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Bariatric Surgery For Obesity Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Bariatric Surgery For Obesity.

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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

I am a pre bariatric surgery patient. This app was
Updated 2/7/2016 4:38:30 PM

I am a pre bariatric surgery patient. This app was suggested to track my food. . I have gained and lost a lot of pounds over many years. I feel like it is the right choice has anyone else gone this route. I made an informed thoughtful decision....  Read more

Hello everyone, I'm having gastric sleeve surgery
Updated 2/6/2016 2:19:35 AM

Hello everyone, I'm having gastric sleeve surgery done on feb 11, has anyone done this before and any tips?...  Read more

If your doctor is pressuring you have surgery you
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If your doctor is pressuring you have surgery you don't want, maybe it's not a good fit with you and that doctor. There's a difference between suggesting (or highly suggesting) and pressuring....  Read more

Considering weight loss surgery.....I have already
Updated 2/2/2016 5:58:55 PM

Considering weight loss surgery.....I have already backed out once, but considering it again. Anyone here who has done it and regretted it, or anyone here who can talk me out of it again?...  Read more

Liz, I'm a knee surgery survivor (ligament replace
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Liz, I'm a knee surgery survivor (ligament replacement/fractured kneecap) so I understand...can you do stationary bike or a real bike? I've found it's a great non-impact exercise and great for strengthening my legs to help my knees....  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

Gastric Banding Surgery...Have it, want it, need it, or love someone who has it, wants it or needs it! Welcome!...  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