Ask the Navigator

Ask the Navigator

I used to watch TV reruns of The Love Boat with my mom, and I loved Julie McCoy. She was the cruise director, always there with a smile, to help solve a myriad of crazy problems that no one ever realized happened on a cruise ship. She wasn’t the captain, or the...
Nutrition nook: portion control

Nutrition nook: portion control

Immediately after bariatric surgery controlling your food portions can come fairly easy due to the new restriction of your stomach pouch. Most individuals after surgery tolerate only a small amount of food before they feel full. Long-term, food portion control will...

The ultimate reward

I have been overweight since I was a child and can trace back the moment I began to associate food with comfort. I lost my brother suddenly when I was 7 years old, and you can timeline my weight gain throughout life with traumatic events. After the loss of my own...
The truth about low-carb diets

The truth about low-carb diets

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve undoubtedly heard of low-carbohydrate or low-carb diets. Most of us have been trained to cut calories, sugars and fats. So, what’s the purpose of cutting carbs – and what foods are high in carbohydrates? Here’s some basic...
Ten easy tips to lose weight

Ten easy tips to lose weight

Didn’t lose the weight you wanted to lose this summer? Maybe you tried a fad diet, and didn’t see the results you hoped for. While many of these diets can provide seemingly fast results, long term weight loss is more about consistency and making small changes...