1. Lap Band Q&A

    With the obesity rate in Alaska climbing to over 31% last year, many Alaskans are considering surgical weight loss, or bariatric, procedures. One of the most popular such procedures is the Lap Band. If you have heard of this procedure and are considering it for yourself, here are some Q&A topics to help explain it further. Q: What, exactly, is the Lap Band procedure? A: A small band is surgica…Read More

  2. Mindfulness promotes good overall health

    The term "mindfulness" has become a buzzword lately. To be mindful means to consciously think about what you are doing or your situation right now, and make decisions based on those thoughts instead of just rushing full-steam ahead. So much of today's society is based upon speed - a quick Facebook update, rushing to get to work, and grabbing fast food. Taking a moment to slow down periodically thr…Read More

  3. Men & women lose weight differently

    It is no secret that men and women tend to gain and lose weight differently. Have you ever been frustrated by starting a diet and then your husband loses way more weight than you in that first week? Or are you frustrated that your wife can lose her belly fat faster than you? The male and female body differs in many ways, and not just the obvious ones. Our brains are wired differently and our hormo…Read More

  4. 4 Tips to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

    1. Set realistic goals and celebrate milestones along the way. By setting an achievable goal, you are more likely to stick with it, as the accomplishment won't be too "far away." If you do have a lofty goal (say to lose 30 pounds or more) then set some milestone goals along the way. For example, set a goal to lose 10 pounds by Valentine's Day. This is not only realistic, but it is not too far into…Read More

  5. New Year, New You

    Happy New Year! This is the time for New Beginnings, and what better way to start off 2018 than by taking care of yourself? At Anchorage Bariatrics, we believe that a new beginning can start any time, and we are here to support you 365 days a year. If now is the right time for you, let us be your partner in transforming your health, beginning with a free informational session in our office at your…Read More

  6. Happy holidays from Anchorage Bariatrics!

    From our entire team here at Anchorage Bariatrics, we're wishing you, your friends and family the most wonderful of holiday seasons yet! We have so much to be thankful for over this past year, and as we take a moment to reflect on how many people we have helped begin their journeys towards happier, healthier lives, we are humbled to be a part of this growing community of Alaskans supporting one an…Read More

  7. Which weight loss procedure is right for you?

    How will you know which weight loss procedure is right for you? At Anchorage Bariatrics, we offer many different weight loss options, including non-surgical option. Here are a few of the surgical solutions we perform: Sleeve Gastrectomy: The "sleeve" procedure is where about 85% of the stomach is removed, creating a stomach about the size and shape of a small banana. This new stomach is much small…Read More

  8. Why am I overweight?

    Are you struggling to identify the reason why you are over weight? You are not alone. Many experts have agreed that there are three main factors associated with weight gain - genetics, behavior and the environment. When you combine these three factors, it almost makes sense why more than half of Americans are over weight. Read on to understand more about how these factors contribute to weight gain…Read More

  9. What type of exerciser are you?

    What type of exerciser are you? Some of us may answer "none at all" and that's OK, too! Exercise is hard, especially if you haven't been doing it regularly. But, the benefits of daily exercise are so great that it is recommended for everyone, no matter your current fitness level. There are different types of exercisers and Dr. Robert Kushner has broken them down into the following groups: Hate to …Read More

  10. 3 Tips for Thanksgiving eating

    It is Thanksgiving week and that does NOT mean your healthy eating practices have to go down the drain. Here are three tips to help keep you on track this week and throughout the upcoming holiday season! Choose appetizers that provide visual clues: If you tend to inhale your food without realizing how much you consumed, opt for nibbles like in-shell nuts, tail-on shrimp, or appetizers on skewers. …Read More

  11. 5 Thanksgiving Hacks to Keep You on Track

    Thanksgiving doesn't have to be another dreaded holiday when it comes to food and weight. With so much to be thankful for, focusing on the good and following these tips can help you get through this season guilt-free. Hack 1: Up your exercise to help offset the inevitable additional calories. By working out more than usual in the week leading up to Thanksgiving and again on Thanksgiving day, you c…Read More

  12. 100-Calorie snacks that are actually good for you!

    100-calorie snack packs are all the rage - you can find them in almost every snack aisle at the grocery store, convenience store, or even in vending machines. But, just because the package says it is only 100 calories, doesn't mean that the food inside is actually good for you. Here are some healthy, filling snacks that will satisfy your afternoon hunger pangs and are a much better alternative tha…Read More