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    Walking or running a 5K — 3.1 miles — can be a fun and rewarding experience, especially if it's your first time. But even though this is the shortest distance for running races, it still requires adequate training and preparation. Depending on your level of fitness and your goal, the type of training plan you follow will vary. Many beginners have the goal of just finishing the race,…

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It’s easy to just say “I’ll go online”, or “I don’t feel like going out”, etc.  BUT, let’s think about this for a second… IT’S TIME FOR A NEW WAY OF LIFE! Look at yourself. No, REALLY look in the mirror and evaluate. See that face? That’s the face of someone courageous enough to make life-changing decisions to live the best life possible! That person is ready to do big…

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    Dumping syndrome is a group of symptoms, such as diarrhea, nausea, and feeling light-headed or tired after a meal, that is caused by rapid gastric emptying. Rapid gastric emptying occurs when food, especially sugar, moves from your stomach into your small bowel too quickly.     Symptoms Most symptoms generally occur right after finishing a meal especially a meal that is high in sugar either table sugar (glucose)…

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Have you ever heard the term “Fat Brain”? Maybe you have heard another term that has a similar meaning. Although we don't like the term, we hear it often, especially in the social media communities. So let’s talk openly about that for a minute. What does that term REALLY mean? You typically hear the term used in sentences like, “Oh man, I want that cookie! I have to stop using…

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      Don’t let cold weather set you back! We can still stay motivated and moving all winter long! “BUT HOW!?!” You ask. Well, start by making a list of what motivates you, put yourself in that mindset while planning your winter fitness.       It can be invigorating to exercise outside in the winter. Just be sure to dress in a way that allows you to start…

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It’s not just your outlook on life that makes the difference, it’s what you DO to be proactive in obtaining a good life. Weight-loss surgery is a fantastic tool to help you reach your health goals. Along the way, you may realize what else you have put aside in your life that could now use some attention to help you live your best life. Our bodies go through a metamorphosis,…

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Here at the Bariatric Center of Kansas City, we respectfully recognize the potential patient concern about the possibility of transfer addictions. This is not just a bariatric concern, as anyone who has had any type of addiction can end up with a transfer addiction simply because our mind tries to find a way to cope with the loss of our original addiction (in this case possibly food). Most often addictions…

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  Are you finding yourself STUCK? Are you wondering how to get back on track? Are you considering doing the liquid reset that is so popular in the Bariatric community? You don’t have to torture yourself anymore to get that “full” sooner feeling and to jump-start your weight loss again, all you need is a plan! You see, the original purpose of an all-liquid diet is to shrink the liver…

Is Your Scale Stuck?'s Story »

 

One of the more exciting non-scale victories that come with weight loss is updating your closet. Well-fitting clothes make all the difference in before and after photos, and they can help you feel more confident, as well as show off your progress. It may be tempting to replace your entire closet with designer brands and clothes that fit now, but it’s important to realize that your weight loss journey is…

Thrift Shopping During Your Weight Loss Journey's Story »

 

how to prepare for weight loss surgery in kansas city

Bariatric surgery is a life changing decision that takes many people years to make. It is the most effective way to lose weight long-term and will drastically change your life physically, mentally, and emotionally. In order to prepare for the changes you will face along your journey, there are many essential steps you can take. Knowing that your commitment begins well before surgery will help you be that much more…

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