Nutrition

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7 Ways To Beat Food Cravings to Lose Weight

March 23, 2020 · 0 comments

For many of us striving to lose or maintain weight, hunger isn’t the biggest threat we face. More often than not, it’s cravings. You can beat food cravings! You don’t have to be hungry to crave certain foods. Unfortunately, undressed carrot sticks or cauliflower don’t inspire that “gotta have it”

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How to Kick Simple Carbs to the Curb and Handle Cravings

March 16, 2020 · 0 comments

Carbohydrates come in many forms, for instance, bread, cookies, strawberries, and black beans are all examples of carbohydrates. However, not all carbs are created equal. Carbohydrates are a form of energy and a term that includes sugars, fibers, and starches. They’re called “simple” or “complex” based on their structure and

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Carb Confusion: Net Carbs vs Total Carbs

February 26, 2020 · 0 comments

The history of tracking the macronutrient breakdown of our food dates back to the early 1970s when obesity rates rose significantly from 14% to 30% in a matter of a few short years. By this time, the healthcare community was also recognizing the benefit of encouraging patients to track their

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Understanding the Science of Sugar Cravings

January 15, 2020 · 0 comments

Are you considering weight loss surgery but are wondering how your eating habits will change after? Are you afraid of losing some of your favorite foods? If you’re a sweet eater like I am, it is a topic worth exploring. Many patients express the concern to me that after surgery,

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Are Vitamins After WLS Necessary if a Patient Eats Healthy?

December 9, 2019 · 0 comments

Those going through the pre-weight loss surgery workup may ask why they must have so many labs done?! If you’re anything like me, the thought makes you queasy. I promise there is a good reason, though, and even more reasons to make sure you have those labs checked regularly for

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Is Eating Healthy After Weight Loss Surgery Too Expensive?

December 2, 2019 · 0 comments

Many things change after weight loss surgery, particularly all things food-related. These changes can be overwhelming and difficult to incorporate into your new lifestyle. Some challenges in eating healthy may include a lack of hunger, difficulty adjusting to the preparation of smaller portions, or feeling like you must eat differently

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When a Carb is Not a Carb: The Net Carb Debate

September 11, 2019 · 0 comments

To subtract or not to subtract…that is not the question. Paying attention to what you are eating does not have to involve math. That might take far too much time and effort, particularly if the time is spent calculating “net carbohydrates.” Net carbohydrates as a concept that is important to

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The Cycle of Diets and Why They Don’t Work

July 19, 2019 · 0 comments

Are you planning on shedding those last 20 pounds? Deciding what diet to start?  The unfortunate repercussions of dieting will continuously return you to disappointment, frustration, weight regain, and you will STILL BE HUNGRY! Regardless of how many diets you try, the cycle of diets just never work with long-term

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Signs & Symptoms for Not Eating Enough Protein After Bariatric Surgery

June 14, 2019 · 0 comments

The importance of eating protein after bariatric surgery cannot be stressed enough. Proteins are an important macronutrient and form a major part of lean body tissues. You may have heard your surgeon or dietitian emphasize eating your proteins first or increase your daily protein intake. But why? After surgery, a

It's Essential to Decipher Food Cravings After Bariatric Surgery

Decipher Food Cravings After Bariatric Surgery

May 13, 2019 · 0 comments

I have been counseling pre and post-operative bariatric patients for over three years. One of the most common things my patients hope that bariatric surgery will help them with is their food cravings. While bariatric surgery can help minimize the frequency and severity of food cravings, it certainly is not

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