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As anyone who’s attempted weight loss knows, getting motivated isn’t the tough part; it’s staying motivated. There are so many factors that can negatively influence someone attempting to lose weight, and some of them may be thoroughly unexpected. As a highly trained and renowned bariatric surgeon, Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is very familiar with the obstacles posed to the severely obese. One of them is the changing seasons. As the weather turns, so do people’s attitudes. Because the benefits of weight loss are so significant and life altering, Dr. Feiz and Associates offer key tips to help with weight loss challenges; including how to navigate seasonal difficulties.

Sitting all day and leading an inactive lifestyle can have harmful, long-term effects on our health. Especially with office jobs, it is important to try to stay active!

Sedentary lifestyle - A lifestyle that is predominantly inactive. Those who sit for 5 or more hours a day.

Most of us grew up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also generally thought that eating breakfast helps one lose weight, or at the very least helps to maintain your weight. Recent health and wellness studies have brought that conventional wisdom into question. It is possible that eating early in the morning is simply a correlation, and not causation, of weight loss.

Los Angeles, CA, September 24, 2014 – Writing for two of the leading medical journals, BMJ and JAMA, medical investigators Dr. David Arterburn and Dr. Anita Courcoulas recently took up the question of whether weight loss surgery is needed for severely obese individuals. As explained in an article on the Group Health Research Institute website, they found that a review of the available information offers "growing evidence that bariatric surgery can prolong life and prompt reductions in weight and associated conditions like diabetes and heart attacks." In the face of this reality, Michael Feiz, M.D. and his team at Dr. Feiz and Associates urge severely obese people to put aside questionable weight loss methods and seriously explore truly viable medical options like bariatric weight loss procedures.

When you're trying to lose weight, it may seem like you need a magic wand and voodoo chant to be successful, but you really don't. You also don't need to diet or deprive yourself. You can get the weight loss results you want by making small, healthy lifestyle changes. Here are 10 things you can do to lose weight without dieting:

Crossfit is the relatively new, explosively popular trend on the fitness scene. This combination of gymnastics, aerobics, and weight lifting is known for the intensity of its workouts and the zeal of its adherents. But what impact can this program really have on your health and wellness?

We recently announced 13 new members to our Medical Advisory Board, continuing the tradition of providing effective business direction and quality industry insights to the LocateADoc.com team.

A recent survey of 23,000 obese individuals showed that 60 percent are not taking any steps to lose weight. This has interesting implications for the professionals and individuals that work to conquer obesity. The 60 percent surveyed that were not taking steps to lose weight is particularly alarming. Being obese can lead to a variety of health issues, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, metabolic syndrome, abnormal blood fats, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and gallstones among others. It can also raise the risk of certain cancers, including colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder. Obesity can also cause reproductive problems for women.

If you are like many people in the American workforce, you have a job that requires you to sit at a desk for 40 hours - or more - every single week. People who remain sedentary for such long periods of time can face long term risks to their general health and wellness.

Bariatric surgery has given many individuals the feeling that they have a second chance at life. After years, even decades, of struggling with obesity, many find relief by turning to this tested and proven weight loss procedure.

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