1. How to Overcome Barriers

    Are you trying to incorporate exercise into your daily routine but finding it difficult? Overcoming the "I don't have time" obstacle can be a challenge. Any time you change up your routine, things feel "off" for a little while until the new routine eventually becomes the norm. Attempting to add a two hour gym workout five days a week is probably not going to sit well with your schedule, so start s…Read More

  2. In the News!

    Last week, Dr. Clark and Dr. Lee were guests on NPR 91.1 Line One show with Dr. Thad Woodard. The topic was Surgical Options for Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux, and the doctors discussed many types of procedures that can be done to help people. Click here to listen to the show! In addition to surgical options, like those discussed on the radio show, Anchorage Bariatrics offers medication assi…Read More

  3. Medication Assisted Weight Loss

    Are you struggling to lose weight but not quite ready to consider surgery? If you have not yet tried medication assisted weight loss, it might be worth a shot. Medicines such as Phentermine can help with impulse control, allowing you to make better food choices, as well as help curb cravings. When added to a healthy diet and exercise program, these medications can assist with weight loss in patien…Read More

  4. Eat Dinner For Breakfast And Breakfast For Dinner!

    Breakfast! You may have heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," well, its true! People who eat a big, hearty breakfast tend to feel less hungry throughout the day, tend to snack less, and make healthier food choices. If you have your bigger meals earlier in the day and smaller ones in the afternoon and evening, your metabolism will adjust and you will lose more weight in the …Read More

  5. We’re Here To Help You

    Over the past year, Anchorage Bariatrics has grown into the premier center for Alaskans seeking surgical and non-surgical weight loss options. We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Sean Lee to our team of surgeons! Dr. Lee is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at Duke University. He was drawn to bariatrics due to its proactive nature and a…Read More

  6. Prepare for Weight Loss Success

    “Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” - Robert H. Schuller “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” - H. Jackson Brown Jr. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” - Benjamin Franklin You may have guessed what these quotes have in common - preparation is key to success. This concept applies to most aspects of life, an…Read More

  7. New Direction For Your Diet

    At Anchorage Bariatrics, we know that drastic diets and depriving yourself of all your favorite foods is a recipe for failure. With this in mind, our program incorporates New Directions engineered meal supplements that are ketogenic, or fat burning, with traditional grocery foods. This diet, when combined with increased exercise and activity, can help you lose two to four pounds per week. Whether …Read More

  8. Are You Drinking Your Calories?

    Did you know that one ounce of liquor has about 70-80 calories? And a lite beer has roughly 100. Consider these facts next time you belly up to the bar - you could be drinking way more calories than you realize. Another calorie sneak is the mixers that usually come with that one ounce of liquor. Rum and Coke is a popular one, so factor in an extra 50-75 calories if you drink these. A cocktail like…Read More

  9. Pat’s Story

    Imagine having to get off a crowded elevator because you caused it to be over the weight limit. Or not being able to participate in a zip line adventure on your family’s vacation to the Philippines. This is what Pat, a decorated former member of the US Air Force, was dealing with after a decade of gaining weight. Ashamed of his body, Pat would sneak away when it was time to take family photos. T…Read More

  10. One Of The All-Time Healthiest Foods!

    Did you know that Anchorage Bariatrics has a Clinical Dietitian on staff? Erika Van Calcar, MS, RDN, LDN, is here to help you reach all of your weight loss and general health goals. She will make sure you receive a well-balanced diet while undergoing weight loss treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. You can also see Erika even if you're not an existing patient. Erika will help you get rid o…Read More

  11. The Great Outdoors

    It's the height of summertime in Alaska! This is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all that our beautiful state has to offer. Flattop Mountain is the most hiked mountain in Alaska - have you tried it? The 1.5 mile trail to the summit provides gorgeous views of Mt. McKinley and the Aleutian Islands. If you're not up for that, try the path to the overlook, its just a short walk. The Tony Kno…Read More

  12. Benefits Of Fiber

    Can fiber help you lose weight? Well, that depends, but mostly the answer is yes, as long as you're getting it from whole fruits and vegetables. Soluble, viscous fiber - the kind found in asparagus, legumes, brussels sprouts and oats, among others - will help you feel full longer, therefore causing you to naturally eat less. They also contain the type of fiber that feeds the healthy, good gut bact…Read More