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Strawberry Banana Creams

Category: Healthy Living
dr. stephen petteruti, weight loss, warwick RI doctors, healthy recipe Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

I have to admit I am a sweet eater. I can pass on anything salty, but put something with a high glycemic index in front of me and it will be gone. So in our house we don't keep anything I consider "temping" foods becuase I will, without even thinking about it, eat it all. 

I came across this recipe and wanted to share it because it looked so good and tasted even better. It's sweet, creamy and cool. Perfect for these summer days and into fall. I'm going to experiment with other ideas for the filling and see what we come out with. The base idea is endless. Thanks to PopSugar for...

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The Fridge. Is it your Enemy?

Category: Healthy Living
dr. stephen petteruti, weight loss, warwick RI doctors, bariatric doctors Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

This is the conversation that came before the picture of our refrigerator:

Me: I really want something.

Dr. Petteruti: Like what?

Me: I don't know, but nothing that's in here (as I stand holding the refrigerator door open for the 5th time, hoping magically something has appeared since I last opened it 30 seconds ago. 

Dr. Petteruit: Well, there's some berries or a plum. How about and egg?

Me: An egg, really, it's 9:00pm

Dr. Petteruti: People eat eggs at 9:00pm. It's not like it's that outside the box. 

Me: Forget it, I'm just not going to...

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Avocado & Bibb Lettuce Salad With Strawberries

Category: Healthy Living
Weight Loss, Diet, Dr. Stephen Petteruti, healthy lunch, healthy dinner, salad, low glycemic Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

We love this salad at our house. Bibb lettuce is one of the most enjoyable leaves to eat because of the large size of the leaf. Ever try to eat some of the "fancier" varieties and you can't get it onto your fork? 

How to do it?

  1. Get a head of Bibb Lettuce
  2. 5 or 6 organic strawberries
  3. 1/2 green apple
  4. 1/4 cup pecans or sesame seeds
  5. 4 large grilled shrimp
  6. 1/2 avocado sliced

This makes a serving for two. The dressing is up to you. Because of the wonderful flavors it already brings, a nice extra virgin olive oil,...

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Feeding Times. Know Yours.

Category: Weight Loss
warwick RI, weight loss doctors, weight loss success, dr. petteruti Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

Feeding time. Think of that as a concept to be incorporated into our lives on a daily basis.


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Can't Remember the Last TIme I Felt This Good

Category: Weight Loss
RI weight loss, warwick RI doctors, medical weight loss, dr. Petteruti Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

Dr. Stephen Petteruti has been my PCP (primary care provider) for many years, who in my opinion, is doing an outstanding job.  His sincerity, genuine concern and progressive medical approaches has played a key role in my personal health and wellness. 

Last January, after getting/discussing my physical test results with Dr. Petteruti, "the numbers were going in the wrong direction (i.e. had to be placed on BP medication as well as, being...

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Thank You For Sharing

Category: Healthy Living
anti-aging, weight loss, warwick doctors Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

Changing the way people think about medically signigicant weight and the aging process is challenging work. Many thanks to all of you who have friended us and shared our posts. Together, we will continue working to make a difference in the lives of all the people we encounter. Congratulations to ...

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Should I Exercise Even Though I'm Hungry?

Category: Healthy Living
protein, weight loss, Dr Petteruti, exercise, tips for weight loss Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

I have heard the theory proposed that going into the gym hungry will force your body to burn fat cells for energy thereby stimulating more weight loss.

The theory just doesn't hold up in practice. Remember, anytime you experience hunger your body goes into a catabolic state. That means that your body is breaking down proteins, Essentially breaking down muscle, in some cases vital organs, including your brain can be effected. (Hungary and mentally dull is no way to greet the world.)

Entering the gym in a state of hunger leads to less effective workouts. You simply will not...

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I.M. 120: Chocolate Cherry Protein Smoothie

Category: Healthy Living
smoothie, chocolate, cherry, health, fruit, protein shake Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

There's something about cherries I find very refreshing.

Here's my recipe:

  1. 1/2 frozen banana, already in chunks
  2. 1 cup cherry greek yogurt (If looking for low glycemic opt for plain greek)
  3. 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  4. 1/4 Almond Milk for consistency. You may like a bit more or less depending on how thick you like your smoothie.
  5. 1/2 scoop protein powder (This is where you can change the flavor by using chocolate or vanilla, even plain works)
  6. 1 tablespon chocolate syrup. A little swirl on tip makes it so pretty. 


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Help Us Pick the Winner!

Category: Healthy Living
health, weigh loss, diet, giveaway, protein, dr. petteruti Posted by: ShannonPetteruti

We recieved hundreads of entries for our '2 weeks worth of Protein Shake Give-a-Way.' We're having a hard time deciding who should win, so we're asking you to help us out. In the comment section below, write the "letter" of the person you think should get the goods. Here we go...

a. Hi my name is K and I am a single mom to a 3 1/2 yr old and a set of twin boys that will b 5 months on the first. I work go to school and take care of my kids... I have gained a lot of weight since my first son and want to get back into shape and be healthy an active for them. I would love...

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New Anti-Aging Miracle - Sunscreen!

Category: Anti Aging

It's fair to say that sunscreen is the best anti-aging product out there. It's so good that you REALLY want to wear it EVERYDAY! Finding the right one is the key to actually wearing it everyday. I'm sure a lot of you are like me and hate, and I really mean it with a capitol H, sticky sunscreen. You know the kind you put on, then hold your hands up like you're scrubbing in for a surgery till you get to the sink and finally breath out as the soap washes over you. Ok, so I'm not talking about that one, I'm talking about a weightless,...

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