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10Aug, 2017

Can You Afford Not To Have Bariatric Surgery?

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Can You Afford Not To Have Bariatric Surgery? The cost of weight loss surgery may seem high but the cost of not having it is even higher Weight loss surgery is the only proven solution to achieve sustainable weight loss, yet only 1.5% of suitable candidates are seeking surgery to combat their battle with obesity. This indicates that only 1.5% of obese adults in Australia are committed to improving their health, reducing their risk of disease and extending their life expectancy. Fear of social judgement, fear of failure and the […]
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20Jun, 2017

8 Weight Loss Surgery Myths

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8 Weight Loss Surgery Myths It’s the easy way out Losing weight and keeping it off is probably one of the hardest things you will do in your life. Unlike other vices such as cigarettes and alcohol, you cannot just quit eating food. You must learn how to eat food without giving in to temptation, to have that little bit extra or indulge in too many sweets. To consider losing weight alone is crazy and the literature proves it! Long-term failure is the rule with more than 95% of people […]
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8Jun, 2017

8 Reasons Why Weight Loss Surgery Could Be The Right Choice For You

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The thought of having surgery to achieve sustainable weight loss is, for a lot of people, scary and confronting. The perception that it’s ‘too extreme’ an intervention for you to consider, could be stopping you from getting the treatment you need to reach your health goals.   Weight loss surgery should be an option on the table, alongside other weight loss tools, as it could be the one that’s the best fit for you. Let’s take a look at 8 compelling reasons why weight loss surgery could be the right choice […]
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18May, 2017

Sleep Apnoea and How This Is Cured with Weight Loss Surgery

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Sleep Apnoea and How This Is Cured with Weight Loss Surgery   Weight loss surgery, also referred to as bariatric surgery, seems to be totally unrelated to sleep apnoea. However, there is actually a strong connection between the two. If you are suffering from sleep apnoea, this may be the best option for you. There are several medical procedures that can be performed which can lead to weight loss. Some of the most common weight loss procedures used are adjustable gastric band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. In some cases, a […]
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5May, 2017

How To Beat Food Cravings

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Beat Food Cravings It’s 4pm and you are going about your day, just as you normally would then bang! You must have a double choc brownie, now!! A sense of urgency comes over you, you feel uncomfortable, irritable and distracted from what you were doing a minute earlier. Perhaps a slight sweat is starting to break out, a sense of panic about where you are going to get a brownie from, right now!! Welcome to the (not so) wonderful world of food cravings! Almost everyone has experienced a food craving […]
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12Apr, 2017

10 Tips To Tackle Non-Hungry Eating

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Tips To Tackle Non-Hungry Eating Do you struggle with non-hungry eating? Perhaps it’s the after dinner snacking, the 4pm sweet treat or the chocolate bowl in the office. This type of eating is often the cause of poor weight loss, when you’re doing everything else right. The gastric band is a fantastic tool to help reduce meal portions and physical hunger but it doesn’t directly help to tackle non-hungry eating. The single best way to take control of your non-hungry eating for good, is to practice mindful eating everyday. Here […]
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21Mar, 2017

Stress, Weight Gain and Weight Loss

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  Stress, Weight Gain and Weight Loss By Dr Leah Brennan – Clinical and Health Psychologist Centre for Eating, Weight and Body Image Stress can have a strange effect on health behaviours, weight, and health. Often intense acute stress can reduce appetite and lead to weight loss in the short-term. However, chronic stress is linked to weight gain and health problems.  It can be difficult to maintain healthy behaviours such as planning and preparing healthy meals and snacks and exercising regularly when you are feeling stressed, and this can lead to weight […]
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20Mar, 2017

Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Band?

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  Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Band? To get the best from your lap band procedure, you need to be aware of the different zones – it will help you in reaching your weight loss and health improvement goals. Always listen to your body and maintain regular contact with us if you’re concerned, we are here to help. The Yellow Zone Symptoms: Eating big meals Not being satisfied after eating small healthy meals Struggling to lose any weight If you’re experiencing above, it’s most likely that your […]
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15Mar, 2017

7 Reasons You Should Be Eating Sweet Potato

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 7 Reasons You Should Be Eating Sweet Potato Sweet potatoes are a healthier choice than regular white potatoes. As meal portions get smaller after weight loss surgery, the nutrition in every bite counts. Lets take a look at the top 7 reasons why you should be eating sweet potato to help fill the nutritional gaps in your diet. Good source of Vitamin B6 Weight loss after bariatric surgery can trigger elevated levels of the amino acid homocysteine, in the blood stream. This can have detrimental affects on health such as […]
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16Feb, 2017

SUMMER SMOOTHIES: – 5 delicious and nutritious recipes you’ll love

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  SUMMER SMOOTHIES: – 5 delicious and nutritious recipes you’ll love  Do you struggle to find time to prepare and eat a nutritious meal? Could your diet do with some more fruit and vegetables? These 5 healthy smoothies are a fast, easy and convenient way to get your daily dose of vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre. And the best part is that you can drink them on the run! So fire up your blender and give it a try for a delicious, nutritious meal on the go. All smoothie recipes […]
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