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A site dedicated to those seeking information about weight loss. We've gathered a cross-section of articles and links that will help you sort through all the clutter and bad information on the Internet, save you time and help you find clarity around a sometimes confusing topic.

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    Medically supervised diets. What's the deal?

    Medically supervised weight loss programs offered by specialized weight loss clinics and select hospitals can be very effective for some people with aggressive weight loss goals.

    But they are expensive, require substantial time commitment and a ton of motivation... it's tough to stick to a regimen of about 1,000 calories daily for an extended period. 

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    When diet and exercise just aren't enough. What's next?

    Virtually all weight loss approaches focus on the very sensible strategy of combining exercise with eating smaller portions and making better food choices. 

    But without help, limiting yourself to small portions of the right foods is a struggle most people can’t maintain over the long haul. And when you're significantly overweight, even a small amount of exercise can seem like climbing Mt. Everest.

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    The pitfalls and residual effects of yo-yo dieting.

    Dieting. Succeeding. Then regaining the weight you lost. Trying again. Losing weight. Regaining the weight you lost.

    It’s frustrating, it’s physically hard on you and it can lead to even more weight gain as your body bounces back and forth. It’s known as yo-yo dieting. It’s definitely not a healthy approach to achieving sustained weight loss and a healthier life.

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    Bariatric Surgery. How well does it work?

    The world of sustained weight loss is roughly divided into two camps.

    The diet and exercise camp that provides a long term solution for a small minority of highly committed people. And the bariatric surgery camp that works for almost everyone with a modest level of commitment.

    For those needing to shed significant excess weight, bariatric surgery is the only option that consistently delivers positive outcomes.

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    Choosing the best Bariatric Procedure for you.

    When it comes to bariatric surgery, things have changed a lot in the last 20 years. 

    Today there are multiple well-proven procedures to choose from; the Gastric Sleeve, the Gastric Bypass (Roux-en Y ), the Mini Gastric Bypass, and the Lap-Band System are the most common surgical weight loss options. 

    Which one is right for you? 

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    Cost comparisons that may surprise you.

    The cost of "branded" weight loss programs you see advertised on television can really add up over time. 

    How do they compare with the one-time cost of weight loss surgery? 

    This total cost comparison chart might surprise you.

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