Slim. Fit. Happy.

Our next support group is TONIGHT, Wednesday, July 5. Support groups are FREE and open to everyone, so please join us. The topic will be Psychosocial Factors following Bariatric Surgery presented by Bridges Counseling. The meeting will be from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Willow Room (adjacent to the cafeteria) at Providence Hospital. Click here to register!

Can fiber help you lose weight? Well, that depends, but mostly the answer is yes, as long as you’re getting it from whole fruits and vegetables.

Soluble, viscous fiber – the kind found in asparagus, legumes, brussels sprouts and oats, among others – will help you feel full longer, therefore causing you to naturally eat less. They also contain the type of fiber that feeds the healthy, good gut bacteria your body needs to reduce inflammation and keep your digestive tract moving. Recent studies support inflammation as a driver of weight gain and obesity.

Some easy ways to incorporate these high-fiber foods into your diet include having oatmeal as a daily component of your breakfast and making a fruit and veggie smoothie for an afternoon snack (see recipe below).

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, or our Monthly Support Group, please call us at 907-644-THIN.