1. Kathleen K.

    Kathleen K. “You have to push yourself. It’s not easy, but if you do, that will open up so many more doors,” says Kathleen, wife to a military husband and mother to two children, about her weight loss journey with Anchorage Bariatrics. When her husband was home from the military, Kathleen shared that they would eat out a lot. She continued to gain weight after delivering her children. The we…Read More

  2. Jenifer B. before and after

    Jenifer B.

    Jenifer B. “Start by doing small things, make small changes. If you try to do everything at once, you’re just going to end up being a failure.” That is what Jenifer, a Criminal Justice Planner, wants to stress in her story. She also shared, “Holy moly! I’m jogging and I’m not dying!” “I had always been overweight, especially when I hit puberty,” remembers Jenifer. “My breasts d…Read More

  3. Karen P.

    Karen P. “Metamorphosis. I was a chubby caterpillar and now I am a sleek butterfly!” exclaims Karen. “The scale said 301. I have undergone 11 orthopedic surgeries and was diagnosed with MS. I was in a lot of pain and taking pain medication. I felt sorry for myself,” said Karen. Karen relates that the multiple orthopedic surgeries greatly contributed to her inactivity. When Karen was diagno…Read More

  4. Dieting vs. Mindful Eating

    What's the difference between dieting and mindful eating? Which one is better for weight loss? Dieting is basically regulating the food that is taken in - regulating what you can eat and how much you can eat. Diet plans are usually based on portions and content like carbs and fats for example. Mindful eating on the other hand is the practice of being in the moment while eating. No distractions, ju…Read More

  5. The Orbera Intragastric Balloon Procedure for Rapid Weight Loss. Contact Anchorage Bariatrics to schedule a consultation.

    Orbera Intragastric Balloon Receives FDA’s “Breakthrough Device Distinction”

    Since it’s debut more than 20 years ago, the Orbera® Intragastric Balloon has made a name for itself as the world’s #1 intragastric balloon weight loss program. This safe and non-invasive procedure from Apollo Endosurgery — a global leader in minimally invasive medical devices for gastrointestinal and bariatric procedures — requires no incisions, and has been proven to help patients exper…Read More

  6. What Are Reliable Healthcare Sources?

    Healthcare decisions are usually challenging, but after the year we've had, they can seem even more daunting. This pandemic has us wondering what's helpful and what's detrimental, especially with different perspectives all over the internet. This is also true for bariatric surgery and weight loss methods because there are all kinds of articles out there about what works and what doesn't. As medica…Read More

  7. Show Yourself Love

    We love. That's the main reason why we do the things we do. Every day, we strive to become better versions of ourselves - but for who? Why are we doing it? Why are you trying to be healthy? Why are you trying to lose weight? We hope you do it for you - because you love you. Often, we give so much to everyone we love that we forget to care for ourselves. Love yourself too so you can give more! As t…Read More

  8. How to Fulfill New Year’s Resolutions

    “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher Let's do this! Let's fulfill our resolutions, do our best, and be positive about this new year! Stop procrastinating! We had plenty of time to procrastinate last year, so this year is the time …Read More

  9. The Importance of a Positive Attitude

    Happy Holidays! How is everybody doing? It’s been a rough year, but let’s not lose sight of the good things that happened. What were your best moments this year? What are you thankful for? Look back and think only about the positive things that happened to you this year – small things, big things, they all count! Why do we ask? Because we’d like to end this year on a positive note! We’d …Read More

  10. How to Avoid Holiday Temptations

    It has been a stressful year (to say the least!) and you're finally getting a break during the holidays. But, should you indulge and give yourself a treat for surviving? Absolutely! Just make sure you indulge yourself in the right things - healthy foods, treats, and activities. We know temptations are all over the place so learn to spot them and change to a healthier course! TEMPTATION 1: Cold wea…Read More

  11. Be Comfortable in Your Own, Healthy Skin

    Society today promotes being comfortable in your own skin. While that is not a bad thing, being comfortable in an unhealthy state is not good. Obesity is a nationwide health concern and not something anyone would want to get comfortable with. With the pandemic we are all currently facing, people with serious health conditions are most at risk if infected by the coronavirus. These conditions includ…Read More

  12. Obesity and Insulin Resistance

    Having type 2 diabetes means your body is blocked from using your insulin effectively. Insulin helps control blood glucose levels by signaling the liver and muscle and fat cells to take in glucose from the blood. Insulin, therefore, helps cells take in glucose to be used for energy. (Source: www.diabetes.co.uk) Since insulin helps regulate certain blood chemical levels, it also affects your heart …Read More