Are you looking to incorporate more vegetables into your diet? Vegetables are often high in fiber, low in calories, and are chock full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Adding low carbohydrate vegetables, such as zucchini, into your diet is a good way to feel fuller without adding a lot of calories. This can help you
School is out and parents and grandparents may find themselves making innumerable snacks each day for their young ones. It’s hard to fix several snacks a day and not want to partake. Well, this snack is one that even gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients can feel good about sharing with the kids.
In today’s world we are constantly bombarded with cues to eat. Coffee aroma from the break room, Golden Arches poised high enough to be seen from the highway, food companies sponsoring ballparks and concert venues, celebrities drinking sodas plastered all over social media, Facebook feeds littered with cooking demonstrations- food cues are hard to avoid!
Snacking is important for bariatric patients. Since their stomach size is reduced, surgical weight loss patients can not get all of their calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals in 3 small meals a day. Healthy snacks are key to meeting protein and nutrient needs. A handful of pretzels or chips and dip will no longer suffice
Bariatric surgery patients can often expect to lose 30 to 40 percent of their body weight, depending on the type of bariatric surgery performed. Some lose more, some lose less, and factors that affect who loses and how much are not very well understood. A recent study published in JAMA Surgery looked into preoperative (before
World Obesity Day, the second annual day geared toward generating and supporting practical actions to help people across the globe reduce their weight and reverse the trend toward global obesity, will be observed October 11, 2016. The 2016 campaign will focus its efforts toward ending childhood obesity and calling upon governments to develop and implement
It has been estimated that the average American consumes roughly 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving day. That would take the equivalent of walking 27 miles to burn off. So, unless you have time for a marathon, a better choice is to take control your food and calorie intake this Thanksgiving. Easier said than done. Thanksgiving is
We all know physical activity promotes health and longevity. Exercise helps reduce heart disease, certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, as well as the overall risk of death. Yet 5 million deaths a year can be attributed to insufficient physical activity. In order to promote health, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends adults engage
As the holiday time approaches, life sure does seem to get busier. We may spend extra time shopping, wrapping presents, sending cards, cooking, baking, keeping the kids occupied, preparing for company, and finishing up last minute tasks before the year ends. It may feel like things will never get done and there’s no time for
Social media is full of pictures and recipes that use vegetables in creative ways to reduce and replace carbohydrates. It’s a great idea for two reasons: you can lower your carbohydrate intake and increase your vegetable intake in one move. This means overall less calories and more fiber all you still get to eat foods