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  • 3 Clever Ways to Cook Cauliflower

    3 Clever Ways to Cook Cauliflower

    You may have heard that white foods should be avoided since they are not as good for us as their colorful counterparts. That is a good rule of thumb, but certainly not a hard and fast rule. Cauliflower is one of the reasons that rule doesn’t always apply. Cauliflower may be white, but it is

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  • Consider Taking a Fitness Class

    Consider Taking a Fitness Class

    You may not be a gym kind of person. You may prefer to exercise alone. But, sometimes it is easy to skip our solo exercising. As exercise is a cornerstone to losing weight after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, skipping it can be problematic for your health and slow your rate of

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  • Food Highlight: Kiwi

    Food Highlight: Kiwi

    Kiwi has an interesting appearance and an interesting story. Originally grown in China and named the Chinese Gooseberry, kiwis were brought to and cultivated in New Zealand in the 1900’s. In order to avoid high duties charged on berries, New Zealanders changed their name to kiwifruit as the small, fuzzy, brown fruit resembled New Zealand’s

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  • One Pan Baked Chicken With Vegetables

    One Pan Baked Chicken With Vegetables

    Servings: 6 Ingredients 4 red potatoes, sliced 6 carrots, sliced 1 large sweet onion, quartered 1 chicken, raw, cut into pieces and skin removed ½ cup low sodium chicken broth ¼ tsp pepper 1 tsp poultry seasoning   Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put potatoes, carrots and onions in a large roasting pan. Put

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  • Non Candy Halloween Giveaway Ideas

    Non Candy Halloween Giveaway Ideas

    Some say the season for weight gain starts at Halloween, not Thanksgiving. Judging by the amount of candy flooding the shelves of every store, that’s likely to be true. The temptation of all the Halloween treats in the house and office can be too much for even the most iron willed person to resist. Even

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  • Don’t Get Stuffed: Tips for a Lighter Thanksgiving

    Don’t Get Stuffed: Tips for a Lighter Thanksgiving

    The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. That is closer to a week’s worth of calories for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. How can we enjoy the Thanksgiving flavors without all the calories? Dr. Shillingford’s staff offer a few tips to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without the guilt and

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  • 3 Steps to Healthy Eating

    3 Steps to Healthy Eating

    Researchers at Cornell reviewed 112 different studies to collect information about healthy eating habits. They found that three reasons why healthy eaters ate healthy were that nutritious foods were available to them (convenience), made to look enticing (attractive), and appear like an obvious choice (normal).  “A healthy diet can be as easy as making the

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  • Reinventing Turkey Leftovers for Bariatric Patients

    Reinventing Turkey Leftovers for Bariatric Patients

    Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, what do you do with all your leftover turkey? While repeating your Thanksgiving dinner is simple and delicious, after a few repetitions, most people are usually ready for some new flavors. We have gathered 5 ideas for using up your turkey leftovers that will get you back in the

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  • Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity is a public health crisis for many reasons. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, circulation problems, arthritis, depression, and reduced ability to care for oneself. But another possible risk is several forms of aggressive cancers. Obesity raises the risk of prostate cancer in men and colorectal cancers

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  • Get Lucky This St. Patrick’s Day (with a Healthier Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe)

    Get Lucky This St. Patrick’s Day (with a Healthier Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe)

    March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage dishes can be found all around. But the best recipe will likely be the one you make at home.  By making it yourself, you can make sure to use quality ingredients and eat the portion that is the right size for you

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