St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss

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Low Carb Spaghetti

Category Diet, Health


My love for spaghetti runs deep, but it also means that I usually have a food coma after eating it due to too many carbohydrates.  Recently, i’ve been playing with different types of noodles to try and cut down on the carbohydrates in pasta while still enjoying one of my favorite meals.  Most recently, i’ve Read More…

Strawberry Season

Category Diet, Health


It is officially Spring and with the change in season comes my favorite season of fruit…strawberries!  Strawberry season begins in March and you’ve probably started to see the influx of this delicious red fruit in grocery stores.  The best part about buying this fruit in season is that not only is it more delicious and Read More…

Activity versus Exercise

Category Exercise, Health


You all have heard my many rants about increasing exercise and how important exercise is for the support of weight loss and weight maintenance.  The biggest point that I try to differentiate is between activity and exercise. Many of you are very active in your everyday lives: at work, yardwork, shopping.  You are standing or Read More…

Getting in the Green Vegetables

Category Uncategorized


Many of us struggle with getting in vegetable intake throughout the day.  This is especially difficult when we try to get in a good variety of vegetables with all sorts of different colors because the options are endless.  Green leafy vegetables have abundance of nutrients that can help our bodies, including fiber, folate, antioxidants, Vitamin Read More…

The Relationship between Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery

Category Health

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In a recent edition of the American Diabetes Association Magazine, Diabetes Forecast, a study from The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology was discussed.  This study looked at 2,167 overweight and obese adults who had undergone bariatric surgery.  These individuals were studied over the next seven years following their surgery.  During those seven years, only 4.3% of Read More…

Caffeine and Exercise

Category Uncategorized


Being a personal trainer, i’ve discussed how I receive a Magazine from NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) that has a great deal of excellent tips and information.  The most recent magazine discussed the impact of caffeine on exercise.  I feel as though this is an important topic since athletes are constantly looking for ways Read More…

Coconut Oil-Is it Healthy?

Category Diet, Health

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Coconut oil has been getting a good bit of press lately. People use it on their hair, face and in cooking. So what is this mystery oil all about? Coconut oil is the oil extracted from the meat of the coconut. Oddly enough, this oil is a plant-based saturated fat. Saturated fats are termed this Read More…

Egg-White Oatmeal

Category Diet, Health


Recently, many patients have been noting eating oatmeal for breakfast on their food recall.  I think the cold weather makes us all crave something nice and warm.  The hard downfall of mosts oatmeal is that it only has ~6g of protein in one cup.  So in order to get a little more protein we need Read More…

Partner Workout

Category Exercise, Health


Disclaimer: Do not start a new exercise routine without first consulting your physician! It sure is cold out there, but this workout will definitely warm you up.  Plus, doing this workout with a friend or loved one will make in pass in no time.  So gear up and get going. Start with a quick 2 minute Read More…

What to know about Iron

Category Diet, Health

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Iron is one of the minerals that is necessary for supplementation following a roux-en-y bypass procedure.  It’s important that we understand why iron is necessary for the body and ways that we are able to get some of it through food. Iron is a mineral present in many foods and added to some food products.  Read More…