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Obesity Bariatric Surgery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Obesity Bariatric Surgery.

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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

Weight loss surgery have you had it? I have been
Updated 8/29/2015 9:48:54 PM

Weight loss surgery have you had it? I have been 350 for 15 years I can loss some of the weight but it just comes back. It's like my body like to be there. :(...  Read more

Anyone who's had knee surgery have any suggestions
Updated 8/28/2015 11:15:24 AM

Anyone who's had knee surgery have any suggestions for getting back into the exercise saddle? I used to exercise a ton, and now I'm too afraid of hurting myself....  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

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