Recipes & Food Information

Do You Know the True Dangers of Sugar?

Do you eat too much sugar? According to the US Department of Agriculture, the typical American eats over 5000 tablespoons of sugar each year, or the equivalent of 150 to 170 pounds of sugar! While there are different types of sugar–some occurring naturally such as in fruit–most experts agree that we are eating too much…

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Nutrition Labels are Going to Change

Did you know that changes are coming to the looks of our food nutrition labels and what information will be displayed? The FDA has given most food makers another year to implement the changes, so we will start seeing them on store shelves in the coming months. Some food companies have already started to implement…

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Fiber & Potassium

Are you eating enough vegetables?  Vegetables are very important to our overall health, as well as weight loss efforts. They help reduce the risk for many chronic diseases, including diabetes, stroke, heart disease and certain cancers. In one recent study, eating just over one extra serving of leafy greens a day reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes…

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Peer Pressure and Your Bariatric Surgery Diet

In many cases, weight loss surgery can mean a change to your entire lifestyle, from diet to exercise. You won’t be able to eat the same way you used to, and staying active will take on a whole new importance. However, sticking to a bariatric surgery diet can sometimes take a little effort. At many…

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Eating Healthy While On Vacation

Eating healthy while on vacation can be tough for anyone, but if you’d had weight loss surgery, eating away from home can seem a bit daunting. Here are some tips on how you can enjoy healthy, satisfying food on your next vacation.

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Healthy Eating for Kids

If you had weight-loss surgery like gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or a LAP-BAND, now’s the perfect time to get everyone in your household involved in learning good eating habits. After all, obesity often impacts entire families, which means your children are at risk of becoming overweight or obese. By encouraging healthy eating for kids, you’ll…

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Eating at Work After Bariatric Surgery

From team lunches to happy hour drinks, food is often a central part of life in many offices. Teams from all industries make regular lunch meetings or breakfast runs a part of the work day. However, many bariatric surgery patients find themselves unable to participate due to their weight loss surgery diet. This can lead…

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Bariatric Surgery

Staying healthy after a surgical procedure means more than a good diet and a little exercise. In fact, there are many components to good health after weight loss surgery, whether that means all natural food or regular check ups with your doctor. From boosting your immune system to promoting healing, bariatric vitamins and supplements can…

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How To Set Up Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating

Looking to eat healthier in the New Year? If so, you might be surprised to learn how organizing your kitchen can have a big impact on sticking with a diet plan. When you set up your kitchen for healthy eating, establishing and maintaining good eating habits are easy. A cluttered kitchen filled with ‘red flag’…

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Nutrient-Dense Foods

Have you ever noticed how certain foods make you feel tired after you’ve eaten, while other foods seem to give you a boost in energy? That’s because when it comes to food choices, there’s a big difference between items that are packed with ’empty calories’ like sugar and saturated fats, and nutrient dense foods that…

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