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Getting a sufficient amount of water in daily is a common struggle that I, and often others, have. In fact, not drinking enough water can become a difficult habit or pattern to break.
This is the time of year when many people struggle to maintain their health and weight. The holidays hold many challenges to encourage us to overindulge and discourage us from exercising. What can we do?
Like many of us, Leslie Swoboda has struggled with her weight for years. The 54-year-old Chippewa Falls, Wis., woman has tried various weight loss programs, dropping pounds periodically just to re-gain them after falling back into old habits.
Does this sound familiar? "Yikes! I’ve lost 20 pounds, which is great, but the past two weeks my weight loss has plateaued, and I still need to lose 50 more pounds. What am I doing wrong?"
Individuals' motivations for having bariatric surgery are as unique as the people discussing them. If you're looking for some reasons to make the decision for yourself, here are 10 activities that people who have gone through the procedure report looking forward to after surgery.
Weight management is a skill; and, like any skill, you need to practice it over and over again. You may be under the misunderstanding that you should be able to “just do it.”
Do you have questions or concerns about weight-loss (bariatric) surgery? Megan Gilmore, M.D., bariatric surgeon, addresses a variety of weight-loss surgery topics in this Q&A blog.
For many of us, the holiday season brings multiple parties and family gatherings, all accompanied by favorite foods that we look forward to all year. This overabundance can be daunting for anyone, but it’s especially stressful after bariatric surgery. Taking a mindful approach to eating can help you maintain your weight loss during the holidays.
Carleen Flettre has turned an unimaginable tragedy into an inspiring second chance. Motivated to better herself after her husband’s sudden passing, the Roberts, Wisconsin, women has lost more than 175 pounds after enrolling in the Health Management Resources (HMR) program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
Jad Roeske, a Family Medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System, blogs about his journey with weight loss and the success he found with the Mayo Clinic Diet.
Did you know that obesity is considered a chronic disease? It’s also a national epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S. adults (over 78 million people) are obese. From a women's health perspective, maintaining a healthy weight can significantly cut your risk of developing multiple life-threatening conditions.
I hate carrots. I have blamed many a failed diet on them. For some reason, I have always associated dieting with having to eat carrots.