One in three American children are overweight or obese. Their weight may wreak havoc on their health. Some children are showing signs of health problems once thought to only affect adults, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
We celebrate Labor Day as the unofficial end of summer. Since it will continue to be as hot as molten lava for another few months here in South Florida, that label is purely symbolic. But, summer break is now over and most schools are back in session.
Sometimes a recipe is so simple that you think it can’t be good. But don’t be fooled. Just four ingredients can be combined to create a delicious, healthy, and protein-packed dinner centerpiece.
Medicine balls have been around for centuries, yet they are still popular with fitness enthusiasts. Ancient Greeks used to make them out of sand and animal pouches, but these days they’re often made out of leather, vinyl, or rubber. You may find them stacked on a rack in different areas of your gym.
This yummy dish is a different kind of salad since there’s no lettuce. The earthy heartiness of the protein-packed chickpeas, combined with the crunch of red onions, the sweetness of the tomatoes and cucumbers, and the creaminess of the feta cheese makes for an explosion of flavors and textures in your mouth.
There’s a lot to think about before your weight loss surgery. How could your life change after weight loss? How might your relationships change? How will your body and brain adapt to your new, smaller stomach? Will you be able to reduce or eliminate some medications? What exercises will you do once you’ve been cleared by your bariatric surgeon? Will your food preferences change after gastric sleeve surgery? But, what to put in your hospital bag shouldn’t be a question that leaves you guessing.
Thinly sliced deli meat can be a great protein option after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. It can be eaten on it’s own, as part of a meal, or as a snack. Deli meat can vary in protein amounts based on the meat and the portion size, but according to the USDA 1 cup of sliced deli ham or turkey offers around 185 calories, 1 gram carbohydrates, and 27 grams protein.