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The team at Alabama Surgical Associates in Huntsville is always committed to the safety and well-being of both our staff and patients, but especially now during the current COVID-19 pandemic we are facing as a country. While we specialize in many non-surgical and surgical weight loss procedures, we also prioritize providing helpful lifestyle and dieting […]

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Each year, approximately 45 million Americans go on a diet with the intention of losing weight, but some experts estimate that 95% of diets fail. Bariatric surgery has a much better success rate than dieting, yet only about 250,000 people opt for weight loss surgery each year — fewer than 1% of the people who […]

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At Alabama Surgical Associates in Huntsville, we have helped many men and women achieve long-lasting weight loss success. Bariatric surgery, including Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass, or non-surgical weight loss procedures, such as Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) or Gastric Balloon, can be a valuable tool for patients who have struggled to lose weight with diet […]

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Ingredients: 4 cups broccoli florets 2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed 12 ounces peeled and deveined extra-large shrimp 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari sauce Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. […]

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This recipe was developed by Stacie Hassing. Ingredients: 2 tsp. butter ½ pound asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 leek, end and dark green top removed and white to light green parts roughly chopped (about 2 cups) 3 garlic cloves, minced (or use the jarred kind) ½ cup reduced-fat feta cheese, […]

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This recipe was adapted from Whole 30 Fast and Easy Ingredients: 1 ¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning ¼ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 Roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons […]

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A tip from our dietitian: Choose whole, real, natural foods. Focusing on those foods that you find in the perimeter of the grocery store helps with weight loss and makes you a healthier person. Your plate should contain mainly lean protein, a smaller serving of non-starchy vegetables, and a tiny serving of a healthy carbohydrate. […]

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This recipe was adapted from Tessamae Website Ingredients 1 whole Turkey (about 12 pounds), thawed if frozen, giblets discarded 4 tablespoons olive oil combined with 1 clove garlic coarse salt and ground pepper 1 lemon, quartered 4 springs thyme 2 T. lemon juice plus 2 T. olive oil 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1 […]

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Ingredients 2 pounds fresh green beans, washed and ends trimmed 3 oz. feta cheese (don’t use fat-free cheese as it won’t melt well) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 medium white or yellow onions, sliced thin salt and pepper to taste Directions 1. Heat frying pan or wok on medium heat. 2. Once pan has reached […]

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The end of the year holiday season is a magical time, but the stress of scheduling and planning, and the temptation of holiday goodies can lead to unwanted weight gain. It is important to stay on track in order to achieve your weight loss goals and maintain optimal health. Here are some tips to enjoy […]

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