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Healthy Holiday Baking Swaps

Posted: December 6, 2019

Is it good or bad that we missed National Cookie Day? Forgetting a food-related novelty day of observance shouldn’t be upsetting, especially this month. December not only brings holiday cookie swaps, but a variety of once-a-year sweets we share with friends and keep on hand as we count the days to Christmas. This may be […]
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Overcome the “Turkey Coma”

Posted: November 27, 2019

What is it about a hearty Thanksgiving dinner that encourages us to collapse in a comfy chair afterward, and spend the remaining holiday there? This is probably the only time of year we hear the word “tryptophan” more than once in a day, because it’s often blamed for that “turkey coma” feeling that happens after […]
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Is It Time to Clean Out the Fridge?

Posted: November 15, 2019

Holiday calendars recognize November 15 as National Clean Out the Refrigerator Day. Do you remember the last time you made the effort to survey everything you keep cold, getting rid of spoiled and/or unwanted food? It’s good practice, for good health, to clean out the fridge three or four times a year. Busy work and […]
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Eat Well in the Morning for a Better, Healthier Day

Posted: November 12, 2019

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” How many times did our parents offer up this wisdom, without necessarily explaining why? It’s understandable if you are reluctant to sit down to a proper breakfast on any given weekday. We wake up to a million thoughts about work and family, and the time it […]
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Fall Back an Hour Without Falling Into Bad Habits

Posted: November 5, 2019

The end of Daylight Savings Time may offer an “extra hour” of sleep as a benefit, but it’s no secret that adjustment to the time change can impact one’s mood and health. According to CBS News, health problems attributed to DST adjustment range from sleep deprivation and depression to heart attacks and stroke.  It’s not […]
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Happy National Oatmeal Day!

Posted: October 29, 2019

Just as every dog has his day, so it goes with food. October 29th observes National Oatmeal Day, a celebration of a healthful morning staple. It’s an interesting precursor to Halloween, a day signified by a mass collection of candy, but perhaps it’s fitting. One needs a good, fortifying breakfast before embarking on a long […]
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What’s In Your Sweetener?

Posted: October 18, 2019

As the weather cools, it’s nice to seek comfort from the chill with a warm mug of something delicious. The change in seasons brings tempting flavors to coffee, hot chocolate and other beverages, some of which you may want to doctor with your favorite sweetener.  If you observe a weight loss or management program, avoiding […]
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The Link Between Good Sleep and Weight Loss

Posted: October 12, 2019

Do you get enough sleep? Some days it seems like the answer is no – as soon as our heads touch the pillows, it’s time to greet a new day. We do not need to stress the importance of a good night’s sleep – we’ve heard it enough from parents and teachers and other authorities. […]
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Breast Cancer and Weight: 3 Things to Know

Posted: October 5, 2019

In October, we wear pink. While breast cancer remains a concern year-round, October is the time when the conversation increases in volume. Survivors and supporters participate in fundraising walks, and corporations offer pink versions of logos and products to raise awareness. Bon Secours offers many resources for those interested in their own risk assessment as […]
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What to Eat When You Need to Go

Posted: September 20, 2019

People who come to Bon Secours Surgical and Medical Weight Loss seek help with weight loss and weight management. Every person experiences a different journey toward their goals, and over time new studies can provide useful information.  Recently, a study published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics suggests a connection between obesity and abnormal bowel habits […]
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