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Bariatric Obesity Surgery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Bariatric Obesity Surgery.

The Weight-Loss Side Effect That No One Talks About

Studies show that the vast majority of people who lose 50 percent or more of their body weight (whether through surgery or lifestyle change) report being unhappy with their bodies later. Why? Because even after all the work and the weight loss, losin...  Read more

Types of Arthritis

When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

A New Definition For ''Old''

According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S...  Read more

SparkPeople Needs Your Help Tackling Childhood Obesity

Editor's Note: SparkPeople first asked for your help in fighting childhood obesity a few years ago, but with the recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign to combat childhood obesity, we updated this article and add...  Read more

OBESITY IS JUST A SYMPTOM.
Updated 7/10/2014 10:25:39 PM

Hello everyone! It's taken me a long time to figure out that the cause of my obesity is in my mind (stress and anxiety) and that the symptoms are my over eating and exercise avoidance. I am just trying to manage the size of my behind by being mindful...  Read more

the importance of sleep and dark-time in obesity
Updated 7/9/2014 4:42:22 PM

Something to think about. I worked nights for many years, slowly gaining weight throughout. I can't say that was the whole reason, because I wasn't eating properly during that time either... but it does raise some questions and considerations for try...  Read more

1 yr. or more since gastric sleeve surgery support
Updated 7/7/2014 4:59:56 PM

I just made it to my 1 year surgiversary since my gastric sleeve surgery. I don't regret it although in the beginning I had my days. But I just wish I had done it sooner - but since I am just over a year since surgery my body is adjusting and I am r...  Read more

550 pounds lost no surgery or drugs wow
Updated 7/11/2014 8:43:25 PM

Did anyone see the article on MSN about the guy who lost 550 pounds without drugs or weight loss surgery? He was on the Today show this week, and looks really good. He said it took him ten years to loose that much. That's a lot of patience. Next...  Read more

What do you think about the weight loss surgery?
Updated 6/12/2014 11:57:00 PM

My doctor told me that she would recommend that for me when I was ready. I just don't want to go under that type of surgery it's a little scary. But I am tired of trying to stay on a diet, and I feel tired all the time. I usually am a perky person....  Read more

Measure, not eyeball

I HAVE to measure everything! I've discovered that my looks like a cup is usually closer to 1 1/2 cups! Since I had bariatric by-pass surgery my stomach is supposed to hold a cup of food. If I eat slowly (which I do) I could put a lot more in. I...  Read more

What it takes!!!

It takes getting sick and tired too many times to make me get back on track....  Read more

Lap Banders

Any one who has had Lap-Band Surgery. And is on their journey down......  Read more

Could Your Weight-Loss Expenses Be Tax Deductible?

Obesity and its medical complications are an expensive problem in the United States. Because the costs continue to rise, the government is offering tax incentives to entice people to lose weight. At this time of year when you're thinking about impr...  Read more

Finding a Doc Who Sees beyond the Scale

By Beth Donovan, ~INDYGIRL It's not easy finding a doctor you like, especially when you're overweight. Some unlucky patients are simply told that their symptoms will go away if they lose weight, without any diagnostic testing to see if the...  Read more