Green Pea Fritters

From Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

(10 servings)

pea frittersIf you are looking for plant based protein green peas are a great source. This simple veggie recipe is great for vegan and gluten-free diets too. These fritters are great served hot, cold or room temperature, which makes it easy to grab-and-go for lunch, a simple side dish or meal. Continue reading

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Exercise is Medicine

By Helaine Krasner, RDN, CDN

geert-pieters-535211-unsplashExercise is defined as bodily exertion for the sake of developing or maintaining physical fitness. We don’t typically think of exercise as a valid treatment for our medical issues, but an overwhelming body of research supports this important component for health.

Exercise in the proper dosage is an effective prescription for prevention, treatment, and management of over 40 common health conditions. So much so, that there is now a global health initiative called Exercise is Medicine®, which is managed by the American College of Sports Medicine and was developed in partnership with the American Medical Association. Continue reading

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Changing Self-Talk with Daily Affirmations

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN

self talkSelf-talk is our internal dialogue where we provide opinions about what we are doing as we are doing it. This self-talk shapes our perception of life experiences and can alter our behavior. If our self-talk is predominantly negative, negative actions are likely to follow.

Fortunately, negative self-talk habits can be altered to promote positive life changes. One of the ways to sustain optimism and promote healthy behaviors is to intentionally fill your thoughts with positive self-talk. Daily affirmations can help us reprogram a negative view of ourselves by encouraging us to focus on and believe our more positive attributes. Continue reading

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Shaved Asparagus & Fennel Salad

The Bariatric Nutrition Team

asparagussalad2phyllisgrantHere is a light and refreshing super simple salad you’ll be happy to share with friends and family at your summer gatherings. Continue reading

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GOT MILK? WHAT MILK?

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CDN

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYears ago when we needed milk we just went to the store and picked it up. Over the years the number of milk choices has increased dramatically. Almond, coconut, and soy are just a few options that have flooded the dairy aisle; however these are actually dairy-free.

Numerous choices, combined with marketing messages, make it difficult to decide which milk is right for us. Each product may have certain properties that fit our unique needs or we may just prefer one type over another. Continue reading

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Intuitive Movement

By Melissa Buscetta, RD, CDN

dance photo-1519428376293-4733053a9c4aIntuitive movement is the practice of connecting with your body and its internal cues and using that awareness to determine what type of movement, how long, and the intensity you’d like to engage in. It also incorporates the concept of mindfulness by being present in whatever movement you choose to do.

By practicing this behavior you’ll nurture a healthy relationship with physical activity, enabling you to improve your fitness in a way that is pleasurable for you.  Continue reading

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Shift Your Mindset

By Melissa Buscetta, RD, CDN

weight loss mindsetHave you ever considered that maybe your weight loss mindset is more important than any diet or exercise routine?

We have long known that there is a mindset for success, and now we know there is a mindset for weight loss, too. Researchers have found that when it comes to succeeding in weight loss, mindset makes all the difference. Continue reading

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