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 convenience, or at our free support group that meets on the first Wednesday of each month. There is never any obligation and we do not believe in pressuring or sales tactics.

Check out our latest patient Success Story – Maddie P.! A picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at the amazing transformation Maddie has made for herself. Then, read her story to learn how it is more than just the weight loss that has changed her life for the better.

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

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The Importance of Resistance Training

When people think of resistance or weight training, they might picture a bodybuilder or other extreme athlete. However, all body types benefit from resistance training. This type of exercise not only builds and strengthens muscles, but it also burns calories both during and after the workout. Many overweight people surprise themselves at how strong they already are and this helps motivate them to continue this type of exercise program.

Weight training also strengthens the tendons and ligaments in your joints, helping to reduce joint pain. And, performing weight training exercises builds stronger bones to help prevent osteoporosis.


Nuts tend to be high in calories and fat, but their monounsaturated fat is better for you than the saturated fat found in meat and dairy. In fact, high levels of omega-3 fatty acids actually make them a heart-healthy ally. Bonus: walnuts carry some of the highest antioxidant content of any nut. Add them to cereals, yogurt, or breads. But don’t overdo it – the calorie count can pile up fast.