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Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Classic Italian flavors of tomatoes, cheese, and basil are delicious and totally crave worthy.  But traditional Italian pasta and sauce meals are often one of the first meals to be eliminated after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery due to their high carbohydrate and calorie levels.   Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric […]

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A Step in the Right Direction for Office Workers: Walking Meetings

In an effort to increase the physical activity of office workers, researchers at University of Miami piloted a program to change one traditional sit down office meeting a week to a walking meeting.  Guidelines were established to continue the productiveness of the 30 minute meeting.   Guidelines include: Set a time and place prior to […]

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Memorial Day BBQ Ideas

Memorial Day is upon us, and while it serves as a day to remember those who died in active military service for our country, it is customarily celebrated with family gatherings and BBQs. While traditional hamburgers and potato salad may be tasty, they aren’t exactly bariatric friendly. The bun and the potatoes add bulk and […]

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The Nutrition Facts Label: What’s Different?

The FDA recently unveiled it’s updated version of the Nutrition Facts panel, the label on the back of packaged goods that lists macro- and micro- nutrients. Several changes have been made since the last version was released in 1994. We highlight the changes below and how they may impact bariatric patients. The total calories will […]

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5 Foods that Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is a normal process in the body. It is the body’s attempt at self-protection, a way of removing harmful stimuli, irritants, damaged cells or pathogens. Acute inflammation is the fast response of the body to remedy the problem and begin the healing process. We see acute inflammation in conditions like bronchitis, sinusitis, appendicitis, wounds […]

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