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How dieting affects your metabolism

How Dieting Ruins Your Metabolism and How to Fix It

Metabolism is the process in which your body converts calories into energy, explaining why there is a lot of talk around metabolism and your weight. We have all tried dieting in an effort to shed some lbs, but what you may not know is that the constant dieting, caloric restriction, and overtraining is making it […]
Intermittent Fasting after weight loss surgery

Intermittent Fasting 101: An Introduction

Intermittent fasting seems to be another rising health trend and one that is said to promote weight loss and simplicity—if done appropriately. It is not a diet, but rather a pattern of eating. It involves alternating between periods of fasting and eating. There are no stipulations on what you can or can’t eat, unlike some […]
Paleo and whole30 diet after bariatric surgery

The Paleo and Whole 30 Diet for Bariatric Patients

When we talk about eating an all natural, whole food diet, we are referring to eating foods that are minimally processed. There are many benefits to eating a diet rich in vegetables and farm-raised meats, including weight loss and lowering your risk of chronic disease such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and much more. So […]
Healthy Popsicles

4th of July Yogurt Pops

The 4th of July is around the corner and for a bariatric patient, it can be a bit intimidating. Between the hamburgers and hot dogs, potatoes chips, and red white and blue cupcakes, the 4th of July (among other holidays) is a bariatric patients nightmare. So we have crafted these yummy yogurt popsicles that are […]
The worst types of diets

The Worst Types of Diets

It is estimated that about 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. However, two-thirds of the US population is considered overweight or obese based on their body mass index. With the steady rise in the obesity rate, it is no surprise Americans are turning to extreme methods to lose weight.
supplements to take after weight loss surgery

Why You Should Begin Taking Supplements

I frequently get questions about taking supplements including how often you should take them, for how long, and what types of supplements you need to take. Contrary to some medical articles I have read that show no benefit to taking supplements, I am a huge advocate for supplements, for many reasons.
fad diets the dangerous side effects

Fad Diets: The Dangerous Side Effects

Do you ever wonder why at Live Healthy MD we promote a lifestyle change and not a diet? Diets just don’t work! How many times have you started your healthy eating kick with the elimination of all processed foods, all sugar, all carbs, and basically anything that tastes good? Yeah, we have all been there.
managing cravings after weight loss surgery

5 Tips for Managing Cravings

We all experience food cravings—and it seems as though the times we are trying to eat healthy and lose weight, the cravings intensify. Can anyone relate? Cravings are a natural feeling that can tell you about about your psychology or physiology and it is okay to give into them every once in a while—notice I said […]