Grilled Bruschetta Stuffed Zucchini Boat

From Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

Zucchini-Pizza-BoatHere’s a healthy and easy recipe for all those zucchini that are available this time of year. Continue reading

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The Risks of Inactivity

By Erin McKenna, RDN, CDN

walkingPeople are becoming more sedentary due to constantly being on the phone, watching TV, or playing video games. Many people also have desk jobs, where they may be sitting most of the day. Being inactive can have a negative impact on our health in the following ways: Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with GMOs?

GMOsBy Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

You have probably heard the term “GMO”, likely when it is used by  products that advertise themselves as “Non-GMO”.

GMO stands for “Genetically Modified Organism”. Basically, GMOs have had their genetic code changed in one way or another. The main reasons farmers may grow genetically altered crops are because most of those crops were modified to reduce the negative effects of insects or weeds. The food industry has also been testing ways to enhance nutrition quality. Continue reading

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Grilled Salad

By Your Bariatric Nutrition Team

grilled saladHere is an easy way to have a super simple tasty summer salad.  Try grilling your lettuce.

You’ll love the charred smoky flavor it adds to salad. Continue reading

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One Small Change at a Time

By Daphne Baldwin Kornrich, MS, RDN, CDN

filip-mroz-167499-unsplash (2)I need to lose weight. I have to exercise. I’m so stressed at work I should be meditating.

We have all been there. Sometimes we need to stop, take a breath and think of small changes.

Many of us sabotage ourselves by trying to make too many changes at once. Making sustainable lifestyle changes takes time and effort, and making small changes in our eating behavior and physical activity can help us get there. Changing habits takes a conscious effort, a plan, and time. Continue reading

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Fad Diets: Why They Don’t Work

By Melissa Buscetta, RDN

fad-dietThere’s always a new diet being promoted as the best approach to weight loss. Unfortunately, many of these diets involve eliminating foods that contain necessary nutrients. Some diets even cut out entire food groups.

Many of these fad diets may lack major nutrients, such as dietary fiber and carbohydrates, as well as selected vitamins, minerals, and protective phytochemicals. By not receiving proper amounts of these nutrients, you can develop serious health problems.  Continue reading

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Progress NOT Perfection: Tips to help set realistic and achievable exercise goals

By Barbara Broggelwirth, RDN, CDN

exercise bruce-mars-558730-unsplashDo you begin a new exercise routine going full-out, every day, only to stop abruptly when the first hiccup prevents you from getting to the gym? If so, you may be an exercise perfectionist.  In any perfectionistic behavior, we set ourselves up for failure by taking an “all or nothing” approach.  However, behavioral specialists will tell you that the key to long term adoption of a new behavior requires creating new habits that are easy to incorporate and therefore more sustainable.   Continue reading

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