like everywhere you look you’re being enticed with some kind of tasty dessert. If this […]

A BIG BELLY can mean BIG PROBLEMS

According to the American Heart Association (AHA) people with high levels of belly fat have a higher risk of numerous diseases, including diabetes. It’s true that genes can play a part in our shape and our weight, however certain lifestyle choices can alter the natural way our body gains weight. Research has shown that people […]

Diabetes on the Rise!

Advanced technology has made our lives easier and more productive. And with this modernization, our lifestyles and our health have been affected. The conveniences of modern living have permitted us to be a bit lazier in our choices, specifically the way we eat and spend our free time. Instead of playing basketball and volleyball after […]

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