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  • Breakfast on the Go: Apple Almond Breakfast Bites

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    The old adage says “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Some people may debate this, but no doubt what you choose to eat for breakfast is important. It seems less and less people are eating breakfast at home. Gone are the days when families would gather around the kitchen table for a […]

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  • Roasted Rosemary Chicken

    Roasted Rosemary Chicken


    Chicken is a popular choice of protein for bariatric patients because of its high quality protein, low fat content, mild taste, and it’s generally well tolerated on a post gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band diet. Chicken breasts with rib bones can also be found at the grocery store at a great price, so […]

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  • A Good Exercise for Beginners: Tai Chi and Other Chinese Exercises

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    Exercise is essential for good health and weight loss after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or adjustable lap band surgeries.  For people who have not regularly exercised prior to their bariatric surgery, Tai Chi and other Chinese exercises (such as Qigong, and Baduanjin) can be a good gateway into exercising.   Starting a new exercise regime […]

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  • Edible Insects High in Protein if You Can Stomach the Idea

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    Would you eat a meal replacement bar that’s high in protein, low in fat, and a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin B 12? What if the main source of the protein is from edible insects? Crickets, actually. Although cricket based bars have been on the market since 2012, cricket bar brand Chapul’s […]

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  • Get Your Veggies at Breakfast

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    Breakfast has been touted as the most important meal of the day. Whether or not it is true, breakfast in an important meal to eat to ensure you get your daily requirement of protein and nutrients to help lap band, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass patients stay healthy. This breakfast frittata is chock full of […]

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  • Exercise Alone Will Not Produce Long Term Weight Loss

    Exercise Alone Will Not Produce Long Term Weight Loss


    For people looking to lose weight, the first piece of you may hear is to exercise. The idea is that increasing your energy expenditure will lead to increased calories burned, which leads to weight loss. Although the health benefits of exercise are clear (improved muscle tone, reduced risk of several diseases and health conditions, reduced […]

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  • Use a Smaller Plate to Help You Lose Weight

    Use a Smaller Plate to Help You Lose Weight


    We’ve all probably heard a bunch of tricks people claim helped them lose weight. For a while it was the cabbage diet, avoiding anything white, not eating past 6 pm, and putting your fork down between bites. One such trick that has earned some scientific backing is using a smaller plate. This fairly simple change […]

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  • Non Food Rewards Make Eating Less More Palatable

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    A joint study between University of Arizona and University of Southern California used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to look at how the brain responds to choosing a smaller portion with a reward compared to choosing the full portion without a reward. The findings offer insight into why people overeat and how they can be just […]

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  • Food Highlight: Kohlrabi

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    Industry experts are predicting kohlrabi to take over as the new “It” vegetable. Kohlrabi is a low calorie vegetable that is nutrient dense, which puts it in a great position to be incorporated into a post surgical bariatric diet for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. While we wait to see is this […]

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  • Bariatric Surgery Appears to Reduce Sugar Addiction

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    Bariatric weight loss surgery, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and adjustable lap band surgery, is currently the top choice for treatment of obesity in America. About 80% of weight loss surgeries are considered successful. Despite their success, the exact mechanisms that contribute to these successes are not known. Restriction and malabsorption are the most obvious […]

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