Blog Posts in 2017

  • How to Start Prepping Your Diet Plan for the Holiday Season

    The holidays are a hectic time, especially for those trying to stick to a healthy diet and lifestyle. With so many gatherings and parties, there are ample opportunities to be tempted into eating something you might otherwise have been able to avoid. To avoid holiday weight gain, start preparing yourself now and come up with a strategy that will help you avoid overeating or overindulging. 1. Plan ...
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  • Is It Helpful to Meal Prep After Gastric Bypass Surgery?

    If you recently underwent gastric bypass surgery, you have taken the first step toward achieving a healthy weight and better future that is unhindered by the health concerns associated with obesity. However, this is only the beginning. Following a strict diet in the aftermath of your gastric bypass surgery is critical to the healing process and your long-term success. Some foods can interrupt the ...
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  • 7 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Diet During the Holiday Season

    The holidays are coming up, and this season can be a struggle for those looking to maintain their diet and stick to their weight loss goals. The holiday season doesn’t have to be the end of your healthy habits, however! Keep following your weight loss goals with these easy tips to prepare your diet for the upcoming holidays. 1. Eat Beforehand The holiday seasons may have you attending party ...
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  • How to Maintain a Healthy Diet During Summer Vacation

    Vacation is a time to unwind, but that doesn’t mean that you should throw your diet and your progress on your weight loss journey out the window. Summer vacation shouldn’t make you anxious, however. Keep your diet healthy this summer, even while traveling with these tips! Fight the Urge to Splurge Trying new foods, enjoying a fancy restaurant, or even just eating out to avoid cooking ...
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  • Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Journey with These 10 Summer Exercises

    Summer is a great time to start your weight loss journey. The warm weather and vacation time may inspire you to start shedding the pounds and to discover a new, healthier you! Get a jumpstart on your weight loss journey with 10 of our favorite exercises to get you moving. 1. Beach Volleyball Grab a ball and hit the sand! Beach volleyball is a full body work out that tones the arms, legs, ...
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  • 10 Easy, Healthy Summer Snacks

    Summer is a time to relax and explore, and easy, healthy snacks can accompany you on all your adventures. Whether you’re starting your weight loss journey, currently are working towards a goal, or are focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, these tasty treats are nutritious and easy. Spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your summer with these 10 snack ideas. 1. Seasonal ...
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  • Important Things You Should Know About Post-Surgery Recovery

    Weight loss surgery is a safe, effective option for patients who are looking to make permanent, rapid changes. While these procedures typically have low rates of complication and are relatively quick to recover from, surgery is still a medical procedure and may require some special considerations. Learn what you need to know about post-surgery recovery to help you have the most comfortable and ...
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  • Am I a Gastric Bypass Candidate?

    Gastric bypass surgery essentially makes the stomach smaller and reroutes the small intestine, allowing the patient to feel full with smaller portions, absorb fewer minerals, and experience an overall improvement in health as a result of steady weight loss. Not everyone is qualified for this procedure, so it is important to understand what factors into a patient’s candidacy. Below are some ...
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  • Foods to Avoid After Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Gastric bypass surgery was popularized more than 30 years ago. Today it is recognized as the most common, most successful weight loss procedure in the world. And the dramatic results experienced by gastric bypass patients make it easy to see why. Over the course of just 2 years, most patients lose between 70% and 80% of all excess weight. The surgery is so effective, in fact, that many people who ...
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  • Recovery After Gastric Bypass Surgery

    Gastric bypass surgery has been performed for over 30 years, helping countless individuals achieve successful weight loss. However, recovery is a crucial part of the process. When you undergo gastric bypass surgery, you will likely feel tired, uncomfortable, and hungry for the first couple of weeks. The truth is, you already endured one of the most difficult parts of this experience. Change can ...
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  • How to Stick to Your Nutrition Plan this Valentine's Day

    Staying Heart-Healthy on Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And, contrary to popular belief, it’s entirely possible to enjoy the day without depriving yourself. Here’s how: 5 Tips for Nutrition Success Plan Ahead. If you already know you want to indulge a little on Valentine’s Day, plan accordingly. There are plenty of things you can do before ...
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