Category Archives: Nutrition Corner

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

Stretching: An Integral Part of Your Fitness Routine

Many individuals who participate in aerobic activity do so to improve their cardiovascular endurance and to burn calories.  Many also train to develop strength and build lean muscle tissue. Unfortunately, flexibility training is the one element of the fitness routine … Continue reading

Fall in Love with Vegetables

When thinking of fall, many think of cool air, crunchy leaves and football.  It’s also time to start thinking of the variety of fall vegetables available, such as carrots, pumpkins, squash, sweet potatoes and kale. When fall comes around, a … Continue reading

How Much Sugar Do Americans Consume?

When we think of losing weight, we immediately think calories. Yes, we need to consume fewer calories to lose weight; however eliminating the right calories can make a big difference too. Nowhere is this more important than with sugars. An … Continue reading

Dieting for Sustainable Weight Loss

A diet means different things to different people. However the most common mistake made by dieters revolves around the degree to which they cut their calories. Usually, in the excitement and novelty of a new diet, we tend to cut … Continue reading

Liquid Meal Replacements – Doing It Right

Many diets promote liquid meal replacements. These shakes or juices are often a substitute for breakfast or dinner, while lunch remains a normal solid food. The concept of replacing a solid meal with liquid certainly has its benefits as it … Continue reading

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