Weight Management

Perhaps you have been diagnosed with a weight related medical condition or maybe you want to create some healthier habits. No matter the reason, we are glad you have joined us. The Weight Management page has tips, recipes and information from Mayo Clinic experts to help you create a healthier lifestyle. And if weight loss in one of your goals, you can learn more about options available to support your journey, including lifestyle changes, medication, procedures or surgery.

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Oct 14, 2020

What the difference between added sugars and natural sugars?

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
Written by Victoria Vasquez, Mayo Clinic registered dietitian  Sugar can be found in a lot of foods such as regular soda, candy, and cereal, but it is also in foods such as fruit and milk. Although these foods all contain sugar, the types of sugar they contain are [...]
What the difference between added sugars and natural sugars?
Oct 3, 2020

6-Grain Hot Cereal (a Mayo Clinic favorite)

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
Use time on the weekend to prepare and pre-portion this warm, comforting dish for a week of breakfasts ahead of time! Skip that tempting brown sugar and top with blueberries for added sweetness without the added sugar. Number of servings: 14 Serving Size: ½ cup Ingredients [...]
6-Grain Hot Cereal (a Mayo Clinic favorite)
Sep 28, 2020

Spousal Support in Weight Loss

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
The following was written by a Mayo Clinic patient who has undergone bariatric surgery. They wished to remain anonymous upon posting.   When making a journey, it is usually easier if you don’t have to travel alone.  Losing weight and eating healthy is not easy, but it really helps [...]
Spousal Support in Weight Loss
Sep 15, 2020

What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay following Bariatric Surgery

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
Kimberly Ollendieck, registered nurse at Mayo Clinic, writes about expectations during your hospitalization following a weight loss surgery.  Surgical pain is expected from the incision(s). Your health care team will do their best to make the pain tolerable. Surgical pain may feel different; likely more comparable to heartburn [...]
Sep 3, 2020

Recipe: Acorn Squash with Apples

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
Welcome the flavors of fall with this mixture of ingredients. No need to stick to Granny Smith apples if you have another variety stocked in your pantry. Pick your favorite - literally!  Number of servings: 2 Serving size: 1/2 squash and 1/2 apple Ingredients 1 Granny [...]
Recipe: Acorn Squash with Apples

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