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  • Yoga for Bariatric Patients
    Yoga is a practice that originated between four to eight thousand years ago with suggestions of the form showing up in the Indus Valley civilization around 3000 BC.  The idea of uniting the mind, body, and soul in a single cosmic unit did not present until around 800-100 BC. Yoga for bariatric patients are a recommended, popular, and effective practice. Yoga Today As practiced in the West, yoga is less spiritual and focuses more on ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, March 13, 2016
  • Patient Stories: From Obesity to Bariathlete
    Jonathan Blue is one of our inspiring Patient Stories. One-year post-bariatric surgery, Jonathan competed in endurance events such as the Disabled American Veterans 5k and Great Ohio River Swim. The Obesity Action Coalition defines “bariathletes” as people who have lost weight via bariatric surgery and now compete in endurance events. Today, I interview a bariathlete named Jonathan Blue. At the age of 30, he has reclaimed his health and his life after losing more than ... Read More
    Published on Sunday, March 13, 2016
  • Healthy Chain Restaurant Meals
    Although we remain a population of overweight men, women, and children, there is some light in the tunnel. Optimistically-speaking, we may be on our way to better choices and will select healthy chain restaurant meals when eating out. When Canadian researchers asked patrons from ten different restaurants how well they were satisfied with their meals, patrons who ate low fat meals expressed greater satisfaction than their peers who ate high-calorie meals. Gratified customers cited the freshness ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, March 12, 2016
  • High Protein Vegetarian Foods
    When considering high protein diets, such as the popular Paleo or Primal Diets, a person might naturally choose poultry, fish or other lean meats as part of that diet. Often over-looked are high protein vegetarian foods. Animal protein sources have the complete set of essential amino acids we need to produce protein. The body alone cannot produce all the amino acids we need. The fact that animals are the prime source of protein might seem ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, March 12, 2016
  • Weight Loss Trick: Use a Smaller Plate
    Plate Size Effects How Much We Eat There are many steps to overcoming obesity in America. Consider this: The average American dinner plate has increased in size by 25% since the early 1900s. The plates of the 1960s were about 9 inches in diameter. The plates of the 1980s about 10 inches, and plates had grown to eleven inches by 2000. Drinking glasses have also gotten larger. An easy weight loss trick is to use ... Read More
    Published on Saturday, March 12, 2016
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