Lights, Camera, Food!

Posted in Tips

Many people look inward to explore their emotional eating triggers and pre-occupation with food. Self-help techniques that deal with emotional eating such as journaling or meditation can be effective as they aid in personal growth and assist with identifying triggers. However, it’s important to be aware of how external factors can contribute to a mental [...]

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Study Links Weight Loss Surgery to Reduced Mortality

Posted in Weight Loss Surgery

As obesity prevalence in Canada has tripled over the past thirty years, and the health risks associated with obesity, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, continue to rise, so have the benefits of weight loss surgery. A new study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals that patients [...]

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3 Ways Workplace Stress Adds Pounds to Your Waistline

Posted in Tips

The Globe and Mail sheds light on an often overlooked, undervalued, and ignored contributor to the waistlines of Canadian adults everywhere: Stress. According to the article, 37 percent of adults in Canada are overweight, with a full quarter meeting the criteria for obesity. There is no debate as to whether obesity is a problem of [...]

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The “Omega Awards”

Posted in Living Healthy

The Slimband is a wonderful tool to help with your weight loss and to form healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Once you have mastered how to eat with your band, you will likely want to find other ways to optimize your health. Just as carbohydrates and protein are important nutrients, fat is also [...]

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How to Avoid Winter Wardrobe Weight

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The air is crisp, the days are shorter… winter is here, and with it comes the bulky cold-weather wardrobe. Layers of knits and coats can make you look and feel like you’ve regained all the inches you’ve lost with your hard work and commitment to change. But staying warm is paramount to your comfort. There [...]

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How to Find Those Hidden Calories

Posted in Tips

Many of our favourite foods contain hidden calories and when it comes right down to it, these foods can put a serious dent in your weight loss efforts. Even if you’re just working to maintain your weight it’s worth keeping this in mind when you visit the supermarket. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t buy [...]

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Fat Shaming and Public Perception on the Obesity Crisis

Posted in Living Healthy

Fat shaming is a phenomenon by which people who are not obese attempt to “shame” people who are overweight into losing weight. Fat shamers either say mean things to overweight or obese individuals or discriminate against them in other ways, such as by providing poor service when shopping or in restaurants or treating them disrespectfully [...]

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5 Tips to Enjoy Thanksgiving – Without the Guilt!

Posted in Tips

Everyone loves the holidays; our 12 month calendar is dotted with various celebrations. Lots of holidays are based on religious celebrations and others are meant to honour our country and the people who built it. There are even holidays that honour abstract ideas, like love and peace. But, for the Slimband patient, what many of [...]

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From Father to Son – Dads Who Undergo Bariatric Surgery Have Positive Influence on Overweight Sons

Posted in Obesity

Breaking the cycle of obesity in the family tree can be one of the most difficult accomplishments on the planet. Over time, there is a sort of fatalistic acceptance of the condition as something genetic, inevitable, and unstoppable. However, a Geisinger Health System research study, published in the October 2014 issue of Obesity, recently explored [...]

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Eating a Bigger Breakfast May be Vital to Weight Loss Success

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

Do you feel like you’re making all the right moves with diet and exercise and still not achieving the success you desire? Perhaps the problem isn’t what you eat — so much as when you eat. In fact, a new study, published in the research journal Obesity, indicates that this is precisely the problem for [...]

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