Medically Supervised Weight Loss Programs Prior to Surgery

Many insurance companies will not consider a request for weight loss surgery unless a patient has previously participated in a medically supervised weight loss program.  This type of weight loss program includes diet, exercise, counseling and in some cases medication for weight loss which is monitored by a doctor or midlevel practitioner.  The purpose of this requirement is to show a patient’s efforts at weight loss and that the patient is willing to make the necessary dietary and behavioral changes ...

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Fats leading to weight gain and disease

People in the US get many more of their calories from fat than people from other nations. As a result, we find a growing number of obesity cases in the US. A gram of fat contains 9 calories, more than double the calories in a gram of protein or carbohydrate. When you combine this with processed carbohydrates, our bodies store fat calories at an accelerated rate. Fat is less effective than proteins and carbohydrates in satisfying ...

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Seafood Variety

Did you know that in America we consume on average about 16lbs of seafood a year and that almost all of it comes from only 10 species?
The most common species are tuna, salmon and shrimp. It’s interesting to know that fisheries haul in hundreds of species every day but discard most of the catch and hold onto the more common “marketable” species that we can all recite or be familiar with when we hear the name.
Mention Monkfish, ...

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