Category Archives: Nutrition Corner

Head Hunger – Are You Really Hungry?

Have you ever found yourself looking in the fridge or eating shortly after a large meal, almost as if you hadn’t just eaten? We all have once in a while and for most of us, this phenomenon is called head … Continue reading

Vitamin Supplementation after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Because gastric bypass not only modifies the stomach pouch, but also the small intestine, patients who undergo the procedure may need to supplement their diet. Supplements may include some or all of the following vitamins & minerals: iron, vitamin B12, … Continue reading

Fitness Apps to Get Your Child Moving!

By Elizabeth Engasser Disclaimer: Before having your child begin any exercise, please check with your child’s pediatrician or your primary care physician to ensure you’re choosing a safe and effective exercise routine. In an age of smartphones and tablets, encouraging … Continue reading

The Link Between Obesity and Cancer

The Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Taraneh Soleymani, MD According to the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survery, 68.5 percent of adults in the United States has excess weight (Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25-29.9 kg/m2), 34.9 percent … Continue reading

What is Mindful Eating?

By Cassie I. Story, RD It wasn’t until the cat nudged my leg that I realized my plate was empty. I had been in a trance of sorts. I was watching while uploading a picture of my breakfast to Instagram, … Continue reading

Understanding Protein Powders

Suppose you went to the grocery store and asked for ground beef. The butcher gives you a package and says it’s a great buy at their new special pricing. Great deal right? Only when you get home you find that … Continue reading

Eating Out After Bariatric Surgery

One of the questions we’re often asked is whether you can eat out after bariatric surgery. The answer is, “Yes, but use caution.” Eating out can be a source of an extra hundred, or even thousand calories at each and … Continue reading

Taming Your Wild Appetite

Did you think that weight loss surgery would help you solve your wild “appetite” issues for a life-time? I bet it didn’t take long to realize that it didn’t. Sure, surgery may “tame” them for a while but soon they … Continue reading

Why Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Won’t Make You Thin

Eating more fruits and vegetables is generally a good idea, but this alone is not likely to help you lose weight, a new review of studies suggests. Researchers analyzed previous research on weight loss and increased fruit and vegetable intake, … Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning

When it comes to eating well, meal planning is one of the easiest things you can do to set yourself up for success. The beauty of it is there are no rules and, you can’t really mess it up. The … Continue reading

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