Healthier Fast Food Kids’ Meals Still Unhealthy There is a little something more in fast food children’s meals than just a plastic toy. There is also the increased possibility for diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, and poor academic performance. Not that long ago, fast food chains announced a commitment to making kids’ meals healthier. […]
Is soy good for you or is it bad for you? As you might expect, it depends on who you ask. I used to eat soy for the health benefits but no longer do so. Research now shows that soy may actually risk good health. The Case Against Soy Ninety-one percent of soy grown in […]
Not so long ago I went to the state fair. I always enjoy the fair and bring my camera each time I go. I wind up taking quite a few pictures of concession stands that sell some of the most unhealthy foods imaginable. It started out as an amusement but I now think of it […]
All bariatric patients are made aware of the side effects of weight loss surgery. The emphasis is usually on high risk side-effects and complications. And while post-operative flatulence won’t be added to the problem short list anytime soon, it is uncomfortable and embarrassing just the same. When compared to dumping syndrome, dehydration or kidney stones, […]
In an effort to reduce calories and lose weight, many people switched to Diet Coke and foods containing aspartame when the artificial sweetener was approved as a food additive in the mid-1980s. Aspartame is widely known by the brand names NutraSweet and Equal artificial sweeteners. It was approved for use in diet sodas and children’s vitamins […]
Although soda might be a decent thirst quencher, the simple fact is that soda has no health benefits. It has even been referred to as liquid candy. Soda is a mix of sugar and empty calories that can lead to weight gain, obesity, and other health issues. Unfortunately, we in the United States are fatally attracted […]
Many people feel the need for a snack after a workout. Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, and a contributor to the book Eat Clean, Stay Lean, states that this is more a post-workout desire than a post-workout need. Bazilian states that post-workout snacks can actually undo the effort it took to burn calories during the workout. In […]
Gluten-Free Popularity According to a recent Mintel report, the gluten-free market is fueled by dieters who seek health benefits. However, respected health professionals will tell you that going gluten-free is unhealthy and not recommended. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and whole grain foods related to wheat such as bulgur, farro, kamut, spelt, triticale, […]
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My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
2 months ago
I'll let you in on my dirty little secret. I hide the chocolates in the vegetable drawer of the fridge where no one in my family ever goes! bwahahaha #truestory #MyBariatricLife #weightlossjourney #bariatrics ...