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Proper nutrition is vital to reaching a healthy weight and providing your body with the nutrients it needs to function at an optimum level. Learn how to plan meals and choose foods that boost your energy, help fight disease, and promote healthy weight loss. 

How to kick your soda habit

Whether you’ve already had weight-loss surgery or you’re just starting to think about it, eliminating soda from your life is one of the best changes you can make on the journey to becoming healthier and losing weight.

Soda and diet soda have been linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and a number of other adverse health conditions. Although most Americans are aware of the negative consequences associated with drinking soda, many continue to drink the beverage out of habit on a regular basis, especially when a caffeine boost is needed.

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Staying slim and sane during the holidays

It's that time of the year again. The holidays are here, and the calories are calling your name.

When it comes to losing weight, the holiday season can be difficult - particularly for WLS patients. Though proper restriction can help combat hunger for lap-banders, temptation tends to strike when you have to watch those around you indulging in their favorite holiday foods. What's a WLS patient to do?

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The amount of water needed to fuel your diet and weight loss

The amount of water needed to fuel your diet and weight loss

When questioning how much water your body needs on a daily basis to stay hydrated and healthy, you’ll be faced with many different answers. Some say you should drink at least eight glasses of water per day, whereas others say you should only drink water when your body feels thirsty. So what’s the correct answer?

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The health benefits of mushrooms and how to add them to your diet

A number of previous medical studies conducted on the benefits of mushrooms have shown that this very nutritious vegetable has the ability to enhance weight loss, improve nutritional habits and immune system function, and increase your body’s levels of vitamin D. Mushrooms have also been shown to contain properties that reduce inflammation and could improve problems with asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke damage, and renal failure.

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The ins and outs of “processed” food

When it comes to food in the world of dieting and weight loss, the term “processed” has been associated with obesity and poor health. The most recognizable types of processed foods may be boxed meals, frozen dinners, and fast-food meals; however, many don’t know that some foods touted as “healthy,” such as whole-wheat breads, chopped and canned fruits, and homemade soups, may also be processed or contain processed ingredients.

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