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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The Cost of Your Health

Posted in Weight Loss Surgery

When it comes to weight loss solutions, a factor commonly overlooked is cost. And no, we are not just talking about the endless amounts of money you are spending; we are also referring to the cost of your health. Spending on Weight Loss According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, young Canadians, ages 20 to [...]

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Weight Loss Surgery Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Posted in Living Healthy

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada represents one of the highest qualities of life in the world, with good marks in health, education, income and happiness. About eighty-two percent of Canadians stated that on an average day they have a greater amount of positive experiences such as feelings of rest, [...]

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