CHI Saint Joseph Health Blog

Category: Weight Loss Surgery

August 08, 2019

At 417 pounds, life was becoming difficult for Chris Rogers of Paris. “Everyday tasks were becoming a struggle – getting dressed, tying shoes, going out to eat,” he said. “Luckily, I didn’t have too many medical problems.” But he was uncomfortable, and Rogers could tell the extra weight was interfering with his everyday tasks and …


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July 08, 2019

Bursting with fresh fruits and veggies, summer is the perfect time of year to focus on eating well. The air is warm, the sun is shining and the farmers market is rife with leafy greens, juicy melons and colorful peppers. “Local produce is easily accessible during the summer months, which is wonderful for a variety …


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June 27, 2019

Bursting with fresh fruits and veggies, summer is the perfect time of year to focus on eating well. Try this versatile salsa recipe that also goes well with white fish or grilled chicken.


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May 09, 2019

It’s no secret that when you’re trying to lose weight or make healthier food choices, dining out can cause its fair share of temptations. From portion sizes to added ingredients, dessert options and peer pressure, it can be tough to navigate the dining experience and still feel in control.


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May 07, 2019

Eating is such a significant part of our daily lives, yet it’s so easy to get disconnected from it. One moment our plates are full, and the next moment, they’re empty and we’ve hardly tasted or enjoyed one bite. Practicing mindful eating can bring us awareness of our own actions, thoughts, feelings and motivations, plus …


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April 04, 2019

Are you considering or have you undergone weight loss surgery? If so, then it’s likely you’ve thought about personal milestones or goals you would like to achieve on your journey to living a healthier you. During our bariatric support groups, we often talk about realistic goals and tips as we cheer each other on during …


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April 02, 2019

If you’re struggling with your weight and related conditions, it’s likely that you’ve tried just about everything. While bariatric surgery is not a quick fix, it can be part of a plan to help you achieve significant weight loss and start living a healthier life. As you explore your options, including weight loss surgery, it’s …


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