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Weight Loss Blog

  • Tasty and Healthy Recipes for the Big Game

    It’s almost time for the biggest football game of the year, which often means parties with lots of food! Here are some tasty recipe ideas and healthy tips to make your game day a waistline success.

  • Keeping Resolutions in the New Year

    It’s that time of year again! New Year’s Day is around the corner and many of us are starting to think about making a resolution. But how do you stick to your resolution and not give up before Valentine’s Day? We’ve listed some tips below on how to make and keep momentum toward your New Year’s resolution throughout the year.

  • Staying Healthy Through The Holidays

    The holiday season is upon us.  Learn tips for staying healthy and avoiding illness so you and your family can be well from now into the new year.

  • Planning & Goal-Setting to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    When your goal is weight loss, this time of the year can be a difficult time, as high-calorie, great-tasting food seems to be everywhere!  Here are some tips that can help you navigate through the weeks ahead.

  • Making the Most of Your Doctor’s Appointment

    Your doctors’ appointments are an important and valuable time to connect with your doctor, share your perspective and information, and learn from your doctor’s expertise.  The best appointments happen when patients are very prepared.

  • Weight Loss From An Expert's Perspective

    Tammy Ransom, Nurse Practitioner at Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions

    When it comes to losing weight, there are some first steps that everyone should try. There are also some weight loss methods that I don’t recommend, either because they don’t work or because they aren’t healthy. These general recommendations can not only help with weight loss, but will also improve overall health and well-being. 

  • Mediterranean Diet—A Healthy Diet for Life

    Dr. Mary Ann Bieker, Internal Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Downtown

    One third of the adults in the United States are obese--that is, they have a BMI (body mass index weight/height) greater than 30. It seems these days everyone is trying to diet to lose weight or simply be healthier.

  • What's in YOUR grocery cart?

    Learn some healthy shopping tips from registered dietitian Debbie P. from Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions. 

  • Small Changes for Gradual Weight Loss and a Healthier Life

    Dr. Lori Sieboldt, Bariatrician; Carolyn Burns, Dietitian; Sarah Bishop and Jennifer Knight, Exercise Specialists, all from Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions

    Weight loss is a common topic this time of year, but the best-laid plans for New Year’s resolutions can go by the wayside if you try to take on too much at once!  There are several small changes to your nutrition and physical activity to implement over the coming days, weeks and even months to help you reach your weight loss goals

  • Feel Better

    By Terry Gehlhausen, MD  Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine, Oakland City
    Feel better in a year, month, day, even minute! These are simple tips that can lead to increased health and improve your quality of life. 

  • Autumn: A Time for Change

    Terry Gehlhausen, DO Family Medicine Deaconess Clinic Oakland City
    The winds of autumn are upon us, and they have already blown away the heat and humidity of summer. September 23rd was the first day of autumn and it is time for a new season. 

  • Clean Eating in the Summer

    Dr. Emily Krajec, Family Medicine, Deaconess Clinic Princeton
    Summer months naturally lend themselves to clean eating. It’s important to know how to take advantage of this. Summer also brings cookouts, traveling, and family vacations. It is possible to continue clean eating by remembering a few tips and tricks. 

  • A New Life Through Weight Loss Surgery

    My name is Sandy, and I am a gastric bypass patient of Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions. I underwent surgery in September 2014 and am 116 pounds lighter than I was a year ago!  I’m so excited to share my story. If I can help and inspire someone in the same way that I’ve been inspired by this process and the staff at Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions, then I’ll have made a difference.

  • Eating Clean, Feeling Good

    Dr. Emily Krajec, Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine 
    Do you feel like food controls you? Are you looking for a solution to weight issues or to your overall health? Are you exercising but not seeing or feeling the results you want?  If so, I want to share with you about eating clean. 

  • 10 Choices to Add Years to Your Life

    Terry Gehlhausen, DO Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine
    People who follow a few simple steps to improve their health have less cancer and heart disease compared to other Americans, and their overall death rate is significantly reduced compared to other people under age 65. Here are ten choices you can make that will lead to a longer and healthier life:

  • Can the new weight loss drugs really help you lose weight?

    Dr. Mark Graves, Deaconess Clinic Internal Medicine
    According to the CDC, more than one third of American adults are obese.  Since the obesity epidemic began, Americans have tried an endless amount of techniques to drop extra pounds.  From group meetings to home delivered meals to medically supervised weight loss, the battle of the bulge has yet to be conquered.  The onslaught of programs, clinics and plans has left us confused and, more importantly, still obese.  

  • Easy Ways to Cut Calories

    Terry Gehlausen, DO Deaconess Clinic Family Medicine
    Most of us picked up a little extra fat around the middle over the holidays. Here are a few simple ways to eliminate those pounds:

  • How to Make Realistic Resolutions and Keep Them

    Deaconess Employee Wellness staff.
    A new year can mean new resolutions, but what’s the best way to set realistic goals you can actually accomplish? Read on for some useful tips and direction to keep your resolutions, reach your goals, and have a new year that’s happy and healthy. 

  • 9 Tips for Making Healthy Choices During the Holidays

    From Deaconess Wellness Team

    Family dinners and holiday parties are just around the corner. If you don’t have a plan for balancing food choices with enjoying the festivities, you may find yourself really frustrated. Try these 9 tips for making healthy holiday choices and you may find yourself having a Happy New Year

  • 6 Tips to Keep You Fit This Fall

    By: Dr Terry Gehlhausen, Deaconess Clinic Petersburg

    The winds of autumn are upon us, and they have already blown away the heat and humidity of summer. It's time to prepare for a new season, and the same applies to your health.

  • Medical Weight Loss, Polly's Story

    Like so many people, Polly struggled with my weight for years, trying many diets only to lose some weight and regain it, and more.  At her heaviest, she actually weighed over 300 pounds. 

  • 7 Guidelines to Healthy Weight Loss

    Dr. Terry Gehlhausen, Family Medicine Deaconess Clinic Oakland City

    Dietary changes will reduce your risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancers, and also reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 80%! Read this blog for seven “guidelines” to give your body a “tune up.”

  • Lifestyle Changes That Lead to a Leaner, Healthier You

    Ashley Chipps, BS, Wellness Coach with Deaconess Employee Wellness Program​

    I want to help anyone reading this know more about how eating habits and activity levels can impact weight loss. The first point to make, which is what the rest of this conversation will be about, is that weight loss is a matter of taking in fewer calories than you use during the day. 

  • Are You Ready to Take Shape for Life?

    Take Shape for Life is a new program at Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions.  This is an effective, relatively-easy way for people to lose weight—in a non-surgical program. Many people don’t qualify for or NEED weight loss surgery, but instead would benefit from a medically-directed weight loss program.

  • Surgical Weight Loss

    Dr. Christopher Haughn, Bariatric Surgeon at Deaconess Weight Loss Solutions discusses the types of surgical weight loss methods performed at Deaconess. Learn more about:  Gastric bypass, Sleeve gastrectomy and LapBand.

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