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  • 03/14/2018 12:02 PM

The Keto Diet is getting more and more attention and seems to be the latest craze in diets. However, most people don’t really understand what a Keto Diet is and what the benefits come with it. Dr. Hardick in his blog, “Is there a Dark Side to Keytosis” explained it quite well in layman terms that anyone can understand, what misconceptions people have about Keto and why people lose weight on the diet.

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  • 01/23/2018 09:45 AM

Deciding to have weight loss surgery often comes with a slew of questions from my patients. One of the most common questions is what kind of diet to expect once you have taken the plunge. It is important to know that there are certain foods to ignore post-bariatric surgery, and others to make sure you don’t avoid. Choosing healthy food choices will give you the best results for health and quality of life after surgery.

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  • 01/18/2018 12:33 PM

Happy New Year! The best part of a new year is it gives you the opportunity for a new you and the opportunity to evaluate what is working for you and what things may need to shift in order to reach your goals….even though it sounds so cliché! Now that we are in full swing into 2018, it’s a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Some of your 2018 goals may be to change your eating habits, increase nutritional value in your diet or increase how much exercise you get in each week. Whatever your goal entails, it’s important to remember that practice doesn’t make perfect (since there is no such thing as perfect), practice makes permanent. Whatever we do daily becomes what our lifestyle eventually becomes. And it doesn’t mean you have to be perfect 24/7, it just means you must be consistent.

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  • 01/05/2018 11:45 AM

Mainstream media has villainized cholesterol, but why? Did you know that cholesterol is vital for: Brain function – your body uses cholesterol to power electrical signals. In fact, your brain has the highest concentration of cholesterol in your body. Hormone production - cholesterol is the precursor for the synthesis of hormones such as testosterone and estrogens. Digestive salts – The liver uses cholesterol to manufacture bile salts for proper digestion of food. The integrity and health of cell membranes – cholesterol is needed to maintain the integrity of cell membranes in your body. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all cells of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods.

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  • 12/20/2017 12:15 PM

There are many reasons outside of your eating and exercise habits that could be causing a plateau in your weight loss journey. It’s important to understand a whole picture of what could be going on that includes hormone levels, environmental toxins, genes, nutritional imbalances and organ function. For example, did you know that gluten intolerance can cause hypothyroidism?

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  • 12/04/2017 12:25 PM

I’ve had many patients tell me they have increased their water intake with hopes of even a little weight loss, but have failed at losing any pounds with just increasing their water. What they didn’t know was WHEN to drink it.

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  • 11/21/2017 12:23 PM

Thanksgiving can be a challenging time for anyone concerned about cutting calories and or controlling their food intake. This goes for anyone after bariatric surgery or for those who have worked so hard on cutting calories and getting your figure back. This festive time of year poses unique challenges to those who have had weight loss surgery including the gastric band, gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy.

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  • 11/15/2017 10:00 AM

Losing weight comes down to an equation. If you have a calorie deficit, you will be losing weight, and you must burn an extra 3500 calories (in excess of what you eat) to lose a pound. Burning an extra 500 calories per day will enable you to lose 1 pound per week. The basic weight loss equation is eat less, move more.

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  • 11/10/2017 09:00 AM

Developing a healthy, positive mindset is essential to a successful weight-loss journey. These helpful foundational questions will help to build the mindset needed to ensure your weight-loss success.

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  • 11/02/2017 09:00 AM

Understanding where your calories are coming from is the quickest way to understand how many calories you are eating. Small doses of calories add up and setting a plan in place will help with your weight loss.

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  • 10/24/2017 10:00 AM

Depriving ourselves of the things we love isn't ever the best method to long-term weight loss success. A healthy diet means understanding our mental beliefs about weight first and building a foundation of a healthy mindset, understanding portion size versus deprivation and making better choices.

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