If you have diabetes, no doubt you know the importance of your blood sugar numbers. Whether your blood sugar levels are high or low or somewhere in between, they are all important. But, do you know about your Hemoglobin A1C number?
If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (often called adult onset diabetes or T2DM) you’ve probably been told by your doctor, nurse, and dietitian about managing your blood sugar. You’ve been told about eliminating refined sugars, reducing carbohydrates, increasing your fiber, and choosing a diet rich in lean meats, healthy fish, whole grains, heart healthy fats, whole fruits, and lots of vegetables.
As obesity rates hit sky high rates so do our concerns regarding greater resources and ways healthcare professionals can reach out and aid patients with counseling regarding obesity. The website below is just one of many that offers a great deal of resources for various healthcare professionals
A recent study published in the journal Obesity Surgery has shown significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence. This is in departure with conservative norms which are reasonable: diet, exercise, nutritional support and motivational support. Led by University […]
You don’t have to have eggs for breakfast to get protein. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients can incorporate protein into their breakfasts with Greek yogurt. Most Greek yogurts have twice the protein of tradition yogurt making it a great choice for bariatric patients. One crucial step for surgical weight loss patients or […]
Protein Bars have become a staple amongst many who diet or are health conscious. They are filling and nutritious. Areas of concern can be high sugar content and high caloric content. Areas of richness can be protein bars packed with antioxidants, plant based protein, superfoods and ofcourse flavor! Many times a healthy choice for children […]
Weekends can put us on a different schedule. For some, weekend mornings are the perfect time to fit in a long run, a bike ride, or walk on the beach before breakfast. Finding time to fit exercise into our busy schedules can be tough, but for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients it […]
The old adage says “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Some people may debate this, but no doubt what you choose to eat for breakfast is important. It seems less and less people are eating breakfast at home. Gone are the days when families would gather around the kitchen table for a […]
Chicken is a popular choice of protein for bariatric patients because of its high quality protein, low fat content, mild taste, and it’s generally well tolerated on a post gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band diet. Chicken breasts with rib bones can also be found at the grocery store at a great price, so […]