Many people believe that feeling grateful improves emotional and physical health. Expressing appreciation for what you have rather than wallowing or grousing can certainly help one to feel happy.
Being in a good mood or feeling content doesn’t automatically translate into weight loss, but it can boost mental and physical energy which can help if you’ve resolved to lose weight and improve your health.
What is body image distortion? Body image distortion has nothing to do with whether you’re overweight, at an ideal weight, young, old, male or female. “Double vision” as some people call it, is when can’t see your beauty because all you notice are “imperfections.”
It can also mean that you see yourself differently from the way you actually are. For example, you might be slim, but you see yourself as heavy.
It’s been six months since your weight loss surgery. You’ve adjusted to the post-bariatric diet. You’re enjoying tasty high-protein, low carbohydrate foods and learning that small portions are satisfying.
Most days you’re fitting in 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, reaping the benefits of working out regularly. After years of looking, you’ve discovered the formula for weight loss: bariatric surgery followed by lifestyle changes.
Carrying extra weight can be a vicious cycle. The pounds make exercise more difficult. Inactivity contributes to weight gain. If you’re overweight, this circular conundrum is probably all too familiar. Normal daily activity in addition to exercise can be painful if you have arthritic joints.
Squinting and calculating at food labels may soon be a thing of the past. The Food and Drug Administration recently rolled out a more user-friendly design for the nation’s food packages. The new look displays calories in a large, bold type. Serving sizes have been updated to match the way most people eat. In addition, the labels will make it easier for those who want to limit sugar in their diet.
Are you ready to lose weight and live a healthier life? Maybe you’ve tried to stick with exercise and a healthy diet before. Maybe it worked, and you lost weight. But, if you’re like most people who resolve to lose weight, you’ve probably had mixed results. You may have lost weight, but then the pounds crept back. Sometimes this frustrating cycle can go on for years.
Weight loss surgery should be used more often as a treatment for diabetes recommends new guidelines. The guidelines were published recently in the journal Diabetes Care, a publication of the American Diabetes Association.
Your stomach is a marvel. It works on your behalf 24-7, turning food into energy. When it’s out of sorts, you feel it immediately. Whether it’s burning, bloating or that queasy feeling you get when a virus hits, there’s no ignoring tummy trouble.
Most people don’t know how the digestive system works, and that is one reason why stomach issues are so hard to cope with.
Weight loss surgery improves type 2 diabetes immediately after the operation. Diabetic patients who have bariatric surgery often see reductions in blood sugar levels within days of their procedure.
Welcome to the diet plateau. It gets crowded because just about everyone gets stuck here at one time or another. There are many reasons weight loss can stall. Sometimes you lose motivation, bad habits creep back or you underestimate the calories, carbs or portions you’re eating.