“There are no bad foods,” they said, “only bad quantities. Everything in moderation.” In this same spirit, many experts claimed the type of exercise we do is irrelevant — as long as we get our heart rate up for a certain amount of time so that we burn a lot of calories. This dual set of recommendations led to a world where nearly half of all women and a third of all men are following a diet plan while the fitness industry has blossomed into a $30 billion business that employs more than a half a million people.1 In other words, we trusted the experts and took the calorie-counting concept to heart. Here is what that has done to our hearts (and waistlines): Data source: http://www.cdc.gov/brfss Judging by these results, the calorie-counting approach is not effective. We’re trying, but it’s not working — anywhere. The worldwide rate of obesity has more than doubled since 1980.
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Download these apps to support your weight loss (Video)
News on October 1 . “Our premise was that because patients who are undergoing bariatric surgery were undergoing such dramatic weight loss, whatever chronic pain they were going through would be relieved and their need for medication would be reduced,” said study author Marsha Raebel, of Kaiser Permanente Colorado in Denver. “We were very surprised to find we were totally wrong. Not only did their chronic use of opioids not go down, it actually went up.” Researchers discovered that bariatric patients who already used opioid painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin increased their drug intake by 13 percent during the first year after surgery. And rather than decrease their dependence as they lost more weight over time, these patients had increased their drug intake by 18 percent three years after.
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Weight loss surgery can increase pain killer dependence, warn researchers
Modify your goal as you progress. DailyBurn FoodScanner – This app uses your iPhones camera to scan barcodes on food and provide complete nutritional information. This is a simple way to determine daily caloric intake. No signup is required, however, to access nutrition history and macronutrient breakdown, sync with a DailyBurn account. Diet ScanCalc Scan a product barcode with this app and it provides nutritional information, as well as a food score. The food score is much like Weight Watchers points, however they are not affiliated.
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Weight Loss Surgery from Beverly Hills Physicians can Change Lives
While lap band surgery has a remarkable record of effectiveness, it is still only one of many weight loss options found at Beverly Hills Physicians. In fact, bariatric treatments like the sleeve gastrectomy often prove more appropriate for those whose weight is significantly higher than what is considered healthy. The procedure involves the removal of roughly 85% of the stomach, with the remainder sewn into a sleeve-like shape. One of the most exciting aspects of weight loss with bariatric surgery is that patients don’t just lose weight, but they also often feel healthy, energized and happy while doing it making it a treatment that truly embodies the BHP philosophy! Where you go matters, and when seeking life-changing weight loss surgery from California’s premier network of medical professionals, there is no better place to go than Beverly Hills Physicians. Whether you’re seeking to lose weight in order to enhance the quality of your life, or you’re looking to embrace your aesthetic beauty through one of their incredible cosmetic procedures, BHP will happily assist you in achieving your health and wellness goals.
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