St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss

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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…

Exercise in 2015

Category Exercise, Health

resistance and aerobic

Many of us have made the resolution for 2015 to get in shape and increase exercise.  But what type of exercise is really the best?  A study in the Journal of American Medical Association-Pediatrics reports that the most effective way to drop body fat is a combination of resistance training and aerobic exercise. The study looked Read More…

Being S.M.A.R.T. in 2015

Category Diet, Exercise, Health


It’s the beginning of the year and the gyms are packed because many people have made resolutions to improve their health in 2015.  However, many of those resolutions will be lost by the time February hits and that’s because many people forget certain parts of a goal that need to be in place to achieve Read More…

Oats and Beans and Barley Grow

Category Diet, Health


Oatmeal can be a nice warm change up from your normal breakfast during the winter.  Not only are oats delicious, but there are so many different ways to flavor oatmeal that it’s hard to get bored.  Even better than that, oats are packed with nutrition! These little guys come from a cereal grain. While oats Read More…

How Much Protein

Category Diet, Health

portion size chicken

We focus so much on lean protein intake for surgical weight loss patients due to the quick weight loss following surgery.  The goal is to sustain muscle mass and protein is one component that assists in that. We even know that high protein intake doesn’t harm the kidneys or body’s organs.  So the sky is the Read More…

All about that Protein

Category Diet, Health


When most of us think protein we think meat. We know that meats can be excellent sources of this necessary meal component that help us sustain muscle and allow our body to function. However, there is so much more to know about protein and where we can get it from. There are 3 types of Read More…

Overall Success

Category Diet, Exercise, Health

blue flour

A recent article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics discusses counseling and interventional avenues for weight loss in overweight and obese individuals.  A specific quote from the article is as follows: “It is important to note that longer-term comprehensive lifestyle interventions (>1 year) produce greater weight losses, and that long-term interventions Read More…

Convenient and Healthy!

Category Diet, Health


Many many times I hear patients stuck in the rut of choosing unhealthy foods for snacks because they are more convenient. Junk food has a longer shelf life and virtually needs no refrigeration so it can be left in a bag or purse for months. However, i’m here to tell you that healthy food can be convenient too! One Read More…