Due to Covid-19, we are not scheduling in person seminars. Rather, please watch our online seminar. Nutrition classes will be held via Zoom meeting. Please call Leslie Albers at 901-881-0602 for details about class or any other questions. We ARE currently scheduling patients for visits and surgeries and you can easily start the program by watching our online seminar.

Category Archives: Diet & Exercise

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April Recipe Remix

April 20, 2019

Meatloaf Cupcake s- Adapted from SixSisterStuff.com Ingredients: Meatloaf 5lb lean ground meat (turkey, 96-98% fat free beef, chicken) 1 onion (finely diced) ½ cup carrots (finely diced) ½ cup celery (finely diced) 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried parsley 2 tsp minced garlic 1 cup low sugar ketchup 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 2 Tbsp of mustard 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce ¼ tsp … Continue reading

The Exercise Gameplan

April 9, 2019

Now that Spring is here, we’re finally are able stretch our legs, rise from our hibernation, and venture outside into the modestly warm weather. The significance of this change is meaningful in many ways, depending on who you talk to. For bariatric patients, this means that the excuse of using cold weather to not go outside and walk, will be coming to a close! As … Continue reading

10 Tips to Maintain Weight Loss over the Holidays

December 20, 2017

With the holidays approaching, food is going to be more accessible.   Holiday parties, cooler temperatures, shopping and traveling may also hinder our exercise program. Below are some tips to help maintain weight loss and stay in control during the holidays!!

Quick meal and snack planning tips.

December 14, 2017

Planning our meals and snacks helps us stay on track and make better food choices!  If we have quick and healthy options on hand, we are less tempted to frequent the vending machine, run through the drive-thru, or grab that donut or cookie in the break room, etc.

White Bean Chicken Chili

November 21, 2017

As the temperatures continue to drop those comfort foods start to sound more and more enticing.  This is the time of year people start to get derailed from their weight loss and weight maintenance plans.  It’s so much more appealing to cuddle up with a blanket on the couch with a comfort food than it is to get your workout in and make healthy choices.  … Continue reading

How to Exercise in the Winter

November 15, 2017

When the weather gets colder outside it is easy to make the excuses and start hibernating. However, it is still possible to stay healthy and active in the winter. Go to a gym The good news about gyms is that they stay the perfect temperature all year round! Many gyms have exercise machines, indoor courts, indoor pools, and group exercise classes. Many local community centers, … Continue reading

Savor the Flavor!

November 7, 2017

One thing post-op patients must learn to do for after surgery is to sloooooow dooooooown while eating! Eating too quickly can lead to one bite too many and that one extra bite will likely result in nausea, possible vomiting, and stomach pain. We have some great tools and information to help ensure you slow down and enjoy your food. Many patients find it helpful to … Continue reading

Healthy Tailgating Tips

October 11, 2017

Football season has arrived! It’s a fun and exciting time of year filled with football, friends and yes…food! Many tailgate foods are high in calories, fat and added sugars, but they don’t have to be! It is possible to eat healthy foods and still have fun at a tailgate party. Have Fun! Eating healthy can be fun!  You just have to mentally prepare yourself and … Continue reading

Eating Out After Bariatric Surgery

January 18, 2017

Anna Bryant, MS, RD, LDN Program Dietitian For most of us eating out is something we do on a regular basis but for many post bariatric surgery patients it can be frightening.  Don’t be scared, be prepared!  I always encourage patients to view restaurant menus ahead of time if available.  Most can be found on the internet.  When you view the menu ahead of time … Continue reading

Breaking a Weight Loss Plateau

December 7, 2016

Losing the weight after having bariatric surgery is fun and exciting but that doesn’t mean it’s always consistent. Many patients will experience weight stalls or plateaus. This can be part of normal weight loss, unfortunately. For most patients it is frustrating and can be discouraging. Don’t be discouraged! Check yourself! When weight stalls or plateaus happen, I always encourage patients to food journal. It can … Continue reading

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Meatloaf Cupcake s- Adapted from SixSisterStuff.com Ingredients: Meatloaf 5lb lean ground meat (turkey, 96-98% fat free beef, chicken) 1 onion (finely diced) ½ cup carrots (finely diced) ½ cup celery (finely diced) 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried parsley 2 tsp minced garlic 1 cup low sugar ketchup 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 2 Tbsp of mustard 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce ¼ tsp … Continue reading

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