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How to Make Your Best Resolution Yet!

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

Happy New Year! As each new year comes, many of us aim to make this next year the best yet. While that is a fantastic goal, we typically set very high standards for ourselves. Thus, many of our goals never truly come to fruition. As we’ve discussed before, utilizing SMART goals is one of the Read More…

Education & Motivation

Category Diet, Exercise, Health

We have a few programs in the area that I think would be beneficial to many of our patients and friends. Take a look at these opportunities and not only get motivated, but educated! Living Beyond the Tool: This is a conference designed for individuals pre- and post- weight loss surgery. This conference cultivates a healthy Read More…

Time Management

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery is a lifetime commitment that requires the individual to manage choices in food intake with adequate protein, portion sizes, drinking plenty of water, enough sleep, and physical activity. In our support group this past week, individuals pre and post weight surgery participated in a time-management activity to uncover obstacles that hinder success with the tool of weight loss surgery. The Read More…

Non-Scale Victories

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

Throughout the journey of Surgical Weight Loss, many individuals can get stuck on only focusing on how many pounds they’ve lost according to the scale. However, the SWL tool does much more than just decrease that number. It is important for us to recognize the victories beyond the scale because that is truly where a Read More…

Sustained Motivation

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

Staying motivated to stick with health goals can be difficult, even after having a life-changing experience like weight loss surgery.  Simply having the surgery doesn’t mean you are immune to the temptations that we all face.  I want you to print out the next page or take a picture of it.  Keep it with you or Read More…

Working on the Self

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

The way we view ourselves both before and after weight loss surgery can be very different and ever-changing.  Many patients struggle with self-image with such a drastic change. An article on ObesityHelp does a great job discussing some of the ways that self-image can be impacted by weight loss surgery. We can all stand to Read More…

SWL Online Resources

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

Some websites can be fantastic resources for surgical weight loss patients.  However, you do have to make sure you realize that not everyone’s journey is the same and programs can vastly differ.  Below are some great resources, not only for surgical weight loss patients, but healthy lifestyles alike: ObesityHelp Obesity Action Coalition American Society for Read More…

Apps to keep you on track

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

I recently received the fall issue of my Food & Nutrition magazine from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Inside they listed some new apps that can help patients and dietitians alike.  Apps can be a great way to help you stay on track and motivate you.  Here are a few apps that can be Read More…

Combination Exercise

Category Exercise, Health

In the office we encourage our patients to include resistance exercises in their exercise routine.  Combination exercises are resistance exercises that go one step further. Combination exercises are those that combine more than one movement or exercise occurring either simultaneously or directly following each other.  These types of exercises help to build muscle and strength and Read More…

Importance of Stabilization Training

Category Exercise, Health

Last week at Support Group we had the chance to hear a presentation from a Personal Trainer in the area.  We were able to discuss various ways that personal training has changed over the years and how to best approach a new training program.  I was interested to find that the the presenter, certified through Read More…