Welcome to Dr. Clapp’s blog — a hub of information for people seeking to shed extra weight for a healthier, more confident life. Search through our archive for diet and exercise tips, as well as answers to your burning questions about weight loss surgery in El Paso. Dr. Benjamin Clapp, MD, FACS, FASMBS, is an expert weight loss surgeon, offering gastric sleeve weight loss surgery in El Paso.
Weight Loss Blog
Finding a fitness routine you can enjoy I read a great quote the other day: “Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do, not a punishment for something you ate.” Wow! When does working out feel like a celebration, rather than a drudgery? Maybe we miss the celebration because we tend to pick […]
Pursuing health — not just thinness We all know chips and sodas are junk food. And we know that a steady diet of these and other unhealthy and highly processed foods will eventually show up on a person as excess fat. But we don’t often stop to consider why these foods pack on the pounds. […]
Hidden dangers of crash dieting All diets are not created equal. Not by a long shot! Have you heard of the Military Diet? How about the Gummy Bear Diet? (Don’t try this!) There are endless too-good-to-be-true variations and combinations that are purported to “hack” your body’s systems and make you lose weight fast without long-term […]
A realistic look at the days, weeks, and years following surgery There’s no denying that weight loss surgery can be one of the most life-changing events in a person’s life, but what exactly do the changes look like? We’ve put together a look at what changes and new routines you can expect after gastric sleeve […]
Weight loss surgery is one of the best choices many people ever make for their health. But bariatric surgery, like a gastric sleeve procedure, is not a comprehensive healthy lifestyle in and of itself. It’s a wonderful element in freeing you up to learn new habits that will keep the weight off permanently and give […]
When Susana Arambula turned 25, her body began to change in ways that would plague her for the next 15 years. She began to gain weight. At first it was gradual, but eventually the 5-foot Susana weighed 190 pounds and was feeling hopeless. “Once I hit 35, in 2012, I decided to work out,” she […]