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  • Mini Meatloaves in Muffin Molds: Perfect for Those with Diabetes and After Bariatric Surgery

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    Mini Meatloaves in Muffin Molds: Perfect for Those with Diabetes and After Bariatric Surgery. Two things weight loss surgery patients need to focus on after their gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery are portion control and protein. These mini meatloaves got you covered on both!

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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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  • 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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  • Ideas to Inspire Volunteerism on Martin Luther King Day

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    Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King Day and many people have the day off from work or school. There is a national push to use this holiday as a day of service. Volunteers across the country will use this day to contribute their time for the greater good and making a difference to people […]

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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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  • 5 Reasons to Put Your Smartphone Down and Look Up

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    Smartphones are useful, we aren’t denying it. They are crucial in emergencies, great for uncovering information, help us connect with friends and family, function as a flashlight, tell us the time, provide an alarm in the morning, and serve as a camera in addition to functioning as an actual phone. But, a recent study calculated […]

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  • Take a Bite Out of Stress

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    Stress is our body’s way of reacting to a change. Stress can be a positive thing, such as keeping us alert while facing a danger. But without relief, stress can build until we can develop negative symptoms such as headaches, elevated blood pressure, GI troubles, and problems sleeping as well as worsen symptoms of diseases […]

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  • Don’t Drink Your Calories

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    When you are trying to lose weight, every calorie counts! Cutting out sugary drinks like juice and soda are an easy way to eliminate up to 140 calories per serving. Dr. Shillingford in Boca Raton florida advises all of his obesity surgery patients to be cautious not to drink unnecessary calories; think of how many […]

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  • Keeping Up With Your New Year’s Resolutions

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    It seems to happen every year about this time, what you ask? Keeping up with those new year resolutions. Remember not so long ago; like two to three weeks ago you had decided that “This is going to be the year” or “I am going to change my life…” or “After having gone through obesity […]

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