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While weight-loss surgery is a tool that can help you lose weight, success after surgery requires making a series of healthy lifestyle changes, including establishing a fitness routine and following a healthy diet. Learn more about nutrition, exercise, and how you can improve your health and overall wellness as a weight-loss surgery patient.

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Natural sugars vs. added sugars on nutrition labels

Natural sugars vs. added sugars on nutrition labels

With multiple options to choose from in grocery stores, many consumers rely on nutrition labels to help them better understand which food products are best for their health. Food labels can provide you with useful information about the food’s contents, such as the number of calories in each serving. Unfortunately, food labels fail to demonstrate the difference between natural sugars and added sugars. Research has shown that the human body has difficulty processing the large amounts of sugar added to many processed foods. High levels of added sugar intake can lead to the development of health conditions such as  type 2 diabetes and liver disease.

The FDA is fighting to make it a requirement for food companies to display the amount of natural sugars versus added sugars on food labels. Knowing the ratio of added sugars versus natural sugars can help you determine which food products are best for your health.

Learn more about the FDA’s proposal for updated nutrition labels from the LA Times article, “Sugar in food is poorly labeled, and the industry likes it that way.”

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Don’t just watch TV; exercise to TV!

Don’t just watch TV; exercise to TV!

For some of us, you could say television runs our lives. We purchase cable and Netflix subscriptions, guaranteeing we can watch our guilty pleasures well into the wee hours of the morning. However, we also understand that too much television is not good for us. Vegging out on the couch makes us lethargic and more apt to overeat by snacking, and when you want to lose weight, your television habit can work against you.

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Is your taste in television triggering weight gain?

Is your taste in television triggering weight gain?

You may already know that spending hours in front of the television on a regular basis can lead to potential weight gain and setbacks with weight loss. Plus, television is considered a sedentary activity, which can increase your risk for major health problems, including early death. While television can be a great way to relax after a hard day’s work, it’s great to keep tube time to a minimum.

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7 unique ways to make cardio workouts more fun

7 unique ways to make cardio workouts more fun

Running, biking, walking, and other types of repetitive cardio workouts can eventually become boring if you’re not sure how to keep things exciting. Instead of staying focused on your workout, your mind can drift, causing you to either cut your workout short or lose your focus. Plus, the unhappier you feel with your workouts, the less likely you’ll want to maintain your fitness routine.

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Don’t give up these healthy “vices”

Don’t give up these healthy “vices”

When it comes to eating healthy, many dietitians will recommend cutting back on your favorite vices. However, if you look at some of benefits of all the foods you eat, you may not have to completely give up some of your favorite treats.

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