Lap-Band® Blog Posts

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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Is the scale stuck in one spot? If you can’t get that stubborn number to go down, you might be wracking your brain to figure out what you’ve been doing wrong. If you are struggling to lose weight, …
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What are my Weight-Loss Surgery Options?

Are you ready to consider weight-loss surgery? There is plenty of research to comb through, so we’ve created a quick guide to help you understand your options before making your choice. Gastric Byp…
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What is BMI and Why Does it Matter?

Body Mass Index (BMI) is an easily calculable number if you know your height and weight. Despite it being so easy to calculate, there is a lot of controversy surrounding BMI. Many people don’t know…
Weird Weight-Loss Beliefs
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Weird Weight-Loss Beliefs

Chances are, if you’ve done any sort of research about how to lose weight—whether you searched for recipes or physical activity plans—you’ve gotten more than a few ads promising weight-loss cures. …
Success Story Spotlight: Debbie
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Success Story Spotlight: Debbie

Have you tried to lose weight but you can’t seem to lose a pound? Or perhaps you have managed to lose weight following a new diet, but once you began to adjust to a normal eating plan, you gained a…
Breast Cancer and Obesity
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Breast Cancer and Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that approximately 42.4% of the American adult population is obese. Does obesity increase your risk for breast cancer? Obesity can make the…
Curbing Mindless Eating
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Curbing Mindless Eating

Do you find yourself sitting on the couch, mindlessly staring at the television and reaching into a bag of chips or box of cookies? Mindless snacking and mindless eating can cause you to consume a …
Overcoming Weight Loss Fear
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Overcoming Weight-Loss Fear

Losing weight can be scary. The same reasons you may have gained weight may be the same reasons you are scared to lose weight. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know that it isn’t particular…
Sticking to Health Goals During the Holidays
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Sticking to Health Goals During the Holidays

November is officially here! That means Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are right around the corner! With the holidays nearly here—no matter which ones you celebrate—cravings and temptation…
The Importance of Hydration
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The Importance of Hydration

Staying hydrated is especially important during the summer months, when it’s excessively hot and much easier to become dehydrated. If you have just had the Lap-Band® Surgery, it is even more crucia…