The 2018 State of Obesity report has been released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The results are not heartening. Seven states have adult obesity rates over 35%. No states reported a decline in adult rates of obesity.
Exercise is crucial for everyone’s health and wellbeing, but it’s especially important for those seeking to lose weight and improve their health. This includes obese and overweight individuals striving for weight loss through diet and exercise, but also gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band incorporating exercise into their new post bariatric surgery lifestyle.
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 […]
A study is now confirming what many people have long believed: different people lose weight differently. Researchers at National Institutes of Health performed a 6 week inpatient study of 12 obese adults. Participants’ energy expenditure were calculated by whole room indirect calorimetry after fasting for one day, and then while on a diet with a […]
This healthy dip gets a spicy kick from a fresh and dried pepper, without adding unnecessary sodium or fat to support your weight loss goals. Feta cheese provides the protein, olive oil provides the healthy fat, and the eggplant itself is great for skin health. Serve as a side, with toasted pita, or as healthy […]
Most processed foods like cookies, chips, candy, and sweetened beverages are considered empty calorie foods because they have little to no nutritional value. What these ARE packed with is unhealthy fats, sugar, and sodium, all of which contribute to excess calories and weight gain. The good news is that simple dietary exchanges can be made to […]
This flavorful soup is made with a spice blend called berbere and the spiced, clarified butter known as Nitter Kibbeh ( instructutions below ). Berbere spice blend can be made easily from scratch, or purchased in most spice stores. The unique and rich flavor makes this dish well worth the minimal effort to make. Recipe […]
After a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, as you progress with advancing your diet from liquids to solids slowly you can select a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables. Eat slowly to avoid overeating and prevent stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. Over time, your stomach will adjust to its new size; you will not be able to […]
If you start cooking with herbs regularly you will not only boost flavor, you’ll also boost nutrition. Historically, herbs have been used for adding flavor to foods but research now proves herbs pack a powerful phytonutrient-punch that can slow aging, lower inflammation, assist with detoxification and improve health. Although many chefs will insist a good cook […]
The purpose of your diet after gastric bypass surgery is designed to restrict caloric intake to produce desired weight loss, to help develop appropriate eating habits and to prevent disruption or obstruction of your pouch. In addition, it is strongly recommended to pursue weight loss in preparation for surgery. Even a small amount of weight loss […]