Breakfast at 10:31 a.m.

This week, McDonald's began serving their breakfast menu for the entire day. If you crave an Egg McMuffin sandwich at 3 p.m. in the afternoon, you can now order one. This all-day breakfast launch from McDonald's pleased the 100,000 requests from customers who wanted to order breakfast whenever they wanted. McDonald's policy was to stop serving…
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The Dangers of Snacking after Bariatric Surgery

Snacking is a pattern of eating small amounts of food all day. When you have bariatric surgery, your stomach can hold around three ounces per meal, limiting your intake. If you limit your intake after bariatric surgery and follow the diet protocol provided by your surgeon’s office, you will eat the appropriate amount to lose weight.…
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Are You Strong Enough?

Last month, in the post titled “Going The Extra Mile,” we talked about one of the five components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance. As you will remember, cardiovascular endurance is the best type of exercise to directly benefit your heart. This type of exercise also touts benefits such as reducing blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and…
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Going The Extra Mile

Commonly referred to as the “Five Components of Fitness,” there are five pieces to the fitness puzzle that exercise professionals consider when developing the best exercise program for each individual. The five pieces are: Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility and Body Composition. Each of these pieces is equally important to your overall health.…
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Are You My Doctor?

First of all, let me say that I am so excited to be a part of the first ever class of Emergency Medicine residents at Southeastern Health. Starting three new residency programs (Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine) is a huge undertaking, and I have been impressed by how welcoming the hospital staff and…
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The Smoothie Lady

All-too-often we reach for a smoothie thinking we are making a healthy choice. Little do we know that these easy drink options can quickly become a calorie bomb. Do you really know what's in that mixture from Starbucks on your way to work? What about your post-workout shake from your local gym? If smoothies are…
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Bariatric Surgery – Is It a Process or a Journey?

Most individuals have considered or tried fad diets only to regain any lost pounds. When this happens, self-esteem, motivation, and pride in one’s accomplishments disappear. Fad diets and exercise programs simply do not work for some. Bariatric surgery for weight loss is one medical intervention for morbid obesity. What you do in months and years to come will…
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Blood Pressure

“Now we’re going to take your blood pressure,” says the nurse as they lean over your body, take your arm in their hand, and wrap the blood pressure cuff around your bicep. “Stay as still as you can, but remember to keep breathing,” explains the nurse while you stare aimlessly at the sky, trying to…
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