Most people like to set goals at the start of a new year. There is certainly nothing wrong with deciding what you would like to accomplish in 2017. However, it is important to consider what goals are reasonable. Here are… Continue Reading
My New Beginning, a weight loss program at City Hospital at White Rock, has a process designed to help the prospective patient navigate through before the actual weight loss surgery. Our team is available to help verify insurance benefits and… Continue Reading
Not everything you may have heard about weight loss surgery is true. Consider these common myths: MYTH 1: Most people regain the weight. FACT: It’s true that some people may regain some of the weight after surgery, but studies show… Continue Reading
With summer here, it’s time to break out the shorts, skirts and sundresses. And the thought of adorning summer attire causes a ripple of fear to go through me. Am I ready for this change in wardrobe? Pool parties mean… Continue Reading
Having worked as a Registered Dietitian for the past year, and having counseled pre-op and post-op bariatric surgery patients, I have worked with many people who, at one point or another, are challenged by food cravings. There are scientific reasons… Continue Reading
The year has flown by and the holidays are approaching. Christmas has always been a fun and exciting holiday for me. It’s my fave of the Five Fs: Faith, Family, Friends, Food and Fun! I enjoy decorating my house, my… Continue Reading
How many times have you resolved to lose weight at the start of the New Year only to find that by the end of the year you have not been as successful as you had hoped—sometimes not successful at all.… Continue Reading
Isn’t it amazing when the Fourth of July comes around that people seem to think everyone wants to go swimming, wear shorts and do things outdoors? I felt like I was the only one who didn’t. I was miserable. I… Continue Reading
This story is especially for you ladies. I personally have more jewelry – costume jewelry, that is – than I will ever need or use in my lifetime. I have two dedicated drawers in my dresser that house nothing but… Continue Reading
I’m a new grandma. I have a beautiful (is there any other kind?) grandson that lights up my world. It has been fascinating to watch him learn and explore. Everything is new and wonderful to him. Recently, he began to… Continue Reading
I remember the Sunday morning when I woke up. I waddled to the bathroom and glanced in the mirror, something I rarely did in those days. As I stood there, staring at my image, I thought, “How did I get… Continue Reading
Ask anyone in the United States–and possibly the world–and they will tell you that the month of January is associated with new beginnings and New Year’s resolutions. But when it comes to resolutions, there are things that are helpful as… Continue Reading
Since beginning my career in the nutrition field, I have been shocked to find that many people find the grocery store to be a scary, intimidating or confusing place. Because I am so often asked about the best way to… Continue Reading
Whether you are considering bariatric surgery, have already undergone a procedure or have just stumbled upon this blog by accident, I bet you have had someone tell you to eat more protein.  Continue Reading
Start simple Your body has just been through a major surgery. It’s natural to want to ramp up quickly, but try to fight this urge. The most important thing with post-bariatric patients is that you need to start slow and gradually work up to higher intensities as your body tolerates. Many of these patients have been very inactive for a long time, so starting off with exercises while sitting or lying down may be appropriate and then they can advance to exercises in standing or more cardiovascular types of exercise. Continue Reading