Healthy Eating

July 20, 2018

Ask the Doctor – Bariatric Surgery: A Q&A about Weight-Loss Surgery

Wondering if bariatric surgery is right for you? Are you right for bariatric surgery? Wondering what bariatric surgery is? We asked our expert at Mission Weight Management, Garth Davis, some questions about weight-loss surgery. Q: What makes someone a good candidate for bariatric surgery? A: There are criteria for weight-loss surgery that are based on […]

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June 29, 2018

Healthy Summer Recipe – Watermelon Feta Salad

The heat of summertime sometimes calls for something cool and refreshing. This fresh and tasty dish is exactly that, plus fresh and healthy to boot! Give this fun recipe a go, and share with those you love at your next gathering of friends and family. Watermelon Feta Salad Ingredients 2 cups diced seedless watermelon 3 […]

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June 28, 2018

Fire Up the Grill with Fruits and Veggies

By Garth Davis, MD It is finally summer, and we can dust the pollen off the grill and start the traditional grilling. But wait, not so fast. Did you know that grilling meat can actually produce chemicals that are carcinogenic? Yes, those black grill lines we love to see on our meat are actually filled […]

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June 18, 2018

Veggie Burgers – Make the Switch without Sacrificing Flavor

By Garth Davis, MD I used to be a hamburger fanatic. I could eat one daily (in fact, there was a Wendy’s in the hospital where I trained!). Alas, my burger addiction caught up with me. I transitioned to larger scrub pants, and was diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. As a doctor […]

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June 13, 2018

Lifestyle Changes for Weight Loss Will Make a Real Impact

By Garth Davis, MD The goal of weight management at Mission Weight Management is for patients to avoid surgery through lifestyle changes. Not all weight-management patients need bariatric surgery. Patients may be able to meet their weight and lifestyle goals by improving their diet and incorporating exercise. As a result, patients who may medically be […]

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June 7, 2018

Why Drinking Alcohol Can Stymie Weight-Loss Plans

By Nicole Martinez Clinical Nutritionist Educator Drinking alcohol can impede weight-loss efforts. Like protein, carbs and fat, alcohol also contains calories (7 calories per gram). Although liquid calories are often overlooked, they can quickly add up and lead to weight gain. The general rule when assigning calories to alcohol is as follows: 100 calories for […]

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June 1, 2018

Support Group for Weight-Loss Success

By Garth Davis, MD All of my friends are very health conscious. I feel sorry for the waiters when we go out to dinner. “Can you put the oil on the side?” “Hold any cheese or dairy products.” “Do you have a vegetarian plate?” (Me) It is like a scene from When Harry Met Sally. […]

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May 24, 2018

Healthy Recipe – Turkey Club Burger

Getting tired of the same old story for your summertime meal planning? Try this healthy twist on a classic cook-out staple. Whether firing up the grill or turning on the oven, this tasty burger is sure to please. Turkey Club Burger Ingredients For turkey burger: 12 oz 99 percent fat-free ground turkey ½ cup scallions […]

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May 18, 2018

Meal Delivery Services – Could They Be Bad for Your Health?

By Mary Lindsey Jackson Clinical Nutritionist Educator “Mushroom Gravy Chicken over Couscous with Lemony Arugula”; “Roasted Chickpea and Freekeh Salad with Lemon Labneh and Harissa-Glazed Carrots” – dishes from an exotic downtown restaurant, or meals that you could make easily in the comfort of your own home with the help of a meal-subscription service? Meal delivery […]

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May 17, 2018

The Truth about Smoothies – Friend or Foe of Weight Loss?

By Rachel Wyman Clinical Nutritionist Educator Health clubs, gyms and organic grocery stores sell them. Exercise infomercials promote them. Smoothie detoxes and cleanses are all over Pinterest. So what’s the truth about smoothies and their impact on weight loss? If you’re not careful, smoothies can actually promote weight gain rather than weight loss. In order […]

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