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The Importance of Post-Op Support Groups

Weight loss after surgery is exciting. You start to look and feel better (after the recovery period) and return to normal activities, as well as things you weren’t able to do before surgery. But after surgery the work isn’t over – it’s actually just beginning. Proper diet, exercise, and mental state are important to achieve […]

Overcoming Emotional Eating

Your emotions can seem to overwhelm you. You feel stress, anger, sadness or just plain boredom – and you reach for a snack. Before you know it, food is your go-to solution for emotional self-soothing. And it’s starting to show on the scales. It’s common to use food as a reward to treat yourself, or […]

Why Keep Food and Fitness Journals?

When someone mentions keeping a food or fitness journal, the response is almost always the same – why? Is there any point to writing down how much exercise you’ve done or what you’ve eaten in a day? As it turns out, there is. Write it Down, Watch it Work. The very act of writing down […]

Happy New Year!

New Year’s is upon us once again! Resolutions are the first thing that come to mind. Resolutions can be an intimidating word because maybe in the past you have set some and not followed through. “Resolutions” can be better termed with the word “changes”. Every year it is just in the air to make changes […]

What is the Reshape Dual Gastric Balloon?

When considering weight loss surgery, you may have heard of techniques such as gastric bypass, bands, and balloons. As you might imagine, these require a significant amount of coaching, evaluation and understanding – not to mention the cost of surgery and recovery. Here at , one of our most popular procedures is the ReShape Dual […]

Halloween Weight Gain Can Be Quite Scary!

Halloween is definitely a fun holiday! Costumes, parties and trick or treating! There is an abundance of candy everywhere you look. There is probably a bowl in your house that is for the trick or treaters, but it may seem like you might be treating yourself more to these indulgences meant for others. What do […]

The Rule of Twenties

There are three rules of twenties that you can incorporate into your daily life that can help you lose weight and maintain this loss once you are at your goal weight. The first is to try and chew your food at least TWENTY times. Mastication or the chewing of your food physically breaks it down […]

How to Eat Right During Holiday Parties

The holidays…if you are like me they stir up a range of emotions from excitement to anxiety and stress. I’m excited to see my family and friends, go to holiday parties and enjoy the festivities, yet stressed about the temptation that I will have to face at every event…..THE FOOD! Sometimes even holiday shopping will […]

The advantages of seeing a Bariatric Surgeon

It should come as no surprise that obesity has become a national epidemic. Unfortunately, there is no single solution that will work for every person, and the answer may not be as simple as exercising more and eating less. This is why millions of patients have turned to experienced bariatric surgeons in order to take […]

Looking for new ideas on how to make your favorite foods healthier?

Katrina Haghighi, Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”-Tortoisebrare.net Here is an awesome low carbohydrate dish I got from BuzzFeed Food for cauliflower pizza! I like to add spinach and red peppers to top my version off. Cheese makes everything better, but watch out for those […]

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