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!

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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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Role of Weight Loss Surgery in Diabetes Treatment

Posted in Diabetes

If you have been diagnosed with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or prediabetes, you are no doubt hoping to stave off full-blown diabetes — but you may not be sure of how to do so. Or, if you have diabetes, you know what a struggle it can be to manage the condition and keep your sugar [...]

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The Obesity and Cancer Connection

Posted in Living Healthy

Obesity has been linked to a wide range of health issues. From diabetes to heart disease, high blood pressure, gout, sleep apnea, and more. New evidence — based on the largest study to date between body mass index (BMI) and cancer — poses the prospect of even greater health risks related to obesity. A recent [...]

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Jenni Murray’s Life Changing Decision

Posted in Living Healthy

People make life changing decisions all the time. Often, these decisions are made without deliberate thought or even realizing the monumental nature of that choice. Other times, it is a result of a calculated decision. In the case of Dame Jennifer (Jenni) Murray, broadcaster, journalist, author, and host of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour since [...]

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Exploring Coca-Cola’s Obesity Image Predicament

Posted in Diet & Nutrition

As we move into more of a health-conscious era, Coca-Cola is embracing the realization that obesity is a big problem in Canada, and a growing problem worldwide. In particular, the company has decided it’s time to take an active role in doing something positive about it while simultaneously rebranding its image, as reported by Business [...]

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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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