Category: Nutritional Information

Pumpkin Tortilla Soup

It’s that time of year when you can find just about every type of food made with pumpkin. I don’t know about anyone else but I don’t just wait until fall to eat pumpkin. I use the stuff year round. Now is a great time to stock up on cans of pumpkin since they frequently go on sale especially as we get closer to Thanksgiving. Did you know that canned pumpkin is loaded with vitamin […] read more

How To Estimate Portion Size

Things have been nuts since school started. The last semester is ending with a flurry of group projects and the beginning of my first internship rotations. This means that my usual pattern of eating has been thrown off a bit. While I don’t normally pay attention to small fluctuations in what the scale says (I usually weigh myself every 2 or 3 days) I start to keep a close eye when it goes up 3-4 […] read more

Exciting News For This Semester

For the last few years I have been attending college in hopes of changing careers. Who knew that when I had gastric bypass surgery almost 9 years ago that it would affect so many other things besides what I weighed. Several years after having surgery I decided to return to school. Having worked as a nurse for many years it was time for a change. Since having surgery I began to connect nutrition to many […] read more

Interesting Study On Gastric Bypass Surgery And Blood Sugar Crashes

I came across this article a few days ago. When comparing three types of weight loss surgery (gastric bypass which I’m figuring means the RNY surgery, duodenal switch and the sleeve) it was noted that those who had the gastric bypass were more likely to have some type problem with blood sugar regulation after surgery. Some new conditions that were noted included: – nesidioblastosis: hypoglycemia caused by the pancreas over secreting insulin – noninsulinoma pancreatogenous […] read more

Choosing A Healthier Frozen Dinner

Every now and then I have one of those days when I haven’t packed anything to eat at work and just wish I could toss something prepared in my bag. Having a few frozen dinners on hand would make this type of day so much easier. I started checking around and realized that much of what is out there isn’t really suitable to those of us who have had weight loss surgery. Actually, no one […] read more

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