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Stay updated on the latest advancements and trends in nutrition, weight loss, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Ahmad shares his expertise and advice, giving you the tools to make better healthcare decisions.

Dr. Ahmad’s Blog Posts

  • What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

    What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

    Weight loss surgery can change just about every aspect of your life, including your eating habits, self-image, and relationships. If you’re among the one-third of Americans considered obese...

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Gallstones

    Signs and Symptoms of Gallstones

    Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid (bile) formed inside your gallbladder. These deposits can vary in size and can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball.

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  • Are You a Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

    Are You a Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

    The gastric sleeve is one of the newer weight loss surgeries which involves removal of 75-80% of the stomach. As a result, the ‘bag shape’ of the stomach is changed to resemble a thin tube or ‘s...

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  • Exercise and Brain Health

    Exercise and Brain Health

    Have you ever tried to specifically target a body part with exercise to make it stronger? Maybe you wanted to build arm strength in order to lift things easier, or perhaps you wanted to build

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  • What Causes Acid Reflux?

    What Causes Acid Reflux?

    If you have ever felt a burning sensation in your chest or throat after eating a large greasy meal, then you have probably experienced acid reflux.

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Nutrition Corner

  • Curried Pumpkin Soup

    Curried Pumpkin Soup

    In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and celery and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and curry powder and cook for another minute.

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  • Comparison & the Importance of a Positive Mindset

    Comparison & the Importance of a Positive Mindset

    It is normal to be inclined to compare yourself and your weight loss journey to others. However, it is not beneficial to use this comparison to make yourself feel lesser than others.

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  • Convenience Foods for Success

    Convenience Foods for Success

    Many of us find that a barrier to reaching or maintaining our health goals can be time. Cooking things from scratch or trying new recipes can be very rewarding; however, many of us do not have the tim...

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  • Italian Single-Skillet Chicken

    Italian Single-Skillet Chicken

    Heat olive oil in a skillet to medium high heat. Add peppers and onions. Cook for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook for another few minutes.

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  • Mediterranean Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

    Mediterranean Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a sharp knife, cut spaghetti squash in half. Scoop out the insides of each half and discard. Drizzle each squash half with olive oil and rub it over ...

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  • Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

    Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

    Serving size: 4 Ingredients 1⁄2 cup Greek yogurt 2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed or shredded 1⁄4 cup chopped celery 1 tbs lemon juice 1⁄2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp mustard Salt and...

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  • Nutrition for Bariatric Surgery

    Nutrition for Bariatric Surgery

    Chances are that if you are considering bariatric surgery you have heard of it referred to as a “tool.” The reason why surgery is considered a tool is because nutrition and lifestyle choices still...

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  • Cedar Plank Salmon (2 servings)

    Cedar Plank Salmon (2 servings)

    1 cedar plank (carried in stores where you can buy grilling equipment, many grocery stores, or online)

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  • Fire up the grill, it’s BBQ Season!

    Fire up the grill, it’s BBQ Season!

    Barbecue season is upon us! There’s no better way to enjoy our summer weather than to spend an evening outside cooking a meal. Barbecuing can be a great way to bond with family members and to save t...

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  • Baby Kale Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

    Baby Kale Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

    Serving Size: 8 Ingredients 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/4 cup cranberries 1 orange 1 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoons honey 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 cups baby kale, washed ...

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