1. Social Support and Your Weight Loss Journey

    Losing weight is hard. Doing it alone is even harder. Did you know that it is much easier to stick with a weight loss plan when you have support? In fact, having support while trying to lose weight can make the difference between success and failure. Research has shown that having friends or family members who are supportive of your healthy eating and exercise goals is important for long-term weig…Read More

  2. Interested in Bariatric Surgery Before the End of the Year? Don’t Delay!

    Are you struggling to lose weight? In order to live a healthy life, it’s important to be at a healthy weight. But, for many, this does not come so easily. Whether it's genetics, a disability, lack of access to a healthy diet, inability to exercise, or any variety of reasons, there is another solution — bariatric surgery. Are you interested in having bariatric surgery before the end of the ye…Read More

  3. Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss

    At Anchorage Bariatrics, we are proud of our patients' efforts in their weight loss journeys. We know how hard you have worked and want you to look and feel your best. We realize the effects that weight loss has on the entire body. That's why we are happy to be able to bring Dr. Leland Webb, renowned plastic surgeon, to our clinic on May 20 and May 23. Weight loss is great, but we also want you t…Read More

  4. Medication-Assisted Weight Loss – Is It Right for Me?

    When we think about losing weight, we automatically think about making changes to the way we eat and increasing our activity level. But what if these changes aren't enough for us to lose the weight we want to lose? That's when weight loss medications may be helpful! Weight loss medication can be considered an important component in the overall plan to attain healthy weight goals. In order to quali…Read More

  5. What is laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy?

    Your doctor may recommend bariatric surgery if you are severely overweight. One of these bariatric surgery procedures is known as sleeve gastrectomy.  The sleeve gastrectomy is performed using minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. This involves making five small incisions (less than an inch long) in the abdomen and performing the procedure using a video camera and long instruments that are pla…Read More

  6. Understanding Your BMI

    Body mass index (BMI) is a ratio of a person's weight (in pounds) to their height (in inches). BMI is an inexpensive and easy screening method to determine weight category - underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obesity. It does not diagnose the body fatness or health of an individual.BMI is a calculation of your size that takes into account your height and weight. It shows the relationship…Read More

  7. New Year, New You!

    The New Year is already in full swing! A lot of us make New Year's resolutions. So what does that mean? A New Year's resolution is a promise to do something differently in the new year. Some resolutions include things like losing weight, eating healthy, or getting more exercise. Self-improvement tends to be the focus of a lot of resolutions. Whether you made a New Year's resolution or set some go…Read More

  8. 10 Tips to get through the holiday season

    The holidays are in full swing! That in itself is enough to create anxiety and discouragement for anyone on a weight loss journey this time of the year. But, don't dismay! We've put together some tips to help you survive the holidays and enjoy this special time of year. The Reason for the Season Try to think about the real reasons we are celebrating the season. It is a time for getting together wi…Read More

  9. Keeping your weight-loss goals on track during the holidays

    Uh-Oh! Once again the Thanksgiving holiday has snuck up on us. Is it possible to enjoy the day without the guilt when you're trying to lose weight? Absolutely! Thanksgiving does not have to sabotage your weight loss goals. With a little before-hand knowledge, you can enjoy that Thanksgiving meal and leave the guilt behind! Here are some tips to keep in mind: Get Active Start by getting active and …Read More

  10. “I wish I had done it sooner…”

    "I wish I had done it sooner...." - The most common line you will see in our patients' testimonials. We understand that surgery is a big decision and the process of decision-making involves many people - but the decision is yours to make. You might ask, "How am I supposed to do that then? Where do I even start?" We suggest doing some research: (1) First of all, don't hesitate to ask your primary …Read More

  11. Technology and Your Health

    Technology has really taken us far - from counting our daily steps to aiding in surgical procedures. How can we use this technology in weight loss? The very basic is the pedometer or the step counter. Isn't it nice when you see (in real time) the progress you are making with regards to your fitness goal? There are many devices that offer a lot of health monitors, such as smart watches. A smart wa…Read More

  12. How are you?

    With all that is going on right now, we cannot deny that we are all stressed and this is taking a toll on our overall well-being. That is - our mind, our heart, and our body's health. How are you? How is your heart? We hope you are keeping things bright (the word we're trying to say is positive, but it just has a bad rap right now so...) because your mental health is a big factor in your overa…Read More