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Obesity Surgery Forum Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Obesity Surgery Forum.

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

Spark Your Motivation with SparkTeams

If you've joined a SparkTeam and want to become an active member of the Team, but aren't sure where to begin, then this guide is for you! We'll explain the SparkTeam basics so you can get the most out of your SparkTeam experience. Fi...  Read more

Research Study Recommends SparkPeople

These days, it's not uncommon for people to make decisions that affect their health based on information that they find on the Internet. But can you trust the weight loss advice you find on Internet message boards? When it comes to weight loss, a...  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 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

Fear of gaining as recovering from surgery
Updated 9/26/2016 4:04:17 PM

I have 2 surgeries in 2 years and now facing another one.. When I had the first one (Which wasnt the first on feet,,, this upcoming one is 23 or 24 on them) in June of 15 I was NOT allowed to move than to the couch, bed, toilet and that was IT ! I l...  Read more

Has anyone ever had bariatric surgery? ? Would li
Updated 9/22/2016 7:23:16 PM

Has anyone ever had bariatric surgery? ? Would like to find something else that is having it or has had gastric sleeve to keep in touch with. I am scheduled for surgery on the 25th of October. Need to lose another 128 lbs and get my health back....  Read more

Forum notifications
Updated 9/22/2016 8:22:20 PM

I don't really want my email blowing up with notifications... so is there a way to know about replies on the forum, other than email?...  Read more

Due to fibroid tumors I was 235. After surgery I am now 227. I came across this app to help me get t
Updated 9/21/2016 11:50:32 AM

Due to fibroid tumors I was 235. After surgery I am now 227. I came across this app to help me get to my ideal weight. My weight lost and this app is very encouraging....  Read more

Hi! New 2 this forum!
Updated 9/19/2016 12:59:14 PM

Hi! I'm new to this forum! I'm 51 (will b 52 in march). I started my journey on May 27th and lost 32 lbs before joining SP at the beginning of September. I've heard about how it may be harder for me at my age to lose weight but to be honest I'm a pre...  Read more

One of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.

Obesity TreatmentOne of the keys to successful weight loss is to have realistic goals.The treatment for obesity is weight loss, and there are a number of ways to achieve that, including:Diet and lifestyle changesPrescription medicinesWeight-loss surg...  Read more

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

United States Obesity Epidemic Continues to SpreadA new report outlining how obesity threatens America's future reveals that obesity rates climbed over the past year in 16 states, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessi...  Read more

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  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