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  • Put Down That Yogurt!

    Put Down That Yogurt!

    Even if it’s greek yogurt, put it down. Just for a second. Turn the container around and check the sugar content before spooning in another delicious mouthful.
    Yogurt and greek yogurt have gained popularity in recent years due to their high protein content. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, greek yogurts often have upwards of 10-13 g protein in each 6 oz cup, which goes a long way toward meeting their daily goal of 80g protein. But, if you are trying to lose weight (like bariatric surgery patients) or even just be healthy, you’ll want to make sure you aren’t eating heaping spoonfuls of sugar alongside of your protein.

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  • Lap Band Surgery Dietary Guide

    Lap Band Surgery Dietary Guide

    After surgery, you will find that you need to make changes in your eating patterns, not only to prevent pain and vomiting, but also to produce the desired weight loss. Perhaps even more important is development of appropriate eating habits to prevent band slippage and obstruction of the stoma (the opening for foods leaving the upper

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  • Sugary Drinks Linked to Harmful Body Fat

    Sugary Drinks Linked to Harmful Body Fat

    Sodas and sugar sweetened drinks have faced a lot of blame for contributing to the obesity epidemic, despite soda manufacturers insistence that overall diet quality is a larger contributor, as well as lack of exercise. But, another study has shown sugary drinks have a link to excess body fat. Even if your BMI doesn’t technically

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  • Coffee: A Latte of Sugar?

    Coffee: A Latte of Sugar?

    Americans consume over 400 million cups of coffee each day, or 146 billion cups each year.  No doubt, we are obsessed with coffee.  In fact, almost half of Americans would rather give up their cell phones than go without coffee.  It often starts our day in the morning and gives us a quick pick me

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  • Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight

    Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight

    After gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery, most bariatric surgeons and dietitians recommend patients follow a low calorie diet to promote successful weight loss. Protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates are the three mainstays in a healthy, low calorie diet after bariatric surgery. These nutritional building blocks provide your body with the vitamins,

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  • Need Another Reason to Quit Sugary Drinks and Diet Beverages? Here’s One

    Need Another Reason to Quit Sugary Drinks and Diet Beverages? Here’s One

    Sugary drinks like fruit juice, fruit flavored drinks, “vitamin” drinks, and soda are all high in simple sugars and calories your body doesn’t need. These drinks can easily add hundreds of calories a day to your diet. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, those calories could equate to not losing weight, or

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