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Getting in the Green Vegetables

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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

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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…

Exercise Your Choice

Category Exercise, Health


Exercise is an important part of weight loss and weight maintenance.  As important as exercise is, its also important where you exercise.  Outdoor activities can be an excellent way to get a workout in, but can be difficult based on Mother Nature.  So what should you look for in a gym?  The following tips will Read More…


Category Exercise, Health


A fantastic article about the nutrition changes in athletes who have undergone surgical weight loss.  Take a look!   Katherine Horner, MS, RD, LD, NASM-CPT, CES Surgical Weight Loss Dietitian & Exercise Specialist   Photo from Read More…

Easy Shrimp Stir Fry

Category Diet, Health


Here is a great recipe to add variety to your week of meals.  It packs in the flavor and protein! Easy Shrimp Stir-fry Ingredients: ½ cup quinoa (makes 1 full cup when cooked) 1 bell pepper, color of choice 1 onion 2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli Frozen shrimp Low-sodium soy sauce Preparation: Place ½ Read More…