Weight Loss Surgery : Get Back in Shape

September 20, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

In today’s society, most of us are suffering from the poor effect of being over weight and obese. It not only deteriorates our efficiency and stamina but also invites various other health diseases such as heart and cholesterol complications. Leading a content life can be very difficult if one suffers from health problems. For this reason only, nowadays, many people are opting for serious weight loss surgery programs so that they can ensure a healthy, long life.

Liposuction is one well known form of weight loss surgery. It is defined under the category of cosmetic surgery and is performed to remove extra amount of fat from several different parts of the human body such as neck, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, and elsewhere. In this procedure, weight is removed through the use of cannula and aspirator where the cannula is a vacant tube and the aspirator works as a suction device. By adapting this method, a person can avoid dealing with the torture of dieting and exercise. However, the fact to be noticed here is that only 10 pounds of weight can be reduced with this technique. Hence, those who wish for a heavy weight loss should not opt for the remedy of liposuction. Another very prominent kind of weight loss surgery is gastric bypass surgery. It is extremely popular because of its no side effects nature. During the gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon actually staples the upper smaller portion of the stomach and separates it from the rest of the stomach, this basically helps in reducing food consuming capacity of the body.

Before opting for any weight loss surgery, it is important for the patient to inquire about the various possible surgical options. For this purpose, you need not waste your time in the medical research centers, as each and every detailed description is available with the surgeon himself. Like any other surgical operation, even weight loss surgery has few potentially risky factors and complications. Therefore, it is very important for the patient to consult his or her doctor about all these complications beforehand. In fact, almost all the doctors, first of all, conduct a complete analysis of the patient’s body, so that if he is suffering from any kind of allergy or blood pressure problems, it can be immediately traced out. Bleeding, blood clots, indigestion, infection, loss of bodily functions and bowel obstruction are some of the other fatal reactions attached to this operation.

Weight loss surgery not only allows a person to have a good, well maintained figure but also helps in improving the overall health condition. After taking such kind of a surgery, many people succeed in regaining their well-being and self-esteem. It would not be incorrect to conclude that many weight loss programs help a patient in lowering his appetite, which is highly beneficial in restricting oneself from the intake of junk and high calorie food products. Many people, who have undergone any of these surgeries, have lost a good amount of weight. However, you should not forget that regular exercise and a strict check on diet is still important for the patient to maintain this new admirable shape of their body.

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Weight Loss – Should you Give It a Thought Or Not?

September 20, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · 1 Comment 

Do you know that those extra pounds are bad for your health? Aren’t you risking your health to future cardiovascular diseases and heart problems? Isn’t it time to look after your health? Are you finding it difficult to socialise as you are becoming an object of mockery at every party because you are obese?

If you say ‘yes’ to any of the above questions then it is time to get rid of your obesity. Obesity is considered a disease by the medical community. It has serious health risks like heart problems, diabetes, stroke, paralysis, prostrate cancer plus a dozen of other kind of diseases. Though the definite cause of obesity is far from clear there are certain theories on it. Prominent amongst them are excess food intake, heredity, laziness and lack of physical activities.

The natural method of losing weight is physical exercises and a limited diet regimen. But the natural process takes time to get a considerable weight reduction. Other method like surgery and liposuction are good as a short term solutions, but are costly and requires re-operation. But the best available method to lose weight is a combination of exercises, diet program and diet pills.

But choosing a right diet pill is a difficult task considering the different types of diet pills one has in the market today. Importantly, one should stay away from pills which say of burning fats as the lost fats return when one discontinues it. The other diet pills require an individual to maintain a controlled diet and do physical exercises. These are the kind of diet pills one should opt for.

The diet pills suppress appetite by acting on central nervous. But there are certain side effects like nausea, stomach upset, irritability, diarrhea and oily spotting etc. These diet pills require one to maintain a restricted diet regimen and do exercises, without which the effects are not noticeable.

Pills like – Phentermine, Adipex, Bontril, Didrex, Diethylpropion, Ionamin, Meridia, Phendimetrazine, Tenuate and Xenical are some of the popular weight loss diet pills prescribed by the doctors. The latest diet pill of late is Acomplia which is approved for sale in the UK and EU but is awaiting approval from FDA for sale in the US.

Obesity is such a menace that it could kill all of us with a disease or the other. It can be termed as the root cause of all future diseases. So, it would be better for us to get rid of it in whatever possible way so that we lead a disease less healthy life.

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Making it Stick – Preparing Solid Weight Loss Resolutions for 2007

September 19, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Remember last year at this time? You set your new goals. You even wrote them down. You started with the best intentions. But your best weight loss objectives were neglected before the holiday decorations were even put away. What happened? Was there a bump in the road or did you just throw in the towel because it was too hard and you talked yourself out of it?

If you want a chance to make your 2007 resolutions stick, it is time to come to terms with how resolutions get pushed aside and what you can do about it.

Top Resolution Breakers

1. Your goal is unrealistic.

Example: I will lose 25 pounds by January 30.

Flawed Method: It is impractical to think you will able to lose that much weight so quickly and then to even fathom keeping it off and still remaining healthy. It is just not realistic. Even if you did, it would all be water weight and more importantly, you are going to be losing lean muscle mass.

Realistic Objectives: Set intentions that are sensible and reachable. Understand that losing a little less than a pound per week is healthier and practical for long-term results. Give yourself a fighting chance! It’s not the time frame that matters. It’s your health and well-being that are most important. The most significant thing is that you are moving forward and progressing toward your long-term goal.

2. You do not give yourself a chance to hit a bump in the road and you have no support system to get back on track.

Example: I will not eat sugary foods. No ifs, ands or buts.

Flawed Method: Great idea, but who can live like that? The most unrealistic frame of mind is thinking that you are “super human”. All it does is set you up for failure. If you were to have a slip, you would go into the all too familiar negative self-talk of telling yourself that you are a complete failure and that you are just not worth it.

Realistic Objectives: Set a “safety date” on your calendar for creating a plan of action with a “safety friend”, life coach or buddy who understands your challenges. In those cases where there might be weakness and/or emotions that cause you to go to food for solace, it is always comforting to know you have a safe place to fall and strategize to get back on target.

You might also think about creating a Plan B for yourself (e.g. take a walk until the temptation fades away). This way you can get back on track immediately. Just remember, most people who are successful at losing weight take it one step at a time. They begin by choosing moderation rather than abstinence and they always have back-up strategies.

3. You have too many resolutions or goals.

Example: By the end of January, I will lose 15 pounds, give up eating sweets, start going to the gym, (and the list goes on…)

Flawed Method:Too many goals at once stretch every priority too thin. Having too many goals is as bad as having no goals at all. Treating everything as important makes nothing important.

Realistic Objectives: Only a limited number of goals can be pursued at the same time. Pick your priorities. Write out an action plan that you can refer to. Take on one thing at a time, and remember that this is a New Year’s resolution, so you have 12 months to develop this new healthier lifestyle.

Chart out each goal, and then commit to starting each new endeavor month to month. For instance, you might plan to join a gym in January; in February you want to join a weight loss support group, etc. Set a start and check-up date for each goal so that you can track your progress.

The key is to commit to writing down your objectives and then either holding yourself accountable or asking for assistance in the process (life coach, buddy, etc.).

4. The resolution has no specific outcome.

Example: I will join the gym sometime this year.

Flawed Method: So you are intending on exercising at a gym. But is this today, tomorrow, or in December of 2007, when your actual goal is to lose the weight as soon as possible?

Realistic Objectives: How many pounds do you want to lose? How much is it going to cost you monthly for a gym membership? Is there still money left over for leisure activities and unexpected expenses (health issues, car problems, etc.)? A winning action plan outlines what to do, when to do it and how to assess it. For example, you can weigh yourself weekly, reviewing if you are on target or if your current nutritional and exercise plans are working toward your resolution. It then gives you a chance to make changes accordingly.

5. Someone else made your resolutions for you.

Example: I will reduce my waist size four inches by April (subtext: because my significant other wants me to wear the style of clothing that I wore when we first met.)

Flawed Method: If someone else has their own intentions for you, there will not be a need for self-empowerment. You will wind up becoming resentful and irritated at the resolution itself, if not at that someone who set you up in this self-deprecating situation.

Realistic Objectives: A New Year’s Resolution must be an empowering place because it is something you personally have thought about, planned and pursued in your own time and space. The outcome of the resolution itself must have a deep and important meaning to you. It must be valid enough for you to set your mind toward doing it. If you have a case where you would like to meet both partner’s needs, it is critical not to push one partner into an uninvited activity that gratifies the other.

New Year’s Resolutions can become a “jumping off place” for many, by altering areas in their life that require self-improvement. However, it can also be a time of struggle, depression and internal conflict. You can protect yourself and increase your chances for success by considering the above steps in advance of preparing your personal resolutions.

Copyright 2007 Jeff Cadwell

Jeff Cadwell Weight Loss Surgery Life Coach 714-669-2928 http://www.jeffcadwell.com “Welcome to the beginning of the New YOU!”I am a Life Coach who is passionate about empowering people to live more robust lives -physically, emotionally and spiritually. My specialty is people who are considering or have had Weight Loss Surgery.

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