Weight Loss

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 26, 2018

Simple Movements Can Aid Weight Loss – Seven Ways to Move More Everyday

By Cassy Scott Exercise Specialist Often it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day, and blocking a chunk of your day for exercise may seem nearly impossible. Small efforts can add up throughout the day, and every step counts! Activity is like pennies, you can accumulate steps and cash them at the end […]

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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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