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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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  • Different People Lose Weight Differently

    Different People Lose Weight Differently


    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 […]

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  • Prediabetes: Reducing your Risk

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    In 2012, 86 million Americans aged 20 and older had prediabetes. That is, their blood sugar levels were elevated but not yet to the range to qualify them as diabetic. In prediabetes, sugar in the blood does not respond to insulin as well as it should, or the body is not producing enough insulin to […]

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  • How Much Sugar is in Fruit?

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    Fruit can be high in fiber, and is often loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but it is naturally sweet and does have sugar. The sugar in fruit is called fructose, which is a simple monosaccharide that is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Even though fresh fruit has “no added sugar,” it still does contain […]

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