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Do I need weight loss surgery?

Has your weight become unmanageable? Have you had several failed attempts at dieting or weight loss? Is weight loss surgery the right option for you? Bariatric surgery is an option when other weight loss avenues have been explored and failed and is considered a lifesaving surgery. How can weight loss surgery help you? People who consider this type of bariatric surgery fall into the category of being overweight or obese. This surgery [...]

Do I need weight loss surgery? 2019-08-26T15:19:57+00:00

“So you have taken the easy way out”

“So you have taken the easy way out” This is a familiar saying that our patients tell us they have been subjected to hearing from family and friends. In reality nothing could be further from the truth. The decision to have bariatric surgery never comes lightly. It is never the first decision but comes after years of failed dieting, conversations with health care professionals and a lot of education and preparation by the patient. Although bariatric surgery is [...]

“So you have taken the easy way out” 2019-06-14T14:11:43+00:00

What are the benefits of Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery can be lifesaving For many people, bariatric surgery is a life-saving operation.  When all other weight reduction avenues have failed, surgery gives the patient a genuine alternative to produce the results needed to achieve long term weight loss goals. Extensive worldwide research has shown less than 5% of people who undertake a diet and exercise regime keep the weight off up to and beyond 5 years. Bariatric surgery has come a long way since its inception [...]

What are the benefits of Bariatric surgery 2019-06-05T11:41:13+00:00

Maladaptive Eating

What is maladaptive eating? If the Surgeon or the Dietitian has told you that you have maladaptive eating, it means that you have changed what you eat or how you eat, in such a way that it is affecting how the band works. This means that how successful you are at losing the weight, and even more importantly keeping it off in the long term, is at risk. Maladaptive eating is very common after having Bariatric surgery and that [...]

Maladaptive Eating 2019-06-05T12:56:41+00:00

Good Sleep Helps Weight Loss

How are sleep and weight gain related? As we are all aware, if we are overweight or obese, our quality of sleep is often compromised as well as our health. Maybe something we didn’t know that one of the keys to helping shed those pounds is sleeping in! So what is considered enough sleep? For adults, anywhere between 7 and 9 hours per night and a little more for teenagers and more again for smaller children. Unfortunately, [...]

Good Sleep Helps Weight Loss 2019-05-24T11:30:55+00:00

Food Cravings And How To Stop Being Tempted

You know that old saying, “Try not to think about an elephant”, then all you can think about is an elephant. Why does it feel exactly the same when it comes to food and weight loss? Have you ever noticed that the food cravings kick in when the fast food ads come on? Right before dinner time and if you’re hungry they seem twice as loud and twice as colourful. Or what about being on a low carb, [...]

Food Cravings And How To Stop Being Tempted 2018-12-14T11:23:42+00:00

The BMI Scale and What Does It Mean

The BMI Scale And What It Means Health professionals have developed a key indicator when it comes to assessing the weight to height ratios known as the BMI scale. This calculates the proportion of your height to your weight indicating a healthy weight range for your height. It is important to note this should be measured with your waist size because waist measurement is also a key component when assessing fat carried around the gut area. To get [...]

The BMI Scale and What Does It Mean 2018-12-14T11:25:26+00:00

Cost Of Weight Loss Surgery

There are many reasons to look at the cost of weight loss surgery.  There may be a financial cost and it is important to research all the options available to you. The financial cost of having weight loss surgery is made up from many different sources.  It is best to speak to your health care professional regarding this before considering any bariatric surgery. Hospital charges for bed stay Hospital charges for operating theatre session Equipment used in the [...]

Cost Of Weight Loss Surgery 2018-11-28T12:16:46+00:00

5 Weight Loss Surgery Myths Busted

There are many misnomers and myths surrounding weight loss surgery. It is quite a common procedure these days and the marketing and information surrounding this topic can often be misleading. Details regarding weight loss surgery can also often be misreported by the media. Here are 5 of the most commonly reported myths around weight loss procedures. Weight Loss Surgery has High Risks When weight loss surgery was first introduced in the 1970 and 1980s it [...]

5 Weight Loss Surgery Myths Busted 2018-11-30T12:13:44+00:00

The Obesity Epidemic That’s Killing Our Australia!

What Is Obesity And Why Are We In An Obesity Epidemic In Australia? Obesity, simply put, is as an excess of body fat that is considered to be at the level which it is negative to your health. When a person is classified as 'obese' by a doctor, the level of body fat involved is considered chronic because of the inflammation in the body the extra weight causes. When the body consumes more calories than is required, the [...]

The Obesity Epidemic That’s Killing Our Australia! 2018-09-19T10:30:30+00:00