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Weight Loss

Want to shed those unwanted pounds? Learn some healthy ways to eat right and get enough exercise, as well as the science behind diet, hunger, and weight loss. Plus, could weight loss surgery be right for you? Find out about the latest techniques and hear some inspiring words of success.

Achieving a Healthy Weight

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Video: Exercises to Protect Your Joints
Exercises to Protect Your Joints

Video: Studying Hunger and Cravings
Understanding Hunger and Cravings

Video: Mindfulness Behavioral Strategies for Weight Loss
Mindfulness Strategies
for Weight Loss

Video: Is the Gastric Sleeve Right for You?
Is the Gastric Sleeve Right for You?

Video: 5-Minute Stretch Break
5-Minute Stretch Break

Jeff's Journey: Deciding to Have Weight Loss Surgery
Jeff's Journey

This “Now I Can” quilt hangs by the scale in the outpatient bariatric clinic at BIDMC. Patients and staff collaborated to create the quilt, in which each square lists something a patient can now do after experiencing weight loss following surgery. Meet some of our patients and find out what they can do now!Weight Loss Surgery Success Stories
See what these patients can now do after having surgery
to help reach a healthier weight.
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Weight Loss Surgery: The What, Why and How

weight loss surgery patient talking to Dr. Schneider

The Science of Weight Loss

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Contact Information

Weight Management and Wellness Program
Center for Nutrition and Metabolism
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Phone: 617-667-1793

Contact Information

Weight Loss Surgery Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Shapiro Clinical Center, 3rd Floor
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Quiz: Weight Loss Myths

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