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Obesity Weight Loss Surgery Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Obesity Weight Loss Surgery.

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

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

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

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

The Facts on Weight Management and Cancer

Many pressing reasons exist to avoid being overweight or obese and, unfortunately, cancer is one of them. It has long been known that excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. But, fewer people know about the frig...  Read more

Anyone heard about Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss?
Updated 7/27/2014 12:27:04 AM

A few days ago I came across a newspaper article about hypnosis for weight loss. It was really interesting so I searched up a little more on the internet. Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that utilises the power of positive sugges...  Read more

Can Stomach Problems Prevent Weight Loss?
Updated 7/25/2014 3:44:00 PM

Hello, I need some help. I have been trying to lose weight for 2 years now unsuccessfully. I don't know what else to do. I first started gaining weight when I went to college. It was the freshman 15. And that was fine. Everyone gains some weight...  Read more

told my doctor I need help losing weight..
Updated 7/25/2014 1:03:37 PM

So I told my doctor I needed help to lose weight he told me to either go to Jenny Craig or do a 500 calorie diet.. so I tried the diet and I failed.. I did it for 2 whole days. I was super tired and really dizzy even the walls were spinning. and st...  Read more

Weight Loss Buddy Needed
Updated 7/25/2014 10:24:22 PM

The problem with me is that I have lost weight in the past. And by that I mean a lot of weight. But I have gained it again due to my carelessness. I am back on track again, but the momentum is not as it was the last time. So I need a buddy with whom...  Read more

Anyone with a LOT of weight to lose?
Updated 7/24/2014 9:53:11 PM

I've got a FitBit, a membership at the Y, my SparkPeople Account ... but I've got a long, long, long journey ahead of me. Anyone else like me?...  Read more

Portion Control and...soda....

I was taught that when your at a party or event, take the smallest plate and dont let your foods touch, it limits what you cna get and consume and as for soda...kick it in the butt, the carbonation expands your stomach and makes you feel less full!...  Read more

If you have a BMI of 35 or higher, consider Weight Loss Surgery

The fact is that for people with a lot of weight to lose (BMI over 35). only 5 percent of those who try traditional diet and exercise planssucceed in losing the weight AND KEEPING IT OFF!! On the other hand, with weight loss surgery, 95% succeed in...  Read more

TOPS Friends

Friends from a TOPS weight loss support group. Welcome all TOPS and KOPS!...  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