The Science Behind the Struggle: Why It’s Hard to Lose Weight
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Why it is hard to lose weight

Losing weight can be a challenging journey, and it’s not just about willpower and discipline. From a physiological standpoint, our bodies are wired to resist weight loss, making the process more complex than it may seem. In this blog, we’ll delve into the science behind why its hard to lose weight and shed light on […]

In today’s fast-paced world, many of us find ourselves struggling with how to lose belly fat. Not only can it affect our self-esteem, but it’s also linked to various health risks. The good news is that with determination, a healthy lifestyle, and the right guidance, you can shed those unwanted pounds around your midsection. In […]

Imagine a future where you’ve successfully undergone bariatric surgery, embarked on a journey toward a healthier you, and are now setting your sights on a goal – achieving your ideal Body Mass Index (BMI). In this blog, we’ll delve into the importance of understanding your BMI, how it relates to your post-bariatric surgery journey, and […]

For those who have undergone bariatric surgery with hopes of a transformed life and body, the journey can be as challenging as it is rewarding. It’s a path that requires commitment, change, and resilience. But what happens when it’s harder to achieve weight loss goals than initially expected? It can be disheartening, but it’s important […]

Ozempic and Wegovy are two brand names that have been making waves in the world of diabetes management and weight loss. Although they stem from the same active ingredient, semaglutide, their FDA-approved uses cater to different, yet sometimes overlapping, medical needs. For bariatric patients, these medications could play a role in managing weight and related […]

For individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery, the holiday season can bring unique challenges when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While it’s a time of celebration and indulgence, it’s important for bariatric patients to be mindful of their dietary choices to avoid weight gain over the holidays. We want our patients to find […]

A weight loss plateau after bariatric surgery is quite common and can be frustrating, especially if you have experienced success thus far on your weight loss journey. You can feel defeated when the number on the scale doesn’t budge despite all the hard work you have put into your health journey.  8 Tips to Overcome […]

Weight fluctuations after bariatric surgery are more common than many patients are led to initially believe. Weight loss surgery can help patients lose a significant amount of weight; however, it does not come without changing lifestyle habits, including diet and exercise.  Weight fluctuating between +/- 5 to 10 pounds is completely normal and happens to […]

Are you looking for tips for successful weight loss? You’re in the right place! Obesity is an epidemic. Worldwide, the rate of obesity has more than tripled since 1975. In the United States, close to 70% of Americans are overweight or obese. At the current rate, all American adults will be affected by obesity by 2048. The best-proven […]

As a surgeon, husband, and father, I have a very busy schedule. So, I have developed a few weight loss tips for a busy schedule that I use to keep myself healthy.  3 Weight Loss Tips For a Busy Schedule The idea of losing weight may seem so achievable, that is until life gets in […]

Weight loss after bariatric surgery is centered around eating a healthy diet, yet many patients wonder if they should be tracking calories or macros to optimize their journey. Nutrition after bariatric surgery is a key component to achieving long-term weight loss success. With all kinds of diet fads emerging, one of the most fundamental concepts […]

When you need to lose 100+ pounds, getting started on a weight loss plan can be daunting. Most of our patients tell us that the weight gain happened over a period of several years, but it is one triggering event that acts as a “wake-up call” to their health. They might’ve held a little extra […]

Before having weight loss surgery, many patients have found it difficult to lose weight and ultimately keep it off. In fact, many of my patients, pre and post-bariatric surgery, will say that they have done everything; “I’ve gone through all the different weight loss programs. I’ve tried weight loss pills. My doctors have done all […]

Getting a good night’s rest is an essential aspect of achieving overall wellness. We need quality sleep for optimal health because it serves as the time when the body can heal and repair itself. It also impacts many of your bodily functions—including your mood, mental clarity, immune system, weight, and overall health. The Science of […]

Despite what you may think, all “healthy” foods are not created equal. The food industry has spent billions of dollars on marketing certain foods that claim to be “healthy”. And unless you are doing your own research on food nutrition and food science, you are likely falling prey to this form of information dissemination. So we […]

Research has shown that subjects given stevia-containing foods or beverages consumed fewer calories throughout the day; therefore weight loss with stevia is attainable. The bottom line is that the only way to lose weight is to create a calorie deficit by eating fewer calories than your body burns for energy. There are many ways to accomplish this, and targeting […]

There is a common belief that men lose weight faster than women under the same circumstances. And this belief reigns true in most cases. I see this all the time in my practice, where men seemingly have to do very little to lose weight compared to their female counterparts. The weight loss men experience can be […]

Labor Day marks the end of summer (unofficially) and that means the kids are back in school and vacations are over. With things calming down, you may be reflecting on your summer thinking “where has the time gone?”. If you are anything like the other million Americans, summer has probably derailed your weight loss goals. […]

This week we decided to take a trip to the grocery store to show you guys how to go grocery shopping for weight loss like a pro! We get a lot of questions about what our patients can and can not eat before and after surgery. I am showing you all how to navigate the […]

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