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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

After having Gastric Sleeve Surgery 1 1/2 years ag
Updated 8/27/2015 9:16:40 AM

After having Gastric Sleeve Surgery 1 1/2 years ago, I'm down 101 lbs. I still need to lose about 50 more to hit my goal. High BP & sleep apnea now resolved! Any other weight loss surgery patients on here?...  Read more

Help after weightloss surgery then DX thyroid Canc
Updated 8/27/2015 10:21:23 PM

Hi there, I had weightloss surgery March 12/2013 and went from 290 to 170. I stayed at 176 for some time and then gained 8 pounds staying at 184 for a long time. Found out right after that I had thyroid Cancer and went through surgery Nov 4th. T...  Read more

new here. recently had lap band surgery. not so mu
Updated 8/26/2015 1:24:17 AM

new here. recently had lap band surgery. not so much of an easy way out as many people think. need motivation to keep eating healthy and to stay on track....  Read more

recently got lap band surgery. not as much of an e
Updated 8/25/2015 11:59:34 PM

recently got lap band surgery. not as much of an easy way out as many ppl think. needing some support to stay on track. any takers?...  Read more

Options and or suggestions to bariatric surgery. I
Updated 8/26/2015 12:40:25 PM

Options and or suggestions to bariatric surgery. I am considering bariatric surgery, but after some research l am beginning to think it may not be right for me. Can someone point me in the direction of a forum that focuses on that topic, or a similar...  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