The Importance of Support

Posted in Weight Loss Surgery

Even if you are highly motivated to lose weight and keep it off, actually losing the weight, maintaining your weight loss, and preventing future weight gain is more difficult if your friends, family members, or other members of your support network don’t back your efforts. A great way to keep yourself inspired to achieve your [...]

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Weight Bias in the Workplace

Posted in Obesity

Obesity in the work place costs companies an alarming amount of money. That’s a fact. One estimate puts the costs associated with employing obese people at $285,000 per year for a company with 1,000 employees. As a nation, obesity is costing Canada roughly $4.3 billion dollars in direct costs according to the most recent 2005 [...]

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Realistic Goals will lead to Success!

Posted in Losing Weight

We all want to fit back into the pair of jeans we loved to wear in our junior years. They hugged our hips right, made us look good, and gave us that confidence we have been missing. However, we at Slimband ask: is this a realistic goal? A recent study on weight loss expectations found [...]

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The Truth about Protein

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

We often hear that protein is essential for the maintenance and repair of muscles, organs, skin, and hair. The most common diet plans are based on findings that suggest increased amounts of protein may decrease hunger and increase the feeling of fullness. Many people who want to build muscle and lose weight also believe that [...]

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Fat Does Not Make You Fat

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

Contrary to what you’ve been taught most of your life, experts now claim that fats do not make you fat. While this goes against the grain and several decades of education based on flawed assumptions, the truth is this. Sugar, not fat, makes you fat. New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Mark Hyman, discusses on [...]

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The Only Sure Fire Way to Cure Obesity

Posted in Losing Weight

Medical sciences correspondent for CBS News, Kelly Crowe, delves deeper into the challenges of obesity and finds that over the long term, the only sure fire way to cure obesity is to surgically shrink the stomach. After years of research, countless studies, and several randomized clinical trials, it’s becoming clear that permanent weight loss without [...]

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Obesity Rates Increasing Worldwide

Posted in Obesity

In what has been described as the “most comprehensive global study to date,” researchers found an alarming increase in the rates of obesity across the globe. Whether it’s citizens of rich countries or poor nations, women or men, or adults or children, the study concluded that all were much less likely to be obese, or [...]

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Popular isn’t always Better!

Posted in Weight Loss Surgery

If you are suffering from being overweight, determining the healthiest option to achieve weight loss can be confusing. This yo-yo cycle of dieting many of us fall into, is caused by our motivation to lose weight along with a lack of awareness about ‘what actually works’. Barry L. Fisher and Philip Schauer found that weight [...]

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Escaping the Egg Hunt

Posted in Tips

The holidays are enjoyable times of the year that give us reason to gather with family and friends in a happy exchange of enjoyment and good company. However, for many of us the holidays are also known as a time where we overindulge in goodies and food. Let’s take Easter for instance! Stores are stacked [...]

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Why do we Yo-Yo?

Posted in Losing Weight

The most discouraging outcome for those of us who want to lose weight is regaining it all back once it’s gone. Unfortunately, this happens more often than we would hope, leaving us trapped in a yo-yo cycle of weight loss and weight regain. What if we increased our awareness? And discovered why some of us [...]

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