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Summertime Suppertime Salad

Don’t want a hot dinner in the summer Florida heat? No problem, have a salad. But what about if you need to get adequate protein after your gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery? No problem, have this salad. You can get protein, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and healthy fats all in […]

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What is a Bodyweight Squat?

If you are new to exercising, it may seem like there’s a whole new language to learn. Carb, squat, HIIT, plyometrics, deadlift, and burpee are just a few terms that might make a newcomer’s head spin. Exercising is crucial to improving your health and promoting weight loss, and we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, […]

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3 Foods That Can Lower Cholesterol and Help You Lose Weight

High cholesterol (>200mg/dL) is often associated with a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. With dangerous levels of cholesterol flowing in the blood, some can deposit in the arteries, which can limit the flow of blood and lead to cardiovascular problems. High cholesterol has no obvious symptoms until it leads to problems, so it’s […]

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Why Do Onions Make Us Cry?

We’ve all experienced it: the burning feeling and tears in our eyes when we chop, dice, or mince our favorite bulb to add to our meal. Why do onions make us cry? The cells of the onion’s bulb have a chemical called propanethial S-oxide, or otherwise known as Lachrymatory Factor (LF). When the onion is […]

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Lemon Water: Miracle or Mediocre?

Celebrities swear by it. Clean living advocates advocate for it. Detox diets are based on it. It’s supposed to make your skin look radiant, flush toxins out of your body, and suppress appetite. All by adding the juice and possibly some rind to your water. Sound too good to be true? Then it probably is. […]

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