healthy eating

Post date: Jan 21st, 2014
Wish you had a magic wand that would make you feel more satisfied with a smaller serving of food?
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Post date: Jan 9th, 2014
Keep calories and sodium low by ordering sashimi instead.
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Post date: Oct 31st, 2013
High-calorie liquids - such as fancy coffee drinks, milk shakes, soda, fruit juice, creamy soups, and alcoholic drinks - slip right through your Gastric Band.
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Post date: Oct 2nd, 2013
Tired of sipping plain water between meals?
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Post date: Jul 18th, 2013
“Sugar free” on a food label means less than 0.5 grams of sugar per serving; “Reduced sugar” means at least 25 percent less sugar than in a regular version of that product.
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Post date: Jun 27th, 2013
Serve your meals on smaller plates and in smaller bowls.
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Post date: May 2nd, 2013
After weeks of liquids post-surgery, even plain cottage cheese tastes heavenly as you make your progression toward solid foods! And there are other mushy foods that taste even better.
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Post date: Apr 24th, 2013
Foods rich in fiber are important for heart and digestive health, but foods full of tough, stringy, hard-to-digest fibers could obstruct the outlet between your pouch and the rest of your stomach.
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Post date: Apr 17th, 2013
You hear a lot about the health benefits of losing weight - improvements in conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and asthma - but another major plus that doesn’t seem to garner as much attention is the positive effect that weight-loss with Gastric Banding can have on quality of life.
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Post date: Mar 14th, 2013
If you’re getting hungry less than two to three hours after a meal and find that your weight-loss has slowed down, it may be time for a Gastric Band adjustment.
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Post date: Mar 6th, 2013
Although foods agree (or disagree) with each person differently, some have more potential for causing trouble on the way down. Think - pizza, sandwiches, morning toast, pasta. But you may not need to give up on them.
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Post date: Jan 16th, 2013
If you eat alone, slowing down the pacing of your meal can be a special challenge.
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Post date: Nov 28th, 2012
Looking for relief from the burn? It just might come when you lose the weight. Here’s how heartburn symptoms can be connected to obesity and eating habits.
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Post date: Nov 10th, 2012
Before your surgery, you may hear things like, “Why can’t you just lose weight the normal way?” or “Isn’t having surgery taking the easy way out?”
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Post date: Nov 6th, 2012
Like it or not, weight-loss is still a result of taking in less kilojoules than we burn…. even with a Gastric Band.
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Post date: Oct 30th, 2012
Think you’re tied to always making separate meals to meet your needs versus your family’s? We’ve got some good news - with just a few adjustments, you can continue sharing mealtimes and menus.
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