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Below you will find the latest blog articles on the myths, news and views of weight loss. If you would like to find out more or have a particular question, please email us at webenquiry@healthierweight.co.uk


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  • Obesity high street overweight NHS surgery denied to the obeseHip and knee operations are being denied to patients in North Yorkshire if they smoke or are obese. These are alarming headlines, especially for those people in pain who have diligently paid their...
  • Gastric band Living with a gastric bandWhen you suffer with obesity, it can seriously impact not only your health, but your social and mental well-being as well and bariatric surgery can be a hugely helpful method of losing weight.
  • Happy children kids Childhood overweight and obesityChildhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. The problem is global and steadily affecting many low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban...
  • eating-band-blog.jpg What to eat after weight loss surgery; normal foods | Healthier WeightFor many patients, starting the “normal” food stage is an exciting time but it can also be pretty nerve wracking. This is the stage where you really start learning how to work with your band and...
  • Woman buttoning jeans Non-scale victoriesFollowing any weight loss procedure, sometimes it can be easy to fall into a pattern of weighing yourself several times a week, and for some patients, even daily. It can be easy to focus solely on...
  • eating-band-blog.jpg Eating after weight loss surgery; purees | Healthier WeightSo, you're through the first 2 weeks of liquids, and now you're onto purees. At this stage, you may notice your tastebuds changing slightly and this is an extremely exciting time for most as you can...
  • eating-band-blog.jpg What to eat after weight loss surgery - liquidsAfter weight loss surgery, lots of things will change for you, not just your eating habits. The idea is that your whole mental attitude towards food changes
  • Preparing for weight loss advice Preparing for weight loss surgeryMaking the decision to have weight loss surgery is life changing, and on the run up to the procedure nerves can start to take over. That's why we've devised a list of a few simple tips to help you...
  • Sleep apnoea and gastric banding The gastric band and sleep apnoea - the effect of lap banding on sleepObesity is the major cause of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), a common disorder which takes its name from the Greek word apnea, meaning "without breath". People with sleep apnoea literally stop...
  • New Non Surgical Sleeve procedure UK First of non-surgical sleeve procedureHealthier Weight performs the first non-surgical sleeve procedure otherwise known as ESG. This new procedure offers the same benefits as traditional sleeve surgery without surgery, scars or wounds
  • Accomplishment woman grass Bariatric Surgery Improves Urinary IncontinenceUrinary incontinence is a common, though often ignored, problem among patients with chronic weight problems. It can cause significant distress, limitation in daily functioning and reduced quality of...
  • Obesity high street overweight Gastric banding and Type 2 diabetesIt's well known that patients with Type 2 diabetes can benefit from gastric banding and other surgical weight loss procedures. However, a recently published study was the first well conducted trial...
  • Orange fruit juice Seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day?The latest study to make the headlines suggests that eating five portions of fruits and vegetables a day is simply not enough and that it needs to be at least seven or even more. What are we to...
  • Woman laptop sky Gastric band conversion: Sleeve or bypass?As with any surgical weight loss procedure, gastric banding has a recognized failure rate. About 15% of those who have a gastric band have an unsatisfactory outcome, either because they simply don't...
  • Women of all ages Losing weight keeps you feeling youngRecent evidence suggests that those who lose weight through surgery may actually slow down the ageing process.
  • Gastric balloon Obalon balloon - Approach with careI'm always keen on new and innovative treatments that will help people to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. The caveat is that whatever the treatment or device might be, it has to be safe...
  • Hand on mouse laptop Lost LegacyOn the eve of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society Annual Meeting, our nation has never been fatter.
  • Team paper people 2 Million Eligible for Weight Loss SurgeryThe news that there may be two million people in England eligible for obesity surgery will come as no surprise to those of us working in the field. Despite armies of NHS dietitians and any number of...
  • Mouth measure Weight loss tongue patch meshThe latest piece of weight-loss madness is the tongue patch, a piece of marlex mesh which is actually stitched to the tongue and which makes eating solid food excruciatingly painful
  • Heart graph stethoscope Gastric band reduces heart attack riskPatients undergoing gastric banding not only have significant weight loss, but also have major reductions in heart attack risk within a year of surgery according to a recent study.
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