Meet Dorothy, a retired restauranteur and mother. Her story is a familiar one. Coping with pressures from work and family, Dorothy neglected her health until a dangerous event nearly cost her her life. Now down over 100 pounds and feeling great, Dorothy wants to share her story in hopes of helping others.

Dorothy worked in the restaurant industry and was on her feet for eight or more hours per shift. When she would return home, she was exhausted and starving. She knew that her weight was an issue, as she watched the scale creep up to its peak of 247 pounds, but she had no motivation or support to lose it.

Then she got the courage to reach out to Anchorage Bariatrics and now she no longer struggles with food. “The change in me is tremendous. I’m bursting with pride and love that I’m getting compliments on my appearance,” Dorothy says. Read more about Dorothy’s success here!

4 tips to help you stick to your workout

  1. Music is number one! Find that workout tune for you – rock, pop, dance music, whatever genre works for you, turn that volume up!
  2. Create milestones and reward yourself every time you reach one.
  3. Dress the part. Wearing workout clothes will help you get in the mood for working out. It will also help you feel comfortable while exercising.
  4. Get an app that monitors your fitness activities. Actually seeing the progress that you have made will motivate you to achieve more.

Salmon for Weight Control

Most of us get our fill of salmon here in Alaska, but did you know just how good it is for you? Salmon is rich in protein and protein regulates hormones that control appetite. It also aids faster metabolism. It is low-calorie, contains Omega-3 fatty acids that help burn belly fat and keep your heart healthy. Additionally, it is high in B-vitamins, potassium, selenium and antioxidants.