According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most do not even know it. Gallstones, or solid deposits of cholesterol or other crystals that form in the gallbladder, often produce no symptoms. When symptoms do present, they often lead to pain in the abdomen and nausea, often after meals.
Let’s face it, food is expensive, and it seems healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can be even more expensive. For people trying to incorporate healthy foods into their lifestyles, such as gastric sleeve gastric bypass, and lap band patients, it can extremely frustrating to gather ingredients for a
If you are new to working out, it may seem like there’s a whole new language to learn. Carb, squat, interval training, plyometrics, deadlift, and burpee are just a few terms that might make a newcomer’s head spin. Exercising is crucial to better health and weight loss, and we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,
Microgreens are one of the latest trends in food and nutrition these days. The health conscious are piling these plants on their sandwiches, mixing them with their salad, and sneaking them into smoothies. What are microgreens? As the name implies, these are small green plants. More specifically, they are the seedlings of edible vegetables and
Do you hear it’s call? If you listen carefully, you may hear “Make me, cook me, eat me, I’m delicious!” That’s the call, the call of the meatball. The perfectly portioned, easy to make, easy to freeze, customizable, and very versatile little ball of goodness is just waiting to be made and enjoyed in so
When we are sitting, we’re barely burning any calories compared to when we get up and move. Unfortunately, many of us do a lot of sitting. If you work at a desk, in an office job, or commute to work, sitting is hard to avoid. If you are trying to incorporate more activity into your
Scallops seem to be an enigma of the fish world with some people not realizing the scallop is actually a form of shellfish. In fact, typing ‘scallop’ into Google shows that people often ask if scallops are vegan. A quick reminder of what a scallop shell looks like will often lead to a forehead slap.
Healthy, protein rich snacks will need to fill in the gaps of your post op gastric sleeve diet when you’ve reached the final stage at one year post op. When you no longer rely on protein supplement drinks to help you meet your nutrition and protein requirements, you will need to make wise food choices
For bariatric patients and anyone trying eat healthier and lose weight, cooking your own food instead of buying take out is an enormous first step. It stands to reason that if we buy healthier foods, we will eat better foods. But, how do we buy better food? We’ve got 3 tips for our gastric sleeve
There seems to be an infinite number of chicken recipes on the internet, and for good reason. Chicken is inexpensive, has a mild flavor that a majority of adults and children enjoy, and is usually readily available at the store. But, for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, chicken is also one of