Lose weight without worrying about food? Imagine this?! Via Popular Science "Safe and effective weight loss doesn't yet come in a pill, but maybe one day it will. A new study has found a chemical that keeps mice from gaining weight through overeating. The drug also seemed to protect lab mice from some of the harmful effects of obesity: When researchers measured the mice's blood, they found reduced levels of insulin, cholesterol, and other molecules, compared to obese mice who didn't get the drug." 'Imaginary meal' tricks the body into losing weight - Salk Institute - News Release. “This pill... Read more


Katie Hopkins: My Fat Story Discovery - http://press.discovery.com/uk/tlc/programs/katie-hopkins/ Premieres Friday 2nd January, 9.00pm Outspoken TV personality, Katie Hopkins has hit the headlines for her controversial views on obesity; insisting that fat people are lazy, saying that she would not employ someone who is overweight, and claiming that losing weight is easy. Earlier this year Katie hit the headlines again revealing her new three stone heavier figure. Sick of hearing people's excuses for being overweight and justifying Britain's obesity crisis, Katie had decided to prove her argument by piling on the pounds to experience being weight, before attempting to lose it... Read more

Exercise improves insulin sensitivity after gastric bypass

Clinical trial demonstrates additive effect of exercise following gastric bypass. So. do. it. I know, I know, easier said than done. Over 75 million adults in the US are obese. These individuals are predisposed to health complications, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Gastric bypass surgery results in dramatic weight loss and can improve diabetes symptoms in obese patients. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that exercise following bypass surgery provides additional benefit for obese patients. Bret Goodpaster and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh conducted a study on individuals that had recently undergone gastric bypass... Read more

Patients With Psychiatric Illness Require Close Watch After Bariatric Surgery

Patients With Psychiatric Illness Require Close Watch After Bariatric Surgery A study conducted in Brazil and presented at a poster session at the 2014 annual meeting of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders looked at six cases in which patients committed suicide or attempted suicide after bariatric surgery. The study did not specify the form of weight loss surgery that each patient underwent. Three of the six patients who underwent the surgery had an anxiety disorder and had previous psychiatric treatment, a fact that needs to be given consideration, said Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCP(C),... Read more

If you're happy and you know it. #eatasnack

The most authentic commercial yet from Weight Watchers. WW you win with this one, although it doesn't exactly motivate me to go sign up for your plan (...was that the goal -- because I didn't catch that vibe, I just laughed and wanted a snack for a second?) I still LOVE THIS because it's truth all right here for us emotional eaters. Sorry not sorry I agree. Read more

As many of you -- I have had lower back pain for years, and in my normal Beth way I have ignored it or (...don't tell anyone!) medicated it with NSAIDS off and on, and heat, and exercise, and stretching. AND GOD DAMN IT, IT HURTS. Source - Healio NSAID use is contraindicated in gastric bypass patients as it can cause serious ulcers. I started popping them like candy recently. No. good. The back pain comes in cycles and never really goes away. It gets to the point where I cannot ignore it and I am currently in a Flare... Read more

I think mine is broken. I go for SALTY every time. I hereby define this study in the flesh. Everything tastes too, everything to me. -MM Via Science Daily from ASMBS - People with obesity may have an unexpected ally after weight-loss surgery: their tongues. New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine finds patients who reported a decrease in taste intensity after bariatric surgery had significantly higher excess weight loss after three months than those whose taste intensity became higher. Findings from the new study, "Does Taste Perception Change After Bariatric Surgery?", were presented here at the 31st... Read more

Imagine a standardized bariatric vitamin label! Could it happen? Via Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes - Last week, at the 4th Dietitian Obesity Learning Retreat, co-hosted by the Canadian Obesity Network and Dietitians Canada, Jennifer Brown, co-chair of the Ontario Bariatric Network Dietitian Task Force creator of the bariatric surgery subgroup of the Dietitians of Canada – Diabetes Obesity and Cardiovascular network, presented a neat little nutrition label-style compilation of the essential vitamin and mineral requirements for post-bariatric surgery patients. Jennifer has been a Registered Dietitian with The Ottawa Hospital Weight Management Clinic and Bariatric Centre of Excellence since 2007 and... Read more

I might be doing something ... right by my daily doses of unsweetened cocoa! I have serious memory issues if you did not notice, on account of the epilepsy, and I assume that someday I'm going to be in a home for the memory impaired. So every time I see a study like this -- I go OOOOH! LOOOK! THIS! I don't take them very seriously, but I read them ALL. Firstly, it was sponsored in part by a chocolate candy-maker. And, yeah. But check it. The brain area outlined in yellow is the hippocampus; the dentate gyrus is shown... Read more

Thank you Bariatric Advantage, now TAKE THEM, Beth. Since the OAC Event I am LOVING the Advanced Multi- EA Chewables - EASY PEASY two-chewables a day and done. Advanced Multi EA is a full spectrum multiple vitamin/mineral formula scientifically developed to Enhance absorption. The innovative micelle technology improves absorption of critical fat soluble Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Read more

Via OAC - The OAC is proud to announce that we are debuting a NEW pilot Your Weight Matters Local Events program with YWMLocal - Boston 2014! In less than a month, we will bring the Your Weight Matters message to Boston and the local surrounding community. We invite you to join us in Boston for this groundbreaking FREE educational event at the Westin Boston Waterfront on November 2, 2014, from 11:30 am – 4:00 pm. The OAC welcomes our members and their family members, friends and colleagues from all throughout the northeast to this opportunity to experience a local... Read more

Deciphering between the truths of others can cloud our ability to see our own reality. Holding onto the things that weigh us down can create debilitating physical FAT and emotional Falsely Acquired Thoughts (F.A.T.) Change the brain, change the body, and find out how to fight F.A.T. for real. Presented by Merrill Littleberry, LCSW, LCDC, CCM, CI-CPT, a licensed psychotherapist and understands the debilitating effects of emotional and physical weight. Read more

HEYYYYY #RosieO'Donnell The View - Lap band is “antiquated” Band Bashing and Hating

Via - The View & Rosie.com Chris Christie in the news: The New Jersey Governor was recently seen at a GOP fundraiser showing off his 85 lb. weight loss from last year’s lap-band surgery. Whoopi said at first he said his weight was no one’s business. Nicollethinks if Chris Christie wants to run for President his health is everyone’s business as he has to have the stamina for the job. Nicolle is a big fan of Chris Christie and observed that even Republicans who don’t want him to become president should “want our field to be as populated as possible,... Read more

I am off to Orlando for the Obesity Action Coalition #YWM2014 event! It's a three-peat for me. Here's some pertinent information from the OAC that you need to check out the LIVE-STREAM starting Friday -- It’s hard to believe that the Convention is practically here already – this time tomorrow we’ll be getting into the full swing of things, with record-breaking numbers of attendees. It’s fantastic to see more attendees coming from all kinds of places, including Costa Rica, Saudia Arabia and Canada! We know that although many of you are joining us for YWM2014 beginning tomorrow, some are unable... Read more

Did you watch this last night? "I don't want you to go through what your dad has gone through." -Dr. So -- you KNOW I am thinking it -- I probably yelled AT THE TV. I would like to know what happened to Rob's dad after all this crying and freaking out with the shaming of the wheel-chair. I hate when information about weight loss surgery is thrown out there to the general public like "this" without any context. Biggest Loser, please explain. I understand that the producers like to create 'breakthrough' moments with the contestants to get them motivated... Read more

I have a need for these, Bariatric Advantage. I adore citrus-y flavored vitamins. Tropical orange calcium chews in a 500 mg dose. Yes, please! Take less - Get more! Our Calcium Citrate 500 Chewy Bite delivers 500 mg of elemental calcium as calcium citrate in a delicious chew. They also contain a full 500 IU of vitamin D3 for healthy absorption.* These chews are sugar-free and with minimal carbs, so you can get the calcium you need. Each chew is individually wrapped so you can take them with you wherever you go. You can pre-order them here, use my validation... Read more