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Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss or bariatric surgery helps you lose weight and lowers your risk of medical problems associated with obesity.

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Thinking about weight-loss surgery? 4 things to consider

Weight-loss surgery can help you shed pounds and lower your risk of medical problems brought on by obesity. Here's what you need to know about this procedure.

Kathriena Greenwell, M.D. By Kathriena Greenwell August 18, 2023

What's the skinny on weight-loss drugs?

While losing weight appears to be simple, many people find it challenging. Now there's a new tool to help. Get the details on a prescription medication that can curb your appetite.

May 25, 2023

Valentine's Day survival guide

Valentine's Day may sabotage your healthy weight plans. Learn what you can do to navigate this day full of indulgences so you can still enjoy it.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter February 13, 2023

1-2-3 approach to eating fruits and veggies

If your goal is to eat more fruits and veggies, learn how counting to three can help you reach five or more servings a day.

December 30, 2022

George Hite's journey through addictions, weight loss

George Hite is happy and engaged in life. But that wasn't always the case. He battled addictions to opiates and food. But thanks to lots of hard work and bariatric surgery, he is a changed man.

December 22, 2022

Setting SMART goals for success

Whether you're starting a new exercise program, trying to eat healthier or find some time for yourself, setting SMART goals positions you for success.

Joanne Genewick DO By Joanne Genewick December 20, 2022

Should I take vitamins and supplements after weight-loss surgery?

If you've had weight-loss, or bariatric, surgery, learn if you can or need to take vitamins and supplements to get all your nutrients.

Heidi Bednarchuk, C.N.S. By Heidi Bednarchuk April 8, 2022
Grace Fjeldberg RDN By Grace Fjeldberg April 8, 2022

10 tips for getting your weight loss back on track

Has your weight loss slowed, or are the numbers on the scale creeping up? Here are 10 tips to help you get back on track.

Heidi Bednarchuk, C.N.S. By Heidi Bednarchuk April 1, 2022

Don't fall for fad diets

Hear about a diet plan that seems too good to be true? It probably is. Learn the signs of a fad diet and three key elements in all healthy plans.

Jamie Pronschinske, RDN, CD By Jamie Pronschinske March 2, 2022

Does exercise help you lose weight?

Your first instinct may be to go to the gym when you want to lose weight. Learn why this may not produce the results you want and what's more effective.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim March 3, 2021

Strategies to control portions

Knowing how to eat healthier can help you take control of how much you eat each day. Start with these tips to remind you of easy ways to judge food portions.

Jamie Pronschinske, RDN, CD By Jamie Pronschinske January 25, 2021

Are you ready to change habits to lose weight?

Think you're ready to take on the challenge to lose the extra weight? This readiness assessment can help you get on track for success. 

Rhonda Jenson By Rhonda Jenson January 14, 2021