Category: weight loss

How to Avoid the So-Called “Festive 15”

The holidays are upon us…again. Another chance to eat, drink and be merry. But don’t use this opportunity to overeat. Amanda Erickson, chief clinical dietician at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, offers a few reasons people gain weight this time of year and tips on how to stay on course during this holiday season finale. RELAX The myth that the average American gains 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day has been debunked by several researchers. On average, the holiday weight gain is closer to one pound, as opposed to 7 to 10 pounds this time of… Read more.

Expert Q&A: New, Available Treatment in the Weight Loss Journey

HCA-affiliated Drs. Michael Snyder and Matthew Brengman are two of only a select few bariatric surgeons trained on the newly approved ORBERA Intragastric Balloon weight loss procedure. The procedure was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August. Both doctors were involved in the FDA trial of the gastric balloon. We followed up with them to learn more about obesity, the new procedure and how it differs from other weight loss surgeries. Dr. Michael Snyder Q:  Why are we or should we be concerned about obesity? A: There are nearly two billion adults who are overweight or… Read more.

Five Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

We all know that it can be easy to put on a few extra pounds around the holidays. Our friends at H2U work with people everyday to help them achieve their health goals – like losing weight. I asked them if they had any advice for our readers (that’d be you), to help avoid some of the unwanted weight gain that can happen during the holidays. H2U sent over a great video and we’ve embedded it below. We hope you enjoy it and we wish you all a happy and healthy holiday!

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