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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!!

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

Why I Became a Bariatric Dietitian

November 23, 2016

Jamie Carpenter, MS, RD, LDN Bariatric Dietitian I have been asked multiple times why I decided to work with bariatric patients.  Patients often assume that I have never struggled with a weight problem. The truth is that I have personally struggled with my weight in the past (during my college years) and I have a VERY strong genetic background to make me more susceptible to … Continue reading

Navigating the Holidays

November 20, 2016

Anna Bryant, MS, RD, LDN Program Dietitian For many of us the holidays are a tricky time.  It can be very challenging to lose weight or maintain weight during the holiday season.  Here are some helpful tips to keep you on track! Volunteer to bring a dish to the gathering. If you prepare a healthy option to take to the get together you are at … Continue reading

Healthy Game Day Snacks

February 3, 2016

My wife, Stacey, and I make an effort to cook clean at home for our family. It’s important for us to share with others the benefits of nutrition. Here are some of our family’s favorites. I hope you enjoy these easy and healthy snacks with your family and friends on Super Bowl Sunday. Mini Turkey Meatballs 1 small onion, grated 3 garlic cloves, minced l … Continue reading

Five Weight Loss scams to avoid in 2016!

December 30, 2015

Does “Lose Weight” fall under one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Five Weight Loss scams to avoid in 2016! Jamie Carpenter MS, RD, LDN Program Dietitian Do any of these “claims” sound familiar? “Lose 15 pounds in one month without changing your diet”, “Use this fitness device for just five minutes a day will produce the same results as 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise”. Save … Continue reading

Health Tip: Host a Healthier Holiday Meal

December 23, 2015

(HealthDay News) — If you’re hosting a meal this holiday season, do your guests a favor and make it a heart-healthier one. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions recommends: Start with healthy appetizers, such as whole-grain crackers, cut vegetables, hummus, low-fat dressings or unsalted nuts. Cut or eliminate salt from your recipes, flavoring with other seasonings instead. Make your own gravy, using low-sodium broth. … Continue reading

Healthy Christmas after Bariatric Surgery

December 9, 2015

Melanie Dillard, Bariatric Dietician Christmas is a magical time of the year. However, some people are nervous about the holiday season after bariatric surgery. There is no need to afraid of the holiday with these healthy tips to make your Christmas meal agreeable for you after surgery. Eat your protein first at your Christmas dinner. We always want to do this at every meal and … Continue reading

Last Minute Healthy Stuffing Recipe

November 25, 2015

We are down to the wire and it is almost time to start thawing that turkey. As we enter the last minute planning phase it becomes easier to forget key sides like the stuffing. It’s not too late! Here is an easy and healthy stuffing recipe to help make sure your Thanksgiving spread is complete. This is a delightful accompaniment sure to please any family. Enlightened Sausage Stuffing … Continue reading

Healthy Thanksgiving Favorites

November 18, 2015

Thanksgiving is day to spend time with family and appreciate what we have in life. One the most important tips I can give you is that Thanksgiving Day, is still considered a “Day” and doesn’t mean we can eat whatever we want without paying for it later. Let’s address some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes and make them healthier where you can enjoy them after … Continue reading

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