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  • 5 Ways to Handle Stress (That Don’t Include Eating)

    5 Ways to Handle Stress (That Don’t Include Eating)

    We all face stressful situations in our lives, some are minor (like a forgotten umbrella in the rain) and some are major (like our health, safety, and security). Stress can often make our hearts pound, our muscles go tense, our teeth clench, and our breathing more rapid. We feel stress physically as well as emotionally.

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  • Lemony Chicken and Cabbage Soup

    Lemony Chicken and Cabbage Soup

    Some of our blog readers may have read Food Highlight: Cabbage and thought of cole slaw. While cole slaw is certainly the one cabbage dish that leads cabbage to being the tenth most commonly consumed vegetable in America, it definitely isn’t the healthiest way to eat this otherwise very healthy vegetable. Another very delicious way

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  • It’s National Pizza Day

    It’s National Pizza Day

    Thursday, February 9th is National Pizza Day. Are you surprised to hear that pizza has it’s own day? Maybe you shouldn’t be and here’s why: Pizza is enjoyed by many countries around the world It’s one of the only foods that can be topped with meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, or fruit and still be delicious

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  • Roasted Cabbage Wedges

    Roasted Cabbage Wedges

    If you read our Food Highlight: Cabbage, you’re probably waiting impatiently for more ideas on how to eat cabbage. Why? As we pointed out, cabbage is low in calories (40 per cup!), loaded with vitamins and minerals (including significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate), and chock full of antioxidants (20 different flavonoids

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  • 5 Surpisingly Delicious Ways to Substitute Veggies for Carbs

    5 Surpisingly Delicious Ways to Substitute Veggies for Carbs

    Social media is full of pictures and recipes that use vegetables in creative ways to reduce and replace carbohydrates. It’s a great idea for two reasons: you can lower your carbohydrate intake and increase your vegetable intake in one move. This means overall less calories and more fiber all you still get to eat foods

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  • Bariatric Patients at High Risk of Gallstones

    Bariatric Patients at High Risk of Gallstones

    According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most do not even know it. Gallstones, or solid deposits of cholesterol or other crystals that form in the gallbladder, often produce no symptoms. When symptoms do present, they often lead to pain in the abdomen and nausea, often after meals.

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  • Never Do Another Sit Up

    Never Do Another Sit Up

    Never do another sit up again. Forget about them; forget sit ups. The Navy has. The Navy has taken sit ups out of its biannual physical test as of 2015. If the Navy has eliminated sit ups, so can you. It doesn’t matter if you are a bariatric patient trying to lose weight and improve

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  • Three Foods You’re Probably Storing Wrong, Part 1

    Three Foods You’re Probably Storing Wrong, Part 1

    Let’s face it, food is expensive, and it seems healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins can be even more expensive. For people trying to incorporate healthy foods into their lifestyles, such as gastric sleeve gastric bypass, and lap band patients, it can extremely frustrating to gather ingredients for a

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  • What is a Burpee?

    What is a Burpee?

    If you are new to working out, it may seem like there’s a whole new language to learn. Carb, squat, interval training, plyometrics, deadlift, and burpee are just a few terms that might make a newcomer’s head spin. Exercising is crucial to better health and weight loss, and we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,

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  • Food Highlight: Microgreens

    Food Highlight: Microgreens

    Microgreens are one of the latest trends in food and nutrition these days. The health conscious are piling these plants on their sandwiches, mixing them with their salad, and sneaking them into smoothies. What are microgreens? As the name implies, these are small green plants. More specifically, they are the seedlings of edible vegetables and

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