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Study Highlight: De-bunking the Myth; “A Calorie is a Calorie”

Friday, July 13th, 2012 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Eating healthy, News, Nutrition, Protein and calories, Research, Resources, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

An eye-opening research study was published June 26th in the Journal of American Medical Association. The article proves the theory that many observant dietitians have noticed along the years counseling patients-“a calorie is NOT a calorie”-especially when it comes to ...

Plan a Bariatric Friendly Summer Party

Friday, June 1st, 2012 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Eating healthy, Nutrition, post weight loss surgery tips, Post WLS tips, Recipes, Uncategorized, weight loss plan | No Comments »

Just because you have a whole new way of eating after weight loss surgery does not mean that you need to stay in and hide from all your friends. Here are some tips to build a party that not only you ...

Bad Breath By Alisha Gillespie MS RD

Friday, January 13th, 2012 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Eating healthy, Nutrition, post weight loss surgery tips, Post WLS tips, Uncategorized, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

Bad breath may be one of the less threatening concerns after weight loss surgery, but it can be an uncomfortable one for you and your loved ones, co-workers and all the other people around you.  The often sweet-metallic breath odor ...

Tasty Bites By Alisha

Friday, October 7th, 2011 Posted in Eating healthy, post weight loss surgery tips, Post WLS tips, Protein and calories, Recipes, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Chicken Salad     6 oz chicken breast, boneless, skinless        ¼ c 0% Greek yogurt, plain   1 tsp Dijon mustard   1 tbsp minced chives   ¼ c cherry tomatoes, quartered   salt   ground black pepper   lemon juice   Fill medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil (optional: add 2 ...

Tasty Bites by Alisha

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 Posted in Eating healthy, post weight loss surgery tips, Post WLS tips, Protein and calories, Recipes | No Comments »

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail with Yellow Gazpacho   Yellow tomatoes have lower acidity than their red cousins so give this tasty grilled shrimp and yellow gazpacho recipe a try...    2 medium yellow tomatoes, (1/2 lb) seeded & chopped 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, ...

The good, the ugly, and the uglier

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 Posted in News, Uncategorized, weight loss plan | No Comments »

I caught the first episode of the new show Extreme Makeover-Weight Loss Edition. I was disgusted before the first commercial. Rachel, a 21 year-old physical education teacher, was the first participant. Standing at 6’0” and weighing 385 pounds, her BMI clocked ...

‘Tis The Season… To Stay Focused!

Friday, December 10th, 2010 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Exercise, Holidays, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

This holiday season, don’t let yourself fall off track with the first sign of cookies in the office. Though this time of year often brings events, parties and get-togethers, do not neglect the weight loss plan that you have been ...

Post Op Day 58

Friday, May 7th, 2010 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Protein and calories, surgical weight loss, Vertical gastrectomy, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

Hello everyone!  I had to wait until I could articulate my feelings of late without crying.  I was so happy and pleased with the surgical weight loss progress I had made when I last wrote.  The weight loss has continued ...

Fruit List: What’s the Carb Count?

Monday, July 20th, 2009 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Diabetes, Protein and calories, Recipes, Uncategorized, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery | No Comments »

Fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruits are on this list.  Fresh fruit is always going to be the best choice as frozen and canned fruits tend to have added sugar.  Protein should be the base of your diet for the ...

Starchy vegetables

Friday, July 10th, 2009 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Protein and calories, surgical weight loss, weight loss plan, weight loss surgery, Weight loss surgery results | No Comments »

We generally know what foods contain carbohydrates: breads, rice, pasta, potatoes, tortillas, crackers, pancakes, etc. It’s also important to know that in order for a weight loss plan to be successful, there are some starchy vegetables out there that you’ll ...