Are Gummy Vitamins Good For You?
March 21, 2019

Are Gummy Vitamins Good For You?

If you spend any time watching television you’ve probably seen ads that feature actors with enormous smiles on their faces and seemingly unattainable levels of energy after popping what appears to be a piece of candy in their mouths. They say the gummy vitamin they ingested, often looking like a fruit snack seen in sugary treats intended for children, has given them the essential vitamins needed to rise up and seize the day.

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Bariatric Fitness; How to Exercise in the Winter ?
January 22, 2019

Bariatric Fitness; How to Exercise in the Winter ?

In our previous blog Bariatric Diet; Healthy Alternatives for Managing Weight During the Holidays we discussed how the winter months are detrimental to our weight loss goals. We touched on maintaining our diet to avoid packing on a few extra pounds during the holiday season. Poor dieting is not the only culprit when it comes to weight gain this time of year though, we often forego our exercise routine as well.

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Bariatric Fitness; How to Set New Years Resolutions that Stick!
January 7, 2019

Bariatric Fitness; How to Set New Years Resolutions that Stick!

We’ve all done it. The first of the year rolls around and we say to ourselves, “I am going to exercise more this year!” We go to the gym that is packed with other ‘resolutioners’, hop on a treadmill, and away we go. Three weeks later we find ourselves not exercising with the same vigor we had and we start to lose motivation. Before we know it we are back into the old routine of not working out. What happened?!

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Bariatric Diet; Healthy Alternatives for Managing Weight During the Holidays
December 23, 2018

Bariatric Diet; Healthy Alternatives for Managing Weight During the Holidays

We work so hard all year to manage our weight but during the winter months we tend to throw it all away. It starts with nibbling on candies around Halloween then having a few more drinks and large meals around Thanksgiving. Finally, December 25th comes around and we have been eating sugar cookies and sucking down eggnog like our summer diet never existed.

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Bariatric Supplements: Vitamin D in the Winter
December 7, 2018

Bariatric Supplements: Vitamin D in the Winter

Nearly 50% of the world’s population experiences vitamin D deficiency(1) . If you are like most people who live in an environment that is not conducive for outdoor activities during the winter months, you have likely experienced some degree of the “winter time blues”.

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Bariatric Fitness: The Importance of Stretching
November 16, 2018

Bariatric Fitness: The Importance of Stretching

When we carry excess weight throughout our lives, movement becomes increasingly difficult. This extra weight puts pressure on the joints and inhibits us from obtaining our full range of motion. This lack of flexibility and pressure on the joints leads to posture imbalances and pain throughout the body. For obese individuals and those who have either undergone or are preparing for bariatric surgery, it is very important to begin a stretching routine to create balance throughout the body.

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Bariatric Supplements; Sleep Deprivation and Vitamins
October 16, 2018

Bariatric Supplements; Sleep Deprivation and Vitamins

The great F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.” While Mr. Fitzgerald may be exaggerating that insomnia is the “worst” thing in the world, it truly does feel that way when you lay awake at night stressing about your inability to fall asleep. Greater than 60 million Americans struggle with insomnia, or habitual sleeplessness

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Bariatric Fitness: Balancing Cardio and Weight Lifting
September 18, 2018

Bariatric Fitness: Balancing Cardio and Weight Lifting

In our previous blog, we briefly discussed the importance of balancing cardiovascular exercises and light weight lifting. In today’s blog, we would like to dive into this topic a bit deeper. We will be analyzing what the combination of these two types of exercises does for the body and why they should both be included in a workout plan.

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Bariatric Supplements; Iron Deficiency Following Surgery
September 6, 2018

Bariatric Supplements; Iron Deficiency Following Surgery

Many people who have had a bariatric procedure find their lab results to be deficient in iron which can lead to anemia. Anemia is a condition where there is a lack of hemoglobin production and healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body and iron deficiency is often the culprit. Gastric bypass surgery is the most common bariatric procedure where people suffer from anemia but those who have had other procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy or gastric band have reported iron deficiency as well.

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Bariatric Diet; The Calorie Counting Myth
August 22, 2018

Bariatric Diet; The Calorie Counting Myth

As you make your way through your weight loss journey following bariatric surgery you will encounter an overwhelming amount of dieting advice. The trick is being able to figure out what advice is truthful and what information is not. One of the most popular myths that are an unreliable dieting strategy is counting calories.

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