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  • Giblets and Neck from Turkey

    Giblets and Neck from Turkey

    The giblets and neck from a turkey make a great flavorful stock that helps ensure a rich, tasty gravy, but you may substitute more chicken broth if you prefer. Ingredients Giblets and neck from turkey 6 cups water 2-3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup deglazing liquid, such as white

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  • Tips for Reducing Calories without Feeling Hungry

    Tips for Reducing Calories without Feeling Hungry

    Reducing your caloric intake without feeling hungry can be tricky, especially when you are planning and preparing for a lap band, gastric sleeve, or gastric bypass. Dr Shillingford, located in Boca Raton Florida is an obesity surgeon who specializes in gastric sleeve amongst other obesity operations. His staff is always filled with advice to aid

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  • “Light” Foods Lead to Heavy Eating

    “Light” Foods Lead to Heavy Eating

    Low fat, light, and diet versions of foods may have been developed to help combat the rising obesity rates, but it seems they may be doing just the opposite. The World Health Organization (WHO) called for policies that promote low fat foods, and the food manufacturing industry responded in overwhelming amounts with low fat products

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  • 5 Foods that Fight Inflammation

    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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  • The Nutrition Facts Label: What’s Different?

    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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  • 3 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

    3 Ingredient BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato

    What’s better than combining the sweetness of sweet potato with the tang of barbecue chicken? It’s like they were made for each other. Sweet potatoes are a great choice for bariatric patients because they are rich in many vitamins and minerals (A,C, manganese, copper, B6, and potassium), high in fiber, and provide carbohydrates that actually

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  • Sriracha Shrimp

    Sriracha Shrimp

    Shrimp may feel like a dinner for a special occasion, but it can be made quickly and deliciously, even on a weeknight. It’s high in protein and low in carbohydrates, which is ideal for bariatric patients and those seeking weight loss. Another reason shrimp is good for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients

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  • Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery: What You Need to Know if You are Overweight and Have Diabetes

    Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery: What You Need to Know if You are Overweight and Have Diabetes

    New guidelines published in May 2016 and endorsed by leading diabetes organizations, now call for bariatric surgery to be considered a standard treatment option for Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for roughly 90-95% of all diabetes cases worldwide and is characterized by hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. High blood sugar can damage nerve

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  • Get Fit in 60 Seconds?

    Get Fit in 60 Seconds?

    Well, maybe not just 60 seconds; more like 60 seconds of “all out” cycling and 9 additional minutes of lower intensity exercise. Sound good? Read on to see how. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity

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  • A Steak Dinner Dad Will Love

    A Steak Dinner Dad Will Love

    Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th, so get ready to celebrate with the dad in your life! One dinner idea is a delicious and healthy steak dinner. What dad doesn’t enjoy a grilled steak dinner? You don’t have to mention the “healthy” part, the “delicious” part will more than do its part to make dad

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