Tag: weight loss surgery in louisiana

Women: Is Obesity Putting Your Health at Risk?

We’ve all seen the statistics that obesity is continuing to rise at alarming rates. According to The Obesity Society, nearly 37% of women are obese, despite increased efforts to improve national obesity statistics. Aside from the discomfort of additional body weight, being obese can cause major problems that may dramatically affect a women’s health. In […]

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 […]

The Long Term Benefits of Gastric Banding

At Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and Mississippi, we specialize in a wide range of weight loss procedures. Adjustable gastric banding, (often referred to as Lap-Band) is another excellent tool to help patients lose weight. Research has shown that on average, patients lose 45 to 55% of their excess body weight. Lap-Band surgery has been performed […]

How To Gain the Advantage over Weight Re-gain

According to new research, older women who lose weight are likely to gain it back again, and as fat rather than muscle. At the beginning of the study, 78 postmenopausal women had shed about twelve percent of their body weight through a weight loss program. Six months into the study, 68 percent of the women […]