My Weight Loss Story: Gastric Bypass Makes Active Life Possible

Now I eat to live; food is the fuel I put in my body so I can live my life. Food is not my life, it does not define my life. My surgery was done by a bariatric surgeon at Bay Area Surgical Specialists at the John Muir Medical Center in Concord. I attend monthly support group meetings with other bariatric surgery patients with whom I have formed strong friendships. Through the support group, I have been able to get through the deaths of four very close family members since my surgery without gaining any weight.
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Amphetamine-like compounds found in weight loss supplements

Translation? You get twice the food for fewer calories. Instead of: A can of diet soda Reach for: 12 oz of unsweetened sparkling water with fruit slices Many people drink zero calorie sodas when trying to stave off hunger between meals. However, the artificial sweetener you’re knocking back along with the bubbles has been linked to an increased risk of weight gain–the sweeteners may negatively impact your metabolism, as well as throw off your brain’s ability to regulate your appetite, finds a 2013 study in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism.
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15 Worst Snacks for Weight Loss

scientists have spotted an amphetamine-like compound in nine of the 21 supposedly all-natural supplements tested. Related Stories FDA to yank homeopathic weight loss supplementsthat contain hormone HCG U.S. Food and Drug Administration scientists have found some shady ingredients in nine weight-loss supplements currently available on the market. Scientists have spotted an amphetamine-like compound, called beta-methylphenethylamine, in nine of the 21 supposedly all-natural supplements tested. An athlete competing in canoeing qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympics was disqualified after traces of the compound were found in garcinia cambogia reviews his system. RELATED: SUPPLEMENTS OFFER NO CLEAR DISEASE PROTECTION: STUDY It’s the second time in recent weeks that scientists have found the compounds in dietary supplements, but the FDA has yet to issue warnings to consumers, USA Today reports .
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