Weight Loss

Clinical-based research, analysis, and articles focused on helping you find your healthiest weight

  • Insights into successful weight loss

    Insights into successful weight loss

    Maintaining a healthy weight during the pandemic has been difficult, but there are strategies that can help you lose weight through behavior modification.

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  • Is COVID-19 making women drink more? Research says yes.

    Is COVID-19 making women drink more? Research says yes.

    Alcohol use among women is increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover why and healthier ways to cope with stress and anxiety.

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  • Under the weather? These foods may help you get back on top

    Under the weather? These foods may help you get back on top

    When you’re feeling under the weather, certain foods have the potential to soothe. Try chicken soup, broth and ginger to start.

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  • Meditation, mindfulness and music for heart health

    Meditation, mindfulness and music for heart health

    Learn the science behind how meditation, mindfulness and music lower blood pressure, reduce stress and improve your heart rate.

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  • Personalize your plate: National Nutrition Month

    Personalize your plate: National Nutrition Month

    MyPlate is a basic template for a healthy diet, including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. Learn how to personalize your plate during National Nutrition Month.

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  • Chickpeas: Going beyond hummus

    Chickpeas: Going beyond hummus

    Learn how chickpeas help lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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  • Bariatric surgery program receives accreditation

    Bariatric surgery program receives accreditation

    Providence Little Company of Mary’s Bariatric Wellness Center is proud to have achieved the Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Accreditation & Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) designation.

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  • Cauliflower: More than broccoli's paler counterpart

    Cauliflower: More than broccoli's paler counterpart

    Is cauliflower just a trendy health fad or does it bring real health benefits? Underneath all the hype, cauliflower is a nutrition superstar.

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  • Holiday roundup: Staying safe, caring for loved ones and eating well

    Holiday roundup: Staying safe, caring for loved ones and eating well

    End of year roundup of articles to help you and your family stay safe, healthy, and happy during the holidays. Read more.

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  • The right place, the right time

    The right place, the right time

    Erika Brown lost 73 pounds with help and support from the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance Bariatric Wellness Center.

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  • National Women’s Health & Fitness Day: Staying in shape is good for your body and mind

    National Women’s Health & Fitness Day: Staying in shape is good for your body and mind

    National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is Wednesday, September 30. This is a great time to evaluate your exercise and nutrition habits. Take steps today for a healthy body and mind!

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  • 30-Minute Caprese Chicken Recipe

    30-Minute Caprese Chicken Recipe

    You'll love this 30-minute chicken dish full of flavor from sweet balsamic oven-roasted tomatoes and melted mozzarella cheese.

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  • Tips for beating stress eating

    Tips for beating stress eating

    If you find yourself stress eating, here are some tips to help you deal with food and your moods.

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  • Healthcare worker burnout & self-care

    Healthcare worker burnout & self-care

    A Seattle-based clinical psychologist offers some tips for healthcare workers battling burnout. Learn more.

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  • Take a healthy approach to takeout

    Take a healthy approach to takeout

    Follow these tips to help you choose takeout meals that are safe and healthy for you and your family to enjoy at home.

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  • Watch video: Journeys in bariatric surgery - Ingga’s story

    Watch video: Journeys in bariatric surgery - Ingga’s story

    Ingga Smith describes her life before and after having bariatric surgery at the Providence Little Company of Mary Bariatric Wellness Center.

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  • Bariatric surgery, a successful weight-loss option

    Bariatric surgery, a successful weight-loss option

    Losing weight and keeping it off without professional help can be difficult for many people. There are surgical and nonsurgical options.

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  • Stay active while sheltering in place

    Stay active while sheltering in place

    It’s important to stay active even while you shelter in place. Here are things you can do to help build strength, balance, heart health and immunity.

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  • Q&A with Dr. Swannack: What you should know about bariatric surgery

    Q&A with Dr. Swannack: What you should know about bariatric surgery

    Dr. Swannack weighs in on the life-changing aspects of bariatric surgery and what to expect.

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  • Q&A with Dr. Pickhardt: Options and outcomes for bariatric surgery

    Q&A with Dr. Pickhardt: Options and outcomes for bariatric surgery

    Dr. Pickhardt of St. Patrick Hospital shares his own insight into the options and outcomes for those considering bariatric surgery.

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