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Healthy Processed Foods

Who Said Processed Foods Aren’t Good For You?

Despite what you may hear, processed foods can be part of a healthy diet! Thanks to the food processing techniques enrichment and fortification, Americans are better at meeting nutrient goals for vitamins A, C, D, and E, thiamin, folate, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Processed Foods Are More Than Cheetos On the flip side, we can’t […]

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4 Things to Consider When Shopping for Protein Supplements

Protein supplements are all the rage these days and are promoted by many fitness and nutrition advocates. But what makes a good protein supplement, and when is an appropriate time to use them? There is most certainly a time and place for these products, especially as they relate to weight loss surgery. 4 Important Points […]

Premier Protein Holiday Protein Shake Recipes

Delicious Holiday Inspired Protein Shake Recipes – 30g of Protein!

This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. The Holidays are here, and you know what that means – the return of dangerously tempting sugary treats. Good news, you don’t have to miss out on your favorite Holiday flavors! With a few simple ingredients, you can continue to enjoy your favorite seasonal aromas and flavors without […]

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Simple Tips for Delicious & Nutritious Recipe Makeovers

We’re in the Holiday season, with Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us, we still have to navigate through the winter holidays.  One way to get through this busy (and fattening) time of year is to learn how to do recipe makeovers that modify higher calorie recipes so they are lower in calories, sugar, fat, and sodium. […]

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10 WLS-Friendly Foods to Eat for Energy

Many people associate carbohydrate-rich foods with providing energy. However, as most weight loss surgery patients know, the post-operative diet is limited in carbohydrates due to their ability to cause weight regain. Fortunately, there are several other foods that are capable of providing you with long-lasting energy, despite having a lower carbohydrate makeup. If you feel […]

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Protect Your Bone Health If You’ve Had WLS

Baratric surgery can be effective in treating severe obesity, and even at times reverse some complications of obesity such as Diabetes (Type 2). However, it is important to note that there is a risk of bone loss after bariatric surgery. The reasons for this continue to be explored, but one potential explanation is that individuals […]

Processed Foods

Is There Space on the Plate for Processed Foods?

Processed foods have been the hot topic of many a nutrition discussion in recent years. The concern? It has been blamed for numerous ailments, from obesity to heart disease, cancer to diabetes. As food preparation has gotten easier and more convenient over the years, the quality of many foods has decreased, with many important nutrients […]

Bariatric Food Pyramid

The Bariatric Food Pyramid for WLS Patients

“You mean to tell me that I should stay away from whole grain bread?” A patient asked during one of our visits, “but I thought whole grains were good for you! Oh, I’m so confused, just when you think you’ve got if figured out it switches on you!” The patient in our clinic was right! […]

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Dietitian vs Nutritionist: The Battle for Your Health

With the copious opinions floating around on the Internet, it comes as no surprise that there is an alarming amount of confusion regarding what, exactly, dietitians are and what they do, and how they differ from nutritionists and/or health coaches. Many times, the titles are even used interchangeably; however, this could come at a serious […]

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Be Carb Smart With Your Food Choices

Carbohydrates are one of the most popular topics in the area of nutrition. They have been glorified, vilified, and everything in between. So what are carbohydrates? Where do they come from? Are there different types? How do they help us? Are they something that needs to be eliminated or reduced in a weight loss surgery […]