Category Archives: Nutrition Corner

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

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

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

Overcoming and Preventing the Weight Loss Plateau

Have you had bariatric surgery?  Has your weight loss slowed or stopped?  Are you no longer seeing results, and don’t understand why? Well… you most likely need to learn how to stop weight-loss plateau. Weight loss, after bariatric surgery, is … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts for the Bariatric Patient

With the holidays quickly approaching we thought it would be a good idea to post some holiday gift ideas for our bariatric patients.  Below is a list of some good ideas that most bariatric patients would benefit from having and … Continue reading

Micronutrients and You: Calcium and Bariatric Surgery Patients

After bariatric surgery, patients experience permanent changes to their digestive system in the way that nutrients are absorbed and processed. It’s important for both patients and their physicians to understand the role of ongoing nutritional support so they can maintain … Continue reading

Ban the F-Word: Fat-Shaming

Ban the F-Word: Fat-Shaming by James Zervios, OAC Vice Presideant of Marketing and Communcations   The fight to end fat-shaming always seems to be instantly met with resistance. The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) took on a high-profile issue with the … Continue reading

Eleven Common Nutritional Deficiencies in the United States

Make Sure You Know these Symptoms. If you eat a balanced, whole-food diet like the one described in my nutrition plan, you’re probably getting adequate amounts of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function.  If not (and this … Continue reading

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