Ever Try Resistance Bands?
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Ever Try Resistance Bands?

As a bariatric surgery patient, you should be familiar with and follow Dr. Mitchell’s “four keys of success”: choose the appropriate bariatric surgery operation, change the way you eat – forever, exercise and take supplements, attend follow-up appointments and support groups. For now, let’s focus on the third key to success: exercise! A well-rounded exercise … Continue reading

Quinoa: A Super Food
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Quinoa: A Super Food

Alex Appel, clinical dietitian for Roper St. Francis Bariatric and Metabolic Services, offers a healthy alternative to the popular – but not-so healthy — Oriental dish, fried rice. Alex’s makeover starts by exchanging refined white rice for nutty, wholesome quinoa. Quinoa is a South American whole grain packed with fiber and protein. In addition to … Continue reading

Weight Loss on Vacation Is Possible
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Weight Loss on Vacation Is Possible

The weather is warming up, school is out and summer vacations are right around the corner. Vacations are fun, relaxing and well-deserved but they can disrupt your nutrition and exercise routine leading to feelings of guilt and frustration. Pre-planning such as packing healthy snacks, carrying a refillable water bottle and planning physically active activities will … Continue reading