Sarah is sharing her story to help dispel the myth that bariatric surgery is for lazy people who want the easy way out.

“Obese people are real people with real issues; sometimes their weight problems are rooted in a medical condition. People think that bariatric surgery is a quick-fix so you can continue to eat mashed potatoes and watch TV all day. That’s not the case. If you are serious about changing your habits and want to regain your life, then think about it. Go to a seminar.” ~Sarah B.

Sarah said it all. There can be many causes for weight gain beyond unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise. There are medical conditions that actually cause weight gain, such as Hypothyroidism, Cushing’s Syndrome, Depression, and in Sarah’s case, it was the use of hormonal birth control pills.

This is where bariatric support groups are really helpful. In these support groups, you can learn more about conditions, causes, effects and how we may be able to help you in achieving your weight loss goals. Talk to us!

If you would like more information about how Anchorage Bariatrics can help you with a customized weight loss solution, would like to attend a free informational seminar, please call us at 907-644-THIN.

Aqua Jogging

Water activities are particularly well suited for people who have painful joints or difficulty moving. Aqua jogging is simply running in the water with the help of a buoyancy belt. You get all of the benefits of running or walking without the impact.

Your feet shouldn’t touch the bottom of the pool when you aqua jog. This may seem counter-intuitive, but you move forward in your lap lane only by moving your legs against the water.

It takes more effort than you might imagine, so start slowly and increase the intensity and duration of your workout as you begin to feel fitter. If you are uncomfortable in the deep end, begin in the shallow area and gradually move into deeper water as your comfort level increases.

Easy to Find Kitchen Ingredient to Fight Belly Fat: Garlic

Garlic is a great detoxifying food. It boosts metabolism, eliminates fat from cells, improves cholesterol levels, reduces blood pressure, is a diuretic, and most of all, it makes everything flavorful without adding many calories. It’s not just for weight loss, it also has a lot of medicinal uses, too!