Low-fat Diets

Low-fat diets came into popularity in the 1970s and 1980s on the idea that fat would make you fat and cause heart disease. Consumer books like the Scarsdale Diet and Pritikin Diet fanned the fuels of the fire and eventually thousands of individuals were seeking to reduce the amount...



NEW Blog Series – What’s in a diet?

Join Us Next Week for a New OAC Blog Series, ”What’s in a diet?” They go by a hundred different names – “Low Fat,” “Low Carb,” “High Protein,” “Atkins,” “Pritikin,” “Zone,” “Mediterranean,” “Okinawan,” “Blood Type,” “Gluten Free,” and many, many more. Despite their differences they all claim to be the...



Exercise – YES YOU CAN! Part III

Welcome to part three; last month I focused on months four – six and ramping up your movement and play time!  We now continue… Disclaimer: Before starting any exercise program, please consult with your healthcare provider. Months Seven – Nine (and beyond) - First thing to do is figure out...



Exercise – YES YOU CAN! Part II

Welcome to part two; last month I focused on your homecoming from surgery and the start of this new incredible life journey.  We now continue… Disclaimer: Before starting any exercise program, please consult with your healthcare provider.   Months Four – Six: First thing to do is figure out...



Exercise – YES YOU CAN!

Disclaimer: Before starting any exercise program, please consult with your healthcare provider. Club/Fitness Membership not possible? Set up a play room at home! We all know that exercise/fitness is important and even more so when we are just starting out with our exercise routine. In this blog series, I...



The Long View: Nutrition for the Rest of Your Life

*Please Note: The OAC Blog is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have any questions regarding the information in this blog series, please be sure to speak with a healthcare professional regarding your concerns. For many of us, the thought of doing anything for the rest of...



Bariatric Surgery Follow-up – It’s Important!

*Please Note: The OAC Blog is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have any questions regarding the information in this blog series, please be sure to speak with a healthcare professional regarding your concerns. After you have had bariatric surgery, your surgeon or healthcare provider will ask...



Bariatric Surgery – Supplements, Vitamins and More!

*Please Note: The OAC Blog is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have any questions regarding the information in this blog series, please be sure to speak with a healthcare professional regarding your concerns. The decision to have bariatric surgery is a life-changing one. After surgery, there...



NEW BLOG SERIES DEBUTING JULY 15 – Bariatric Surgery – Supplements, Vitamins, Nutrients and More!

Making the decision to have bariatric surgery is often a difficult one as there are many things to consider. Even more difficult at times can be which type of surgery to have. This is a conversation that should take place between you, your bariatric surgeon and your family. Once...



“What’s happening out there – examples not to live by – yours, mine and ours?”

Often there are subtle reminders of the weight bias out there. And sometimes they come in through the back door with no anticipation of their arrival. Such is the story I am about to tell. Let me preface things by saying I have been fortunate in not experiencing (overt)...



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