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To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin

To Track Carbs, Tap Into the Glycemic Index … and Its Cousin

By Len Canter, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Rather than just counting carbs, you might want to get familiar with the glycemic index and the glycemic load, numeric weighting systems that rank carb-based foods based...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Keeping Track of Healthy Calories

Keeping Track of Healthy Calories

By Len Canter, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even when eating nutritiously, healthy aging depends on moderating the number of calories you take in.Surprisingly, studies show that if you follow a healthy diet, but eat...
Posted 12/07/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyObesityTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with obesity isn't always easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Which Weight-Loss Surgery Is Best?

Which Weight-Loss Surgery Is Best?

By Serena Gordon, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deciding to have weight-loss surgery is tough enough, but then you have to choose between several procedures -- each with different risks and potential weight loss.So...
Posted 11/09/2018
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Wait Times for Obesity Surgery Are Growing

Wait Times for Obesity Surgery Are Growing

By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to have weight-loss surgery are facing much longer wait times now than a decade ago, a new study finds.Among weight-loss surgery patients in Michigan, the...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak Chopra We all experience fear....
Posted 09/07/2018
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of MyObesityTeam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying to be a...
Posted 08/29/2018
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What fruits and vegetables are in season?

What fruits and vegetables are in season?

One way to eat a healthier diet and include more fruits and vegetables is to eat what’s seasonally available. There’s a farmer’s market close to the office, so this past week's purchases were a cantaloupe, some basil, a couple of peaches. Time for...
Posted 08/27/2018
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The Importance of Trusting Yourself

The Importance of Trusting Yourself

Studies have shown that the more we take ownership of our condition, the more engaged we are in maintaining behaviors that help us live better.An important factor in having the confidence to take this ownership is self-trust."If something doesn't...
Posted 08/20/2018
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Treatments for Obesity

Treatments for Obesity

Losing weight is difficult for many people. Keeping it off can be even harder. There are many approaches when trying to lose weight, and no one approach is effective for everyone who tries it. Types of treatments for obesityLifestyle changes –...
Posted 08/15/2018
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