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5 Things NOT to Say to Someone Who’s had Weight Loss Surgery

This article originally appeared on Health.com. Weight-loss surgery has always been a topic of conversation and intrigue. After New Jersey Governor Chris Christie underwent Lap-Band surgery (in which a silicone band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to shrink it) in 2013, the media went crazy, questioning how much weight he’d lost, […]

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Weight Loss Services at WakeMed

Obesity is a serious problem in the United States. 40% of adults are obese and another 30% are overweight[1] which means that currently, the majority of our population is either overweight or obese. 19% of children are obese1. These numbers are increasing. Obesity is associated with numerous medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, […]

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Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy

A patient once asked me if she could eat a piece of chocolate every day while she was pregnant. At about 75 calories each for a Lindt chocolate truffle, well, technically she could. The key to a healthy pregnancy is exercise and nutritious eating… there’s no surprise there. But there is also a third factor to consider […]

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