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Why do I need to take a calcium supplement?

Importance of calcium: Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. While it is predominately found in your bones and teeth, 1% of it is found circulating in your bodily fluids. It is responsible for the rigid structure of bones and teeth and plays a critical role in muscle contraction/relaxation, blood clotting, hormone secretion, enzymatic reactions and nerve impulses.

Hold the sugar, y’all! It’s National Iced Tea Month!

Here are a few tips for keeping your tea, light, refreshing, flavorful, and low in added sugar.

Be careful of processes, pre-bottled teas. Many of them can have up to 60 grams of sugar and nearly 300 calories. Always read the nutrition facts!
Brew your own and then add flavorful additions such as: pineapple, strawberry, peach, starfruit, ginger or lemon.

4 Common Reasons that Cause Weight Regain after WLS

Snacking and grazing are not one in the same. Planned snacks consisting of protein and fiber rich foods can be helpful for weight loss and meeting nutritional needs. Grazing means mindlessly nibbling on foods throughout the day between planned meals and snacks. This is a great way to take in too many calories. This habit often does not provide a full or satisfied feeling.

Garlic Shrimp

Sprinkle shrimp w/ salt and pepper and let stand for 10 min at room temperature. In medium bowl, toss shrimp w/ garlic, parsley, thyme, oregano and red chili flakes. In an 8 inch skillet, heat oil over medium to medium-high heat. Cook shrimp about 3 minutes on each side, until an opaque orange color appears, then add lemon juice and sherry. Continue cooking for about 2 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a serving platter along w/ the liquid in the pan. Garnish w/ the lemon and parsley sprigs. Serve.

Join us on May 18th for the 2019 Scrub Run at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Patients of Atlanta Bariatrics can turn in registration forms to our office to be entered into a raffle for 100 DOLLARS! We hope to see you there!

Join us on May 18th for the 2019 Scrub Run at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Patients of Atlanta Bariatrics can turn in registration forms to our office to be entered into a raffle for 100 DOLLARS! We hope to see you there!