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  • Easy and Delicious Breakfast in 3 Steps

    Easy and Delicious Breakfast in 3 Steps


    You don’t have to have eggs for breakfast to get protein. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients can incorporate protein into their breakfasts with Greek yogurt. Most Greek yogurts have twice the protein of tradition yogurt making it a great choice for bariatric patients. One crucial step for surgical weight loss patients or […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Focus on Fitness: Spinning Focus on Fitness: Spinning

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    For bariatric patients new to the gym or just starting to incorporate workout classes into their weight loss regime, hearing foreign workout lingo can be a natural repellant. In this Focus on Fitness, we look to dispel some stress and anxiety people have about trying a new fitness class by explaining what a Spinning class […]

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  • Focus on Fitness: What is Barre?

    Focus on Fitness: What is Barre?


    Just as many people will not try a food without knowing what it is, many people are not likely to try a fitness class without knowing what it is. You may have seen Barre classes or studios popping up around you but been too hesitant to try without knowing what it entails. As exercise is […]

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  • Benefits of Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery: Cost

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    For those considering weight loss surgery, the top three choices are adjustable gastric band, gastric bypass, and gastric sleeve surgeries. Each type of surgery has it’s own set of risks and benefits. In this series of blogs we will look at the benefits of adjustable gastric band surgery compared to gastric band and gastric bypass. […]

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