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July 27, 2013

Include These Foods to Help Make The Perfect Refrigerator

Most of you have heard countless times ( oftentimes from me) that when shopping, the best way to ensure you are making the healthiest choices is to stick to the outer perimeter of the store. Below I have highlighted some foods you will find in these sections that I highly recommend you stock your fridge with. These […]

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July 16, 2013

Rasberry Ketone Pills, do they work and should I take them?

Raspberry ketone [4-(4-hydroxyphenyl) butan-2-one] or rheosmin, is a compound extracted from raspberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, rhubarb, grapes and the bark of some trees. It is similar in molecular structure to capsaicin (found in chili peppers) and synephrine (found in bitter orange trees)- two compounds that are thought to exert anti-obesity actions and alter lipid metabolism. […]

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July 2, 2013

As a Matter of Fat

Emerging research points out that as a nation, we share a major misconception about the role fats play in our diet—especially when it comes to that dreaded word…. cholesterol! On a recent podcast from the website Living La Vida Low Carb (a great source for many insightful theories on nutrition), Dr. David Diamond, a research […]

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May 31, 2013

Essential Health Benefits

As part of the new affordable health care act the state has come up with a list of things that insurance for state employees will and will not cover. These are known as essential health benefits or EHBs. In Texas, at the present time, bariatric services are not among the EHBs. This is perplexing given […]

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April 24, 2013

Principles for Starting an Exercise Program

We spend a lot of our time focusing on eating the right foods, finding healthy recipes, and taking the right vitamins. These are very important parts of the weight loss process, but we also need to make sure we are incorporating the right exercise program into our lives. While some people already have an exercise […]

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April 3, 2013

Losing weight: What you have to know before starting your next diet

Nowadays, just about every magazine you pick up at your local grocery store has an article featuring some type of nutrition and dietary recommendations. Diets include low fat, low carb, Zone, Paleo, Mediterranean, and the list goes on and on. Don’t forget the supplements promoted to help fat magically melt away like Raspberry Ketones, HCG, […]

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January 25, 2012

Get Rid of the Carbs & Leave Paula Deen Alone!

You may have noticed all the hoopla surrounding the recent announcement that famous southern chef Paula Deen has diabetes. Is anyone surprised? Were we under the impression that somehow she was promoting healthy cooking? Not knowing anything else about her personal diet, family history, or lifestyle, it came as no surprise to me that she has diabetes […]

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November 28, 2011

ASBP Tackles Obesity

Having just returned from the ASBP’s Annual Obesity Symposium in Las Vegas, I have to say I’m finding it difficult to contain my enthusiasm and excitement about treating patients who are overweight and obese.   The conference is put on by an organization called the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, which I admit I didn’t even know […]

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November 23, 2011

Singing the praises of fat

Great article from CBS News about nutritionists who believe that fat isn’t so bad for you after all. Click here to read it (excerpt follows….) We all know the downside of eating too many calories and too much fat … or do we? What if we were to tell you that many nutritionists now believe that fat isn’t […]

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October 18, 2011

Habits of Successful Dieters

Doing diet consults all day, I observe certain diet blunders patients make consistently that prevent weight loss and lead to weight gain. I have also noticed the healthy habits that patients develop that keep them on the road to successful weight loss and a healthy physique. Below are some of the best fat-fighting tips I have observed […]

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