Category Archives: Weight Gain

Should I Eat 6 or 7 Times a Day?


This is a question I hear a lot!  Many people express a belief that eating frequent small meals “keeps the metabolism going.” While there is, in theory, nothing wrong with eating frequent small meals, it’s not necessary to eat this way, … Continue reading

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How Bariatric Surgery Changed My Life


I took my health for granted, and I never realized how seriously in trouble I was.  But earlier this year, I had one of the bariatric surgery procedures offered at the Bariatric Surgery Program at Fletcher Allen: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, … Continue reading

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Owning Your Chronic Disease – Not Letting it Own You


“Diabetes really hit me in the face. I was overwhelmed and discouraged. Even though my doctor is very good, I just didn’t know how to manage it at all.” That’s how Carol Menard, 76, describes feeling after a trip to … Continue reading

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Know Your Numbers: How to Get on the Path to Better Health


This is the first in a series of blog posts about wellness from Fletcher Allen’s Employee Wellness Program. The next blog post will focus on the five dimensions of wellness: physical, social, financial, community, and career. Wellness is more than … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Fruits and Veggies, is Fresh Always Best?


Very soon, summer farmers’ markets will be re-appearing, and lots of local fruits and veggies will be here for us to enjoy again.  But right now, you may be relying on frozen or canned, or getting fresh ones at the … Continue reading

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Recipe for Health: Garlic Bread with a Lemon Twist


Many health benefits have been attributed to garlic due to its allyl polysulfides. These pungent compounds are linked to anti-inflammatory and cardio-protective properties. Garlic Bread with a Lemon Twist (Makes Eight Servings) 1 loaf French bread 2 tablespoons butter, melted … Continue reading

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Recipe for Health: Roasted Lemon Asparagus


Asparagus is high in a type of phytonutrient called saponins, which are thought to have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Roasted Lemon Asparagus (Makes Six Servings) 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus spears 1/4 cup onions, sliced 1/4 cup red bell peppers, … Continue reading

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