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Lashanda Denham’s weight loss journey began in Spring of 2020. She contemplated weight loss surgery for a while, but she was still apprehensive about the impacts of recovery on her ability to be a business woman and a mother. She ultimately decided it was better for her family to pick up a little slack while she recovered from surgery versus living without her if she lost the fight for her life.Denham found Georgetown Bariatrics after researching several programs. After she had narrowed the options down to two programs, a friend encouraged her to go through Georgetown Bariatrics. After researching more...

It’s that time of year again – back to school! For many, this means sports, school projects, finals, and long days filled with trying to stay afloat. In these times, it can be very challenging to keep up with healthy habits. Whether your children are going back to school or you are going back yourself for a higher degree, try these tips to keep up with your nutrition and your busy schedule.Do you have a child or children in school of varying ages and activities? Try these tips to keep a healthy plate whether on-the-go or at the table.1. Prep...

Bariatric patients may find themselves either returning to previous eating behaviors or developing new behaviors of particular concern after surgery. How does one avoid this while counting calories, protein, and every other possible nutrient?What is an Eating Disorder?Eating Disorders (EDs) are considered serious, bio-psycho-mental illnesses, not merely lifestyle choices, though they may or may not begin this way. Several factors impact the development of EDs, including genetics, weight stigmas, such as thinner = better or weight = worth, and perfectionism or body dissatisfaction.Common EDs include:Anorexia NervosaBulimia NervosaBinge Eating DisorderOther EDs include, but are not limited to:Avoidant Restrictive Feeding Intake Disorder...

Let’s talk about fitness. Where do I start?No matter your fitness level, starting out slow and steady is always key. Setting a smaller goal that is 100% attainable 100% of the time is better than setting a larger goal that you hit 50% of the time. If you set out to be just 1% better every day, by the end of one year you will have become 365% better than you were when you started.ExerciseConsistency is KEY. If you have a goal to exercise 30 minutes a day, but haven’t been doing anything, then start with 10 minutes a day...

Sophia grew up leading an active life and played basketball during her youth. While she was always in the obese category, she had a healthy body composition. Her weight loss journey really began in 2015 after life picked up the pace for her; with two jobs, college, marriage and family life came a drastic weight gain over about seven months. When Sophia’s neighbor expressed her own interest in pursuing weight loss at Georgetown Bariatrics, Sophia was initially hesitant. She had several friends and family members who continued to struggle with their weight even after bariatric surgery. However, after considering the fact that none of them had been to Georgetown Bariatrics,...

Strawberries: Prime-time for these bright bursts of cheer is May through June. Give your heart a boost by getting your fair share. Strawberries can also help you regulate your blood sugar and boost your immunity while providing healthy carbs, such as fiber.Kohlrabi: If you happen to miss this gem between May and June, check back in between September and October when it hits another peak season of ripeness. It can prevent certain cancers, heart disease, and inflammation, this vegetable is versatile enough to add to breakfast, lunch or dinner.Lettuce: Butter. Romaine. Baby. Green Leaf. Dark and lovely lettuce comes in...

April is all about yummy spring vegetables—artichokes and asparagus are at their peak, snap peas begin to make an arrival on dinner plates, as well as young carrots, and fava beans. There is also spring garlic, spring onions, leeks, fennel and the first spring radishes arrive. Winter citrus are disappearing, and the "fruit" of April isn't really a fruit at all, but a vegetable that acts like fruit— rhubarb. Perfect for pies and cobblers.Peas: are a good source of vitamins C and E, zinc, and other antioxidants that strengthen your immune system. Other nutrients, such as vitamins A and B...

Happy March! This month, we celebrate the official beginning of spring and say goodbye to the grey, gloomy, cold weather of winter. As the weather starts to warm up, we get to spend more time outside. Gardening can be a very rewarding and relaxing hobby, but if you don’t enjoy getting dirt under your fingernails, your local grocer will start filling the produce section with lots of fruits and vegetables that are in season. What can you expect when you go to the store? Check out the list of what fruits and vegetables are coming in season this month.I challenge...

Obesity Care Week 2022 is Here!Now is the time to act! Obesity Care Week 2022 (OCW) officially kicks off today and we need your support to make an impact. Obesity is a complex, chronic, recurring diseaseaffecting more than 2 billion people globally. Unlike most other diseases, obesity is one that continues to be stigmatized and those impacted struggle to receive care in most cases. It’s time to change the way we care for obesity,• Recognition: the way we care for obesity should be based on health and science, not stigma.• Weight Bias: obesity is not an appropriate measure for a...

It doesn’t take much looking around at food blogs, store aisles and Pinterest posts to see that it’s the season of chocolate covered strawberries and red frosted pastries. Bakery window displays are brimming with Valentine treats, tempting people in all their sweetness. It’s no wonder that 58 million pounds of chocolate are purchased in the seven days leading up to February 14. Although it can be tempting, it’s best to limit sweets and show some love to healthier vegetables.But what vegetables are good to eat in February? Working cool-weather vegetables into your diet may take some getting used to, but...