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Starting The New Year Off On The Right Foot

Are you ready for the new year? Were you able to accomplish everything you wanted to last year? Did you meet your weight loss goal? Or maybe you started taking steps towards losing weight in preparation for surgery? Below are our dietitian’s top 5 tips to help you start your New Year right! #1. Start…

Tips for Healthy Eating When Dining Out

Eating at home is typically the healthiest choice for dieters and post-bariatric patients, especially if you take the time to meal plan. However, eating out can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. Dining out is a way for us to celebrate and enjoy time with friends and family. Whether you are getting take-out to…

Kitchen Gadgets to Aid Weight Loss for Bariatric Patients

We are regularly on the lookout for new kitchen gadgets or utensils to recommend to our bariatric patients. We know that preparing food at home is almost always healthier than convenience or restaurant food, so anything that can make food prep or cleanup quicker or more fun can help promote weight loss. The right tools…

Holiday Tips for Post Op Liquid Diets

Being on a liquid diet during the holiday season can be challenging but is 100% doable. Follow the tips below to help you coast through the holidays without a care. Tips for Liquid Diets During the Holiday Season Keep yourself busy! While off work it can become easy to make food the main focus. Take…

5 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Tips

You can still have a traditional Thanksgiving without the extra starches (carbs!) Modify some of your holiday favorites to fit into your meal plan: Avoid frying or breading meats. Ham, turkey, & beef tenderloin are loaded with protein and don’t need the extra carbs to taste delicious! Use cauliflower for a mock mashed potatoes dish…

5 Tips to Keep Your Halloween Healthy

1. Avoid Skipping Meals Skipping meals can ultimately cause you to take in more candy than planned due to low blood sugars. 2. Make Halloween a Physical Activity Event Don’t miss a great opportunity to get your exercise in. Make a family game plan to walk to as many houses as you can! 3. Avoid…

Helpful Tips For Tackling a Buffet

Tackling Buffets

Eating out not only allows you to take in more fat and salt at your meal, but it can also result in overeating if you are not careful. Buffets can be a double edged sword, in that, they are great way to accommodate the whole family, however can be a diet disaster if you do…

Healthy Condiments

We all love to eat food with great flavor, but the items we use to flavor our meals can cause a major diet downfall. Try using spices, dry rubs, herbs, or condiments that have very few calories to flavor your meals to avoid sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Low carb/sugar condiment options: No-added sugar ketchup*…

Time Saving Tips for Healthy Cooking

Preparing healthy meals can be difficult to fit into our already busy schedules. However, there are ways to minimize your time spent in the kitchen while maintaining your commitment to eating healthy. – Be strategic. A little planning and time spent on the weekend can go a long way throughout the busy workweek. Take a…

Eating Out While Losing Weight

Eating healthy has its challenges, but eating healthy while dining out can be a whole other issue. While cooking healthy foods at home is a better option for your health, it is not always realistic to say you will never go out to eat again. Follow the tips below to stay on track with your…

Hydrating Fluids

Staying adequately hydrated is important for everyone, especially during the hot summer months! Water not only helps quench thirst, but it is also considered an essential nutrient because it is needed for many body functions. Some of the processes in which water is needed include: temperature regulation, transportation of nutrients, maintaining normal bowel function, etc….

How to stay motivated to exercise?

Losing weight demands a combined effort of diet and exercise. Eating healthy can, at times, be easier than exercising due to the fact that we have to eat in order to survive. Although most individuals want to exercise and have a normal weekly routine, typically lack of motivation can be a quick deterrent from getting…

Emotional Eating

Are you an emotional eater? Do you find yourself looking for munchies while watching tv? Clinging to a bowl of ice cream to deal with stress? Eating for reasons other than nourishment can cause your weight loss to stop and can even ignite weight gain. Below are a few tips to promote healthy eating habits…

Healthy Eating on the GO!

Are you someone that is always busy? Between work, kids, exercise, and extracurricular activities all you want is a meal that is going to be fast, easy, and tasty! Then you are like most Americans..eating on the go. Good news, eating on the go can be made healthy by focusing on a few meal planning…

Making a Bariatric Diet Okay for the Family

  Cooking healthy meals at home can be a great step in moving towards a healthier lifestyle. However, cooking two meals, one for you and one for your family, can be utterly exhausting. I receive many questions asking whether a bariatric diet is okay for your family to be on. The answer is yes! With…

Facts About Fats

Research has shown that incorporating healthy fat in your diet can be very beneficial to your health. However, too much fat, regardless of if the fat is a healthy fat or not, can lead to weight stalls or even weight gain. Below are a few tips to help you incorporate fat in your diet without…

Tips for a Healthy Valentine’s Day

Are you feeling the llllloooooovvvveeee this month? February is the month when we focus on celebrating the love we have with our special one. Valentine’s Day can be fun but when trying to lose weight it can cause majority anxiety trying to figure out how to avoid those tempting treats that are lurking around the…

Starch Swaps

We tend to have a love/hate relationship with starches. Starches are food like: bread, pasta, rice, cereal, crackers, chips, etc. We love to eat them, but hate what they do to our bodies. Starches break down into sugar in your body and then store as fat. Thus, not a major contributor to weight loss. In…

Become a Morning Exerciser

  Are you struggling to get your workout in because you’re too tired after work, but can’t get out of bed in the morning? Try some of these tips to help your day get off to a great start: #1. Plan your workout timeframe the night before. This will allow you to sleep until the…

Avoiding Sweet Indulgences Over Thanksgiving

So by now, most of you are prepared for Thanksgiving; maybe not physically but mentally we have all prepared ourselves for what our Thanksgiving will look like. For some, it will be de-carbing your holiday meal and serving a healthier version to your friends and family members. Others will prepare by bringing their own low…

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