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Addressing the myths: Weight management tips with Dr. Ryan Singerman (Myth No. 8)

Last Modified: June 22, 2023

Diseases & Disorders, Family Medicine

The National Institutes of Health report that nearly 1 in 3 adults are overweight and more than 2 in 5 adults – 42.4% of the population – have obesity. It’s a health crisis, and one not helped by the never-ending stream of advice from, often non-reputable, sources on social media and the internet. Ryan Singerman, DO, PPG - Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery, is dedicated to being a source of truth for those hoping to make positive changes for a healthier body and lifestyle. Through this video series, he offers facts and guidance on some of the most common misconceptions associated with managing your weight.

In the eighth installment, Dr. Singerman gives some sobering truth about the struggle to give up nicotine and the caloric and behavioral challenges that come with it. While it is critical for tobacco users to lose the habit, a fear of changes to their bodies can be a hindrance. Know the facts so that can make a plan and avoid the popular pitfalls. Dr. Singerman digs into myth No. 8: You can’t stop smoking without gaining weight. 

More in the series

For other weight management tips from Dr. Singerman, check out these videos from his series:

Myth No. 1 - I’m not eating enough to lose weight

Myth No. 2 - I can exercise my way to weight loss

Myth No. 3 - BMI is the best way to measure my health

Myth No. 4 - I heard these supplements will help me lose weight

Myth No. 5 – I can’t lose weight because of my hormones

Myth No. 6 – I’m overweight, but I’m healthy

Myth No. 7 – I can sculpt six-pack abs with the right workout

More resources for smokers

Parkview offers smoking cessation support through the Freedom from Smoking® program. For dates, times and locations, call 260-266-6500.

If you’d like to learn more about the harmful effects of smoking, and why you should consider smoking, consider reading these posts from the Parkview Dashboard:

Smoking and your cardiovascular health

Ten new arguments for giving up smoking in the new year

A pharmacist’s guide to finally quitting smoking

A smoke-free environment for baby

A closer look: Popular smoking cessation products

The dangerous allure of e-cigarettes

Quitting or know someone who is? Here’s how to help

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