With the holiday and holiday parties around the corner, many people look forward to this time of year. But for many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, holiday parties pose a large mental and physical stumbling block. While it may be easy to take small bites of protein and vegetables around the dinner table or at cocktail hour, the dessert may be a higher hurdle to jump.
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.
This flavorful soup is made with a spice blend called berbere and the spiced, clarified butter known as Nitter Kibbeh ( instructutions below ). Berbere spice blend can be made easily from scratch, or purchased in most spice stores. The unique and rich flavor makes this dish well worth the minimal effort to make. Recipe
Exercise is a key factor in weight loss. This is true for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients also. As most weight loss surgery patients know, having bariatric surgery is not a magic weight solution, but a tool to help promote weight loss and keep it off. In order to maximize weight loss, exercise is crucial.
The cold weather in South Florida has us longing for warming, home cooked meals. Pork loin is a great choice because once you’ve dressed it and popped it in the oven, you can get a lot done around the house while it cooks, or even fit in some exercise. This is a simple, classic recipe
Don’t let Valentine’s Day weigh you down. It’s estimated that 58 million pounds of chocolate will be purchased during Valentine’s week, and 36 million heart shaped candy boxes will be sold. The average consumer will spend over $115 on Valentine’s Day food, gifts, and entertainment. Why not put your money to good use this Valentine’s
A new study is shedding some light on how our activity levels affect how long we live. Using data from over 3,000 people between the ages of 50-79, researchers examined participants’ activity levels using accelerometers for 7 days, then monitored them over the next 8 years. The results were surprising. Participants with the lowest level
The thought of a salad for dinner may make some people cringe, or wilt from hunger before they’ve even eaten. Some people may think salads are only a diet food, they’re tasteless, rabbit food, they won’t be filling. This salad doesn’t fall into any of those categories. This Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad is filled with
Summer is on its way in South Florida and it’s heating up! When the weather gets warm, many people enjoy a no-cook dinner that’s quick and easy to whip up after work. The trick is to find a recipe that’s simple, has only a handful of common ingredients, and actually tastes good. Enter Lentil and
Walnuts are versatile nuts that incorporates easily into many dishes, from salads to pastas to desserts. As with most nuts, they’re not low in calories, and they’re pretty high in fat, but they pack a nutritional punch that makes them a high fat high calorie snack that’s worth it. How often do you hear that?