Healthy Eating

August 31, 2018

Healthy Summer Recipe – Summer Farro Salad

Enjoy some of your favorite summertime flavors in this take on a summer farro salad. Either on the side or for your main dish, farro (a nutty grain) holds its own and pairs great with your favorite flavors and ingredients. Ingredients 2 cups cooked farro (or other grain such as quinoa or wheat berries) 2-3 […]

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August 29, 2018

Don’t Eat That! Try This Instead – Food Swaps and Healthy Alternatives

by Rachel Wyman, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Sometimes losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight takes thinking outside of the box and moving out of our comfort zone into new food territory. It might seem weird or crazy at first, but giving even one of the following food swaps a try could make a significant difference in […]

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August 9, 2018

Farm to Table at Home – 6 Tips to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

By Mary Lindsey Jackson, Clinical Nutritionist Educator Summer is a favorite season for farmers markets, and there are plenty around town here in western North Carolina. These markets provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with and support the local economy, as well as fill up on fresh, seasonal food items. Offerings at farmers markets can […]

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August 6, 2018

Should You Be Looking Forward to That Upcoming Cheat Meal?

By Garth Davis, MD, FASMBS To cheat, or not to cheat? Let me start off this blog about cheat days by saying that there is no one answer to successful weight loss. I have been helping people lose weight for 17 years and I have an idea of what helps, but I have seen many […]

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July 26, 2018

What Are You Putting in Your Body? The Difference between Whole and Processed Foods

By Nicole Martinez, Clinical Nutritionist Educator The phrase “you are what you eat” was coined in the early 1800s by a French lawyer, but didn’t become popular in the United States until the 1920s after a doctor strongly believed that food influenced health. The philosophy re-emerged in the 1960s during the organic-food movement as more […]

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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 summer 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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