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Meet Abby

In 2018 Abby joined the Chicago, IL Walk from Obesity. Shortly before the Walk, Abby underwent bariatric surgery after feeling like her health was spiraling out of control. “It's only been 12 weeks since my surgery and I feel so different already! I've lost about 50 pounds and my energy is already so much [...]

By |2019-01-30T10:55:49-04:00January 30th, 2019|Walker Stories|0 Comments

Sleep and Our Weight

Sleep is an invaluable part of our daily lives. However, we often overlook the impact of sleep on our overall health, including weight. Sleep impacts weight in important ways, in fact research has identified that short sleep duration and poor sleep quality are risk factors for the development of obesity. Sleep loss impacts weight [...]

By |2019-01-29T13:15:30-04:00January 29th, 2019|Newsletter|0 Comments

Exercise & Long Term Weight Loss

Exercise is insurance for long term weight loss…I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I tell this to my clients.  So many people seek my advice for exercise and weight loss and although exercise in and of itself may not facilitate significant weight loss, it is paramount to long term weight [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:42:45-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

How to Start an Activity/Exercise Program

If you are new to activity or exercise, or if you have been away from a regular activity program for a period of time, here are some tips that you might find helpful. Think about decreasing your sedentary time and increasing your active time. By moving more and sitting less, you will use more [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:42:50-04:00December 3rd, 2018|Newsletter|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Oksana Karpov

Oksana Karpov, DO, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? Obesity medicine specialist employs various techniques to help patients achieve their goals. A big part of it is a behavioral change [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:49:22-04:00December 3rd, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Interval Training

Can you see yourself having fun during a challenging workout…smiling or laughing along the way? Do you think you can walk away from a training session lasting 20 minutes happier than an hour-long training session? Interval training can do just that for you, but you’re probably thinking you have to perform High-Intensity Intervals (also [...]

By |2018-10-01T09:47:23-04:00October 1st, 2018|Fitness Corner|0 Comments

Headwork

Have you ever wondered why you are an expert at losing weight but not an expert at keeping it off? If so, you are not alone. As a bariatric behaviorist, I have heard countless patients share the same sentiment. I am here to tell you: IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!  Obesity is a complex [...]

By |2018-10-01T09:45:59-04:00October 1st, 2018|Newsletter|0 Comments

Interview with Dr. Vicki March

12pt;">Vicki March, MD, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity medicine physician. What unique skill set can the obesity medicine physician bring to the bariatric surgical setting? The Obesity Medicine Specialist is uniquely positioned to provide:  Initial referral to the bariatric surgeon Pre-surgical weight loss supervision if recommended [...]

By |2018-09-26T12:57:04-04:00October 1st, 2018|American Board of Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Walker Spotlight: Cathy Carr-Dadin

In this month's Walker Spotlight we spoke with Cathy Carr-Dadin. Cathy participated in the 2017 and 2018 Maryland/DC Walk from Obesity as not only a bariatric surgery patient but as a Bariatric Coordinator for the Saint Agnes Bariatric Surgery program. "I had a BMI of 58 and as a nurse, I knew this was [...]

By |2018-08-03T17:21:07-04:00August 6th, 2018|Walker Stories|0 Comments

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