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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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  • Memorial Day BBQ Ideas

    Memorial Day BBQ Ideas

    Memorial Day is upon us, and while it serves as a day to remember those who died in active military service for our country, it is customarily celebrated with family gatherings and BBQs. While traditional hamburgers and potato salad may be tasty, they aren’t exactly bariatric friendly. The bun and the potatoes add bulk and

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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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  • Copper May Help Weight Loss

    Copper May Help Weight Loss

    Copper has long been known to have several functions in the body, including assisting with red blood cell formation, absorbing iron, developing connective tissue, and supporting the immune system. But new research shows copper also plays a role in fat metabolism. Researcher and faculty scientist, Chris Chang of UC Berkeley, said “We find that copper

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  • Hydrate!

    Hydrate!

    It is hot in South Florida, and that means one thing: hydrate! Having enough water is crucial for everyone, but staying hydrated is essential for bariatric patients. With a reduced stomach size, gastric sleeve and lap band patients may have to sip smaller amounts of water more often than their nonsurgical cohorts to get the

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  • 3 Ingredient Recipe: Lemony Italian Salmon

    3 Ingredient Recipe: Lemony Italian Salmon

    Three ingredient recipes are great not only because they are usually super easy, but because you probably have all the ingredients at your house already. That means no need to stop at the store on the way home. That means you won’t be tempted to stop for take out instead of stopping at the market.

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  • Whole Grains Are a Whole Lot Better for Your Health

    Whole Grains Are a Whole Lot Better for Your Health

    White bread and white rice have gotten a bad reputation in recent years for being less nutritious than their whole grain counterparts. Yet, the grocery aisles are filled with a wide selection of tempting white bread and white rice products begging the question: is whole grain really that much better for you? The answer appears

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  • Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    Classic Italian flavors of tomatoes, cheese, and basil are delicious and totally crave worthy.  But traditional Italian pasta and sauce meals are often one of the first meals to be eliminated after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery due to their high carbohydrate and calorie levels.   Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric

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