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Why It's Important to Plan Your Meals

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Jan 3, 2019 11:01:12 AM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery


The last thing most people want to do at the end of a busy work day is prepare dinner. According to the USDA, Americans in 2014 spent an average of 37 minutes a day preparing food and cleaning up. That’s over 4 hours a week! Why is meal planning so important?

Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, explains: 

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What is Normal Blood Pressure?

Posted by Lake Health Physician Group on Sep 28, 2018 4:27:36 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Heart & Vascular, Heart Health

Blood pressure is considered normal or healthy when it’s below 120/80, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Both organizations now define high blood pressure as anything over 130/80, down from 140/90.


Why is it important to keep track of your blood pressure? Neelima Rao, MD, explains: 

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My Vegetarian Child Is Going Off To Camp: How Can I Help Them Plan Meals?

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Aug 7, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Topics: Parenting, Nutrition, Wellness, Healthy Diet, Kids

As a parent, you want your child to eat healthy and nutritious foods that give them the energy they need to play and grow. A plant-based diet is one of these options. Spending a week at camp is a tradition that many children love – it provides new adventures, fun friendships and a chance to enjoy activities independently from their parents. If your child follows a vegetarian or vegan eating style, you may worry he or she will go hungry at sleepaway camp. Melinda Wivell, RDN, LD, a registered dietitian with the Lake Health Integrative Medicine team, gives her top tips for sticking to a plant-based eating style away from home:

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How to Avoid Getting Caught in a High Protein Marketing Trap

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Jul 31, 2018 9:03:03 AM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Nutrition, Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Myth: I should look for foods with “protein” on the packaging because it is probably better for me. 

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Healthier Snacks for Teams and Athletes

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Jul 21, 2018 1:27:00 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Nutrition, Student Athletes, Kids

It might be time to upgrade your game-day offerings and go beyond potato chips and fruit chews. So if you're next on snack duty for your child's sports team, don't sweat it!  Melinda Wivell, RDN, LDa registered dietitian at Lake Health, shares her short list for healthier, shareable snacks that can fuel your young athlete: 

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Skip the Box of Chocolates

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Feb 12, 2018 7:44:00 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Nutrition

Valentine's Day celebrates sweethearts - and sweet treats! Special treats can fit into a healthy diet, especially with a few simple swaps. Alyssa Tyler, MS, RD, LD, a registered dietitian at Lake Health, gives her favorite ideas for healthier Valentine’s Day treats to share with your loved ones. 

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Artificial Sweeteners vs Sugar: Which is Healthier? 

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Jan 10, 2018 11:17:00 AM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Healthy Diet


When adopting a new, healthier diet after weight loss surgery, many people question if artificial sweeteners are a good alternative to sugar. Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir explains which option is healthier and most helpful in sticking to a diet that meets your weight loss goals: 

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Healthy School Lunches for Kids

Posted by Integrative Medicine Team on Aug 28, 2017 4:13:00 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet, Kids

Healthy breakfasts and lunches can help kids get the nutrition they need. Our Lake Health Integrative Medicine team shares their favorite ideas for healthy breakfasts and school lunches: 

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Ditch the Salt for Healthier Meals! [video]

Posted by Lake Health Wellness Institute on Aug 3, 2017 3:26:00 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet

Reduce sodium in your diet by cooking with your own homemade seasoning blends! Alyssa Tyler, Lake Health registered dietitian, gives this tip and more for creating healthier meals without sacrificing taste. Take the pledge to reduce salt in your diet today. 

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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget [video]

Posted by Lake Health Wellness Institute on Jul 29, 2017 4:14:00 PM

Topics: Healthy Diet

Eating healthy is important, but fresh meats, produce and healthier snacks can be one of the more expensive parts of your grocery shopping trips.

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