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  • Entering a New Phase after Bariatric Surgery

    Entering a New Phase after Bariatric Surgery

    For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band who are entering the semi-solid food phase of their post bariatric surgery diet, finding foods to eat that you both enjoy and tolerate can be tricky. Some foods taste good, but don’t sit well in your new stomach. Some foods are tolerated by your stomach, but your mouth (or nose) is a different story.

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  • Office Culture Can Contribute to Overweight and Obesity

    Office Culture Can Contribute to Overweight and Obesity

    According to a recent study conducted by the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some office workers consume an over 1,000 calories per week from food obtained in the office (not including the food they brought from home or ordered from take out). A quarter of the study participants racked up close to 1,300 calories in a week. An extra 1,300 per week can contribute to nearly a 20 pound weight gain in a year.

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  • If You Thought Blueberries Were Just a Fruit, Think Again

    If You Thought Blueberries Were Just a Fruit, Think Again

    A recent study out of the University of Missouri-Columbia demonstrated that blueberries may help with cancer treatment. In an effort to find an adjunctive therapy for cancer treatment, Dr. Fang and her team looked at how blueberry extract worked in coordination with radiation therapy for cervical cancer.

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  • 2018: The Year of the … Fig?

    2018: The Year of the … Fig?

    Is the fig the next flavor craze? According to the Swiss company Firmenich it is. The 120 year old family owned company has been creating “fragrances and flavors for the world’s most desirable companies, delighting billions of consumers every day,” according to their company profile, so it stands to reason they know what they’re talking about.

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  • Carrot Juice:  Fad or Fab?

    Carrot Juice: Fad or Fab?

    Juicing has gained attraction as a health craze for a few years now. One of the most popular vegetables to juice is the carrot. Naturally sweet and visually stunning, carrot juice also contains less than 100 calories, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K (in one cup of juice).

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  • What Factors Affect How Many Calories You Burn?

    What Factors Affect How Many Calories You Burn?

    Weight loss happens when you burn more calories than you take in, creating a calorie deficit. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery patients, maximizing this calorie deficit is important to maximize weight loss. To do that you would have to know how many calories you are taking in and how many you are burning each day.

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  • DIY Pumpkin Flavored Coffee

    DIY Pumpkin Flavored Coffee

    While some coffee houses brew their own seasonal blends of coffee flavors that have a cult following, you can very easily brew a delicious cup of seasonally flavored coffee at home.

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