Does it feel like you’ve stopped losing weight? This is because you’ve reached your first weight loss plateau. These happen on every weight loss journey. Reaching this plateau can be frustrating because it generally happens when you’re still doing all the right things. Here are the best ways to overcome weight loss plateaus. Look at … Continue reading How to Move Past the Plateau
Getting active is an integral part of any weight loss journey. When you’re recovering from surgery, you may not be ready to try the latest HIIT class or to start training for a marathon. Like anything else in life, you need to work your way up to the more challenging exercises. This is especially important … Continue reading 5 Workouts to Help You Get Fit While Recovering from Weight Loss Surgery
I was with a friend this past weekend, and she asked me the same question I hear all the time: How do I get these extra pounds off!? As you know, football is a religion here in Texas. And, like all good churchgoers, we want to look good in our team colors! So how … Continue reading Getting back into your Fall Jeans!
By Dr. Charlotte Hodges At the beginning of every year, thousands of Americans (myself included) make a list of resolutions. Eating right and exercise are usually in the top five. However, after the glow of New Year’s has worn off, the Christmas tree is put up and the kids are back in school, we always … Continue reading Exercise 101 – Part 1
I wanted to follow up on my article “Exercise 101.” In that article, I discussed the benefits of exercise and starting a walking program. However, research shows that conditioning and resistance training are the keys to greater weight loss and improvements in your metabolism. In Part 2 of my Exercise 101 series, I plan to … Continue reading Exercise 101 – Part 2
In the last two posts, I discussed aerobic exercise and resistance training, specifically high intensity interval training (HIRT). What I wanted to focus on in the last of this series is my personal journey into HIRT and having a personal trainer. There are a couple of key points that I want to make. Most of … Continue reading Exercise 101 – Part 3
By Danielle Houston, RDN, LD With summer here, it’s time to break out the shorts, skirts and sundresses. And the thought of adorning summer attire causes a ripple of fear to go through me. Am I ready for this change in wardrobe? Pool parties mean bathing suits. Yikes! So this month, let’s talk about some … Continue reading Navigating Through the Challenges of Summer
Dr. Hodges highly recommends patients attend monthly support group meetings. The meetings are led by Dr. Collins Hodges, both a licensed clinical psychologist and someone who has had bariatric surgery himself. The support groups are offered on the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:15pm CST via an online GoToMeeting. The meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.