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Northwest Obesity Surgery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Northwest 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

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 7/3/2014 6:57:42 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

No to surgery
Updated 6/10/2014 11:59:35 AM

I was about to have weight loss surgery. But something stopped me. What..I don't know. I just felt like I had to do this on my own. So here I am....  Read more

Obesity as a symptom of social degradation?
Updated 6/19/2014 9:20:06 AM

I read an interesting comment about obesity today. It was attached to an article on fast foods and obesity. The commenter wrote something like: We are obese because we have lost the things that have provided us with a sense of satisfaction, a fee...  Read more

What it takes!!!

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

Probiotics Are Essential for Prevention of Dis-ease & Obesity

I have used probiotics and digestive enzymes for 20 years. I have found that, in addition to Lecithin and Chromium Picolinate, probiotics assist in keeping the blood sugar normalized. They are also VERY important for the immune system. There are at...  Read more

Lap Banders

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

Quick Links: New Year News Roundup

Here's a quick roundup of the top health stories of the week. Some are serious, some are interesting, and some are just plain weird! Top Medical Breakthroughs of 2008Obama's SparkStreak Weight Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes in TeensDrug Makers Volunt...  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