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Nutrition & Fitness
Whatever phase of the weight-loss journey you are in, nutrition and fitness are crucial. If you’re just starting to think about losing weight or if you’ve already reached your goal, eating right and exercising are the keys to getting and staying healthy.
What is Obesity?
Calculate Your BMI
Obesity and Health Problems
Before considering weight-loss surgery, it is crucial to understand the risks associated with obesity. From chronic disease to immobility, obesity can cause many health issues. To choose a safe weight-loss program, you need to know the causes and effects of obesity.
Why Bariatric Surgery?
Advantages of Bariatric Surgery
Am I Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric Surgery Options
Frequently Asked Questions
At Meridian Health, a physician will meet with you to determine if bariatric surgery is right for you and if so, what the best option for surgery may be. We also offer local free seminars to discuss all of the questions you may have about weight-loss surgery.
Calculators & Quizzes
We offer many free resources to support you on your journey to overall health and wellness. Read articles about important weight-loss topics from expert physicians, find a support group and find healthy recipes to share with your family.
You don’t have to go through this alone. Whether you're looking to socialize, develop confidence and motivation, share advice or learn more about others’ weight-loss journeys, this is the spot to be.
Meet Our Physicians
Our weight-loss surgeons are experienced, compassionate and focused on providing the best care. Get to know the physicians by watching their introduction videos.
Hospitals & Services
What to Expect
Recovery & Support
Meridian Weightless and Meridian Health are committed to your health and wellness through quality, patient-centered care and the advancement of modern medicine through clinical education and research.
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Nutrition & Fitness
Shopping, Cooking, and Preparing Meals
You don't have to go to cooking school to create healthy meals.
Healthy Snacking and Dining Out
Here's help on how to make wise decisions on snack foods and restaurant meals.
Storing and preparing food properly can help you avoid foodborne illness.
Eating for Weight Management
Maintaining a healthy weight means eating the right foods for good nutrition -- and the right amount of food.