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  • News Flash: Restaurants Serve Oversized, High Calorie Meals

    News Flash: Restaurants Serve Oversized, High Calorie Meals


    Eating healthy when eating out is a hard task for the average diner, but even harder for bariatric patients. It’s not just the type of foods offered at restaurants, but the portion sizes that make eating out difficult. A new study out of Tufts University showed that over 90% of 123 different restaurants across three […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pumpkin Pudding

    Pumpkin Pudding


    For those lap band or gastric sleeve patients who are in the pureed food stage after their bariatric surgery, pudding can be a good choice of food to incorporate into their diet as it provides more vitamins, minerals, and protein than a gelatin product. This recipe could be incorporated easily into the pureed food stage […]

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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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  • Food Highlight: Baobab

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    Baobab may be poised to take the crown for the next great superfood. So how come you’ve never heard of it? You may have heard of the ancient baobab tree from Africa, which is ripe with myth and legend. Mature baobab trees growing in Africa have been carbon dated to over 1000 years old. People […]

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  • 5 Reasons to Ditch Soda Forever

    5 Reasons to Ditch Soda Forever


    Soda is the guilty pleasure of many Americans, both young and old. Soda is the most consumed beverage (aside from water), beating out milk, coffee, tea, and beer. The average American drinks the equivalent of over 450 12 ounce cans of soda per year. Whether it’s cola or uncola, regular or a low calorie version, […]

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