GUEST POST: A bit of stress can fire us up – raising adrenaline levels and a desire to succeed. But chronic stress can lead to persistently high levels of the hormone cortisol, which appears to play a role in obesity and the pattern of fat deposition around the middle. This beer belly, paunch or
The noise coming at a person considering metabolic and bariatric surgery can be deafening. Intense emotions about these procedures can influence personal decision making and even the scientific literature. The best antidote is to focus on the facts. A new study in PLOS Medicine provides a well-validated set of nine key outcomes for metabolic surgery.
Whilst I shun headline-grabbing attention relating to diets and ‘getting body beautiful’ for anything, I do follow some of the research behind them. None more so than the esteemed and respected Dr Brian Wansink. So whilst dieting for me and many others post-wls is a thing of the past, I do recognise the sense
There are a number of misconceptions surrounding weight loss surgery, here we detail 10 key facts that you should be aware of if considering surgery. 1. Bariatric patients are on average morbidly obese In 2014 the average BMI for UK patients at the time of their bariatric surgery was 48.8. A
I firmly believe that its the small things that can make the biggest differences after WLS. Yesterday (see here) we looked at the importance of portion control and today here’s another aid – journalling or keeping a food diary. I try as hard as possible to do this daily and now it has become routine.