1. Mind Over Matter

    It’s all in the mind. Don’t we hear that all too often? But, it is true - the mind is the most powerful thing we have. Let’s reflect on our health. Is your mind caring for your body enough? Every day we go about our busy lives usually just taking what fits our schedule – whatever food is available fast, what exercise we can do fast (or do we even have time for that?) or what we can accompl…Read More

  2. The Myth of Comfort Food

    Of course you've heard of "comfort food" and probably have a few favorites of your own. However, have you ever really thought about why comfort food exists and why you have such a strong desire to eat it? For most of us, comfort foods are rooted in traditions and emotional events. Think birthday cake on your birthday or turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving. These are things you look forward to and …Read More

  3. 10 Ways to Get Moving!

    Now that the temperatures are beginning to warm up a bit, getting outside and moving around might sound more appealing. There are so many outdoor activities that will get you the daily exercise you need that we cannot even begin to list them all... so here's a few to get you started! Walk your dog or walk your child to and from school Hike Flattop Mountain, Falls Creek and/or Winner Creek Trails T…Read More

  4. Working together to help serve you better

    Last Thursday, we hosted our second Open House event for medical providers in the state. The goal of this event was to educate the medical community so that we, as healthcare providers, can give you the best possible medical care and advice. We welcomed about 100 providers, gave tours of our facilities, and enjoyed refreshments and music while discussing ways to help Alaskans live longer, happier,…Read More

  5. We’ve been busy working to help YOU!

    Did you know that we have doubled the size of our state-of-the-art clinic in Midtown Anchorage, brought on new providers and new services to help you, and have become the first bariatrics clinic in the state to offer psychological services alongside bariatrics? Phew! We've been busy! We added two licensed clinical psychologists to our team and partnered with local boutique gym Body Renew as a way …Read More

  6. Are you ready for the journey?

    Some individuals arrive at Anchorage Bariatrics following years of contemplating bariatric surgery. Others step through our front door urged by their primary care physician. Whatever your motivation, once you check into our office, you become our patient and we all keep your best interests paramount. The decision to undertake weight loss bariatric surgery is a major step and not one to be taken li…Read More

  7. We are here for you!

    At Anchorage Bariatrics, we provide complete support for our patients, from nutrition counseling, psychological evaluations and emotional support, exercise plans (both in-house and through our partnership with Body Renew), as well as support groups and of course, pre- and post-operative care. We take patient confidentiality very seriously. Many of our encouraging staff have personal experience wit…Read More

  8. Vitamins and minerals are critical to your health

    Our modern diets include many foods that have been genetically altered to provide better taste, fewer calories, reduced fat, and many other “desirable” tradeoffs. Sadly, many of these alterations come at the expense of the nutritional content of the food. This is why it is important that we all take a good daily multivitamin. This is especially true for our patients on weight loss medications …Read More

  9. Good nutrition is the foundation for weight loss

    Nutrition is the foundation for all of your body's basic needs. You can control how you feel through nutrition, your weight, your energy levels - pretty much your entire body from your digestive system to your skin and hair are impacted by what you eat. That is why healthy nutrition is so important and also why fad or starvation diets don't work. To lose weight, you need to decrease the overall nu…Read More

  10. How small changes can lead to BIG changes

    Want to have a healthier, well-balanced diet so you can lose weight? Unfortunately, there isn't a magic solution, but this tip comes pretty close - are you ready for it?! Make one small change to your eating habits. Just one. Pick anything - cut out soda, stop eating after 7pm, choose an apple instead of a bag of chips, eat oatmeal and fruit for breakfast every day - pretty much any healthy change…Read More

  11. To eat or not to eat? That is the question.

    We all know that a healthy diet consists of a wide variety of foods that provide nutrients to support our bodies, but when are the best times to consume these nutrients? And how do you fuel your body while cutting calories to lose weight? Your metabolism can be compared to a machine - your body needs "fuel" to run efficiently. If you don't put gas in your car, it can't go. If you don't put food in…Read More

  12. Exciting new partnership with Body Renew and what it means for you!

    We are so excited to announce our new partnership with Body Renew, a fitness center that specializes in helping people overcome their physical, mental and emotional obstacles to achieve a healthier body. So, what does this partnership mean for you? It is a way to incorporate the physical component into the weight loss programs we offer at Anchorage Bariatrics. Our patients can work with the expert…Read More