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Take body measurements to see the best weight-loss results
Posted By: Karen Eisenbraun
On: October 8, 2020
When you’re trying to lose weight, chances are you turn immediately to the scale when you want to see where you are with your weight-loss progress. For many weight-loss patients, standing on the scale can be a frustrating experience, especially when you feel as if you’re working hard and are...
Bariatric surgery can improve blood sugar control in type 1 diabetics
Posted By: Karen Eisenbraun
On: October 6, 2020
In recent years, bariatric surgeons have recognized weight-loss surgery as one of the safest, most effective treatments for type 2 diabetes. Now, new research is showing that patients with type 1 diabetes who are also overweight or obese can improve their blood sugar control and diabetes management after undergoing bariatric...
Gallstones may occur after weight-loss surgery
Posted By: Karen Eisenbraun
On: October 6, 2020
During the months and years that follow a weight-loss surgery procedure, all patients – especially females – become at higher risk for developing gallstones. If you are a weight-loss patient who has a history of gallstones, or are concerned about developing gallstones following your surgery, consult with your physician regarding...
Signs that indicate you might need weight-loss surgery revision
Posted By: Karen Eisenbraun
On: October 6, 2020
Have you ever lost a lot of weight, then suddenly started to slowly gain it back without changing your diet or exercise routine? Have you just realized that your portion sizes are close to what they were before you had weight-loss surgery? Did you just have your gastric band tightened,...
The importance of vitamins and nutrients after bariatric surgery
Posted By: Karen Eisenbraun
On: October 6, 2020
After you undergo weight-loss surgery, the size of your stomach will be reduced substantially to accommodate smaller portion sizes and fewer calories. Since your food portions will be restricted from here on out, it’s important that you eat healthy foods rich in the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to...
Quit smoking now to reduce bariatric surgery risks
Posted By: Karen Eisenbraun
On: October 6, 2020
Smoking is associated with a number of health risks; including infertility, heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and more. Quitting smoking now can greatly reduce your risk for cancer and early mortality, and can even improve your overall quality of life.  If you’re about to undergo bariatric surgery, quitting smoking is more...

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TACO TUESDAY - The Best Instant Pot Shredded Chicken for Tacos
Posted By: Natalie Perry
On: October 20, 2020
I realize that the Internet probably has enough Instant Pot shredded chicken recipes (especially for tacos), but I feel like it needs one more. (Maybe more than that. I’m not promising this is the last shredded chicken recipe I’ll ever post.) This particular recipe is a tweaked version of one...
Recipes for Home Canning and Preserving in a Crock-Pot
On: October 13, 2020
My home canning history began at my mother’s side, just as she had learned, and as her Ukrainian mother before her. My mother did things her own way, however, and in the world of preserving that usually meant reducing added sugar in recipes or eliminating it altogether. We cooked over...
You’re Thinking Too Much: 7 Ways to Combat Overthinking
Posted By: Erin Falconer
On: October 12, 2020
Are you often overcome with distressing thoughts? There are many triggers that may cause overthinking. This experience usually leaves you feeling various emotions — but you’re most likely to endure stress and worry. It’s possible for overthinking to cloud your judgment, too. As a result, it’s critical to learn how...

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