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Is BMI Accurate? Learn More About BMI and Other Health Measurements

If you’re interested in bariatric surgery, or if you’ve already undergone the procedure, you’re likely well-acquainted with your Body Mass Index (BMI). For the uneducated, BMI is a mathematical formula based on weight and height that’s used to calculate percentage of body fat. Use our BMI calculator to determine your own body mass index.   …

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Weight Loss Vitamins and Supplements: Do They Really Work

We see advertisements every day for weight loss vitamins and supplements that will help you “magically” melt away the pounds. In a country struggling with an obesity epidemic, many Americans are willing to do or try anything to lose weight. From fad diets to taking pills of various shapes, colors, and sizes, we’re a nation that’s…

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The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for Bariatric Patients

  The holidays are just around the corner! If you’ve just had bariatric surgery or intend on having surgery, you’ve taken the first step to living a healthier lifestyle. What better way to celebrate your new lease on life than by making a wish list of items dedicated to weight loss and healthy living?…

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Coping with the Hurdles of Mental Health After Bariatric Surgery

The risks of bariatric surgery expand beyond just the physical strain of the actual procedure itself. Bariatric surgery can take a significant emotional toll on the patient as well. While it’s to be expected that mental stress will alleviate over time as you lose weight post-surgery, you will still need time to adjust to your…

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