Better Self-Care for Diabetics or Anyone

Living with diabetes (or living in general) means practicing self care - and not just when it comes to blood sugars, doctors appointments, labs, carb counting, and the likes there of. Self care means logging off and reading a good book or watching a movie. Self care is taking a walk or making time for …

When The Stress Stops The Weight Drops

Too much stress flowing your body can be damaging for both your mental health, as well as your body itself. Chronic stress can lead too many negative consequences, including: Muscle breakdown Fat gain Hormonal abnormalities Anxiety and depression There are many different things that can cause stress without you even realizing it. Below lists some …

Is Social Media Feeding An Addiction?

We are all addicts, all hooked on a natural chemical produced in our brains. We get a fix when someone likes our Instagram picture or the retweet notification pops up. It all goes back to something called dopamine, which is found in lizard brains and in every animal up to homo sapiens, although humans do have …

Injury Prevention When Running: How to protect yourself as a bariatric patient or any runner

As we know there are some benefits to running, as there is with any type of exercise or movement in general. Benefits include reductions in risk of chronic diseases, like Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, but overall can help strengthen your body. But there can be some risks to running especially …

Myth Vs Fact: What The Supplement Industry Won’t Tell You

Supplement companies don't out right lie but they do manipulate and stretch the truth about their products. This is the 11 common ones that they manipulate the most. 11. Supplements Will Build Muscle Think that by simply taking a supplement you’ll start building muscle right away? It’s time to think again.  Supplements will only help …

Eating Negatives and Shitting Rainbows

Your body follows your brain. If you're zoning out, your intensity slows. If you're thinking about wanting to stop, well, your body will eventually listen. The right mindset is crucial. Its all about being attentive and optimistic. To keep those positive vibes going, pick up a mantra (like "Stay with it"). Say it on repeat …

A Pathway To Overcoming Bariatric Toxicity

It is possible that any type of negative talk about yourself, or just negative thinking in general can affect not only your mood but your overall self image of yourself. An example is sometimes people get down on themselves about their weight and it can have a ripple effect that boosts serious health risks. A …

The Problem and SOLUTION to Food Addiction

Written by Cherise Peterson, certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist through National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Go to NASM.org and validate credentials by entering certificate ID 1170096191. Do you like food? Most people do like food as they know it feeds their body and their body needs food to be able to function. Do you feel like …

Worry Less From Bariatric Stress in 5 Steps!

Whenever the brain perceived something as “bad” it starts to worry about it. But often times there is no real utility to the worry, it only serves to dig us into a deeper hole and blinds us to the joys that might be waiting around the corner. Here is one of the best cartoons I’ve found that …

Thursday’s Thought of the Day

When out of sight out of mind isn’t the option, what do you do? This is where your WILL POWER needs to take over. Realize what you want to achieve. What is WILL POWER? It is the internal strength inside of you. Not motivation, not inspiration, but an the internal ability to push yourself forward in …

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