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?
The major benefits of weight loss surgery for adults have been clearly documented over the years from many scientific studies: weight loss, improvement in blood sugar control, improvement in cardiovascular health, reduced blood pressure, and improvements in obesity-related breathing disorders. But a new study looked at the benefits of gastric sleeve surgery on teens averaging
Avocado toast seems to be a go to breakfast for many people on a weight loss diet and those focusing on their health, like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. This meal incorporates protein rich eggs and avocados, which are full of healthy fats and fiber. It’s a breakfast that takes only minutes
Everyone loves a chip. But potato chips are not worth the saturated fat and empty calories for those on a weight loss diet or for those who have had gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or adjustable lap band surgery. A great alternative is to make your own chips out of zucchini. It’s a lower calorie, lower
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
Research from Duke Health is shedding some light on how the intensity of exercise affects glucose tolerance, and the results interesting. Participants in the six month long study were diagnosed with prediabetes based on elevated fasting glucose levels. They were divided into several groups to compare results of the interventions. The first group followed a
If you live in South Florida, chances are good that you either have or know someone who has a mango tree. Summer is when most mangos are ripe, and mango season is upon us. Mango trees can produce over a hundred mangos each year. After the first dozen, you may grow a little tired of
Quick and easy weeknight dinners are great, but healthy ones are even better. How about a healthy, easy, weeknight dinner recipe that picky eaters might even like? This Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet Meal cooks up quickly and uses common ingredients you might even have on hand. Can you imagine no special trip to
In today’s world we are constantly bombarded with cues to eat. Coffee aroma from the break room, Golden Arches poised high enough to be seen from the highway, food companies sponsoring ballparks and concert venues, celebrities drinking sodas plastered all over social media, Facebook feeds littered with cooking demonstrations- food cues are hard to avoid!
Now here is a recipe that tastes good, is high in protein, and can satisfy the whole family. The trick? Adding fresh apple and dried cranberries to the chicken salad. This recipe would work well for dinner on a hot night, a picnic at the beach or ballfield, or lunch on the weekend, at work,