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...