About Weight Loss

Education is Key after Weight Loss Surgery

There is a wealth of research indicating that those who focus on making changes to their lifestyle habits prior to weight loss surgery are the most successful at reaching their weight loss goals and maintaining their new healthy weight in the future. Much of what makes the difference here is education. Those who take the time to learn the ins and outs of living a healthy lifestyle prior to undergoing bariatric surgery are better prepared for the changes that come afterwards. [Read more]

Education for Bariatric Surgery Success

Psychologists have proven that people who are well prepared for the realities of their weight management program are typically more successful than people who go into a program full of hope but a bit fuzzy on the details. [Read more]

Weight Loss for GERD

Losing weight may provide relief from chronic heartburn, even for those who struggle with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Overweight and obese men and women struggle with acid reflux disease at a much higher prevalence rate than their healthy-weight counterparts. [Read more]

Understanding the Glycemic Index

Carbohydrates are one of the six essential nutrients. Despite common talk about avoiding carbohydrates for weight loss, our bodies require them to thrive. Carbohydrates contain sugar. When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks down that sugar and absorbs it into the cells with the help of a hormone called insulin, where it is then converted to fuel and used for energy. [Read more]

After Bariatric Surgery, Think Outside the Scale

Your bariatric surgeon will ensure that your weight loss stays on track with regular weigh-ins, so there’s no need to discourage yourself by stepping up on the scale every day. [Read more]

Keep Exercise Intense after Bariatric Surgery

Just after bariatric surgery in Albany or Macon, fitness will probably be fairly new to you. It takes time to adjust to regular exercise and the early days of your routine will be full of challenges and sore muscles. But after a while, the same workouts will not produce the same results—to continue improving your fitness you’ll need to continue upping the intensity and find ways to make your exercise time more productive. [Read more]

Beyond the Scale: Personal Weight Loss Goals

In reality, the reading of the scale is not always the best measure of your progress—focusing on its minor daily fluctuations can become discouraging. [Read more]

Inspiring Words for Inspirational Weight Loss

If losing weight was simple no-one would be struggling with obesity. As it is, about two-thirds of the adult population in the United States struggle with their weight. The longer you are overweight or obese, the harder it becomes to lose weight—and keeping weight off once it is gone is even harder. Weight loss surgery makes this process easier, as it helps restrict stomach capacity and reduces hunger so you can follow a healthier diet without the constant frustration feeling hungry. [Read more]

Adding People to Your Support System

Once you’ve started to incorporate family and friends as a support system you may start to feel more confident that you can tackle the challenges posed by your weight loss journey. This can be a great feeling, but wouldn’t it feel even better to keep building on that support system; to create a weight loss safety net capable of catching you any time you slip, stumble or fall? [Read more]

Write It Down: How a food journal can help you lose weight

Exercise equipment, support groups, a carefully-planned menu—these can all be invaluable tools in every Macon Lap Band patient’s quest to lose weight. However, many weight loss patients may not be taking advantage of two other useful items that can be found in just about any home in America: pen and paper. [Read more]