Nutrition

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WLS Tricks and Treats for a Healthy Halloween

October 9, 2012 · 0 comments

As weight loss surgery patients, we don't have to be tricked by the Halloween treats that disrupt our healthy habits and lifestyle. We've put together some suggested substitutes that are true treats when it comes to decreased carbohydrates, sugar and fat. In addition, we've included an Activity Tip* for each

Daily Health Tip-Omega-3’s Baby!

October 8, 2012 · 0 comments

Omega-3's Baby! Be sure to incorporate plenty of fish in your diet.  Salmon, which is rich in omega-3’s, not only assists in helping to lesson chronic inflammation, it also helps those of you who suffer from dry eyes. (The body uses omega-3’s to produce tears. ) Other fish rich in

Nutrition Niblit-Scrumptious Strawberries

September 30, 2012 · 0 comments

The delicious strawberry is not only low in fat, it is an excellent source of vitamin-C and makes for a wonderful natural antioxidant.  Also rich in B-complex vitamins, eating strawberries helps your body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats.  Studies show that strawberries have health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation, and

Nutrition Niblits-The Powerful Pepper

September 28, 2012 · 0 comments

It happens to all of us.  We get that sudden urge for a snack and mosey on in to the kitchen to raid the refrigerator or cupboards.  Oh, but what to snack on?   How about a healthy cup of bell pepper?  Here are 10 reasons why a bell pepper is

4 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Fruit

September 26, 2012 · 0 comments

Why should you fill your fridge with fruits?  Here are 4 important reasons why:  -Fruit is hydrating.  Many fruits are over 90% water. -Fruit is packed with antioxidants.  Fruit is packed with cancer-fighting antioxidants.  Many of the anti-aging compounds that are the most effective are found in fruit. -Fruit is

Nutrition Niblets-Buy That Broccoli!

September 26, 2012 · 0 comments

Broccoli is a great source of protein and is chock full of nutrients and fiber.  As a matter of fact, broccoli contains almost every vitamin that your body needs:  vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and folate.  Broccoli also is full of many minerals: calcium,

The 5 Health Benefits of Eating Swiss Chard

September 25, 2012 · 0 comments

Did you know that Swiss chard actually belongs to the beet family? This nutritious veggie is good for the body and good for your weight-loss journey. THE 5 Health Benefits of Eating Swiss Chard: 1 cup of chopped chard provides > than 300% of the daily value for vitamin K.

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10 Thanksgiving Tips for Cutting Calories

November 22, 2010 · 0 comments

One of the most frightening days of the year for many WLS patients, Thanksgiving! Taking the fear out of consuming too many extra calories can lead to a day filled with love, gratitude, and hope. These Thanksgiving tips can help you feel more in control and allow you to get

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