Why is it important to watch your weight? Our weight reveals plenty about our health status.

Being underweight could mean malnourishment, fragile bones, a weak immune system and growth and development problems. Being overweight can influence one’s chances of becoming a candidate for diseases like heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and cancer. It can also make you susceptible to unnecessary aches and pains, like joint pain, diabetic nerve pain, and foot pain.

Take the first step to identifying your weight status by using our BMI Calculator. Once you know which category you fit into, you’ll be able to make a more educated choice when it comes to the type of weight loss options that could be right for you. The next step is to implement a plan for weight loss, whether that’s contacting our office for a surgical or non-surgical consultation, a visit with our nutritionist to evaluate your diet and choose a lower calorie plan, and/or beginning an exercise program.

We want to help you be the healthiest you possible! Call us today!

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.

Diet Expenses Debunked

You might feel that it is too expensive to go on a diet because processed foods are more readily available and cheaper compared to natural, healthier foods. But, there is a hack to everything and here examples of healthy foods that are inexpensive and readily available:

  1. Apples – packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber
  2. Sweet Potatoes – high in potassium, fiber, vitamin A and B6
  3. Beans – a great source of iron and protein
  4. Oatmeal – rich in fiber, filling and healthy for the heart
  5. Brown rice – rich in magnesium, vitamins and helps reduce inflammation

The Amazing Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit contains phytonutrients, it is rich in antioxidants, contains Vitamin C, good fatty acids, B Vitamins and protein. It is great in aiding weight loss, improving digestion, lowering cholesterol and helps improve the immune system.