Choose a healthier plate with MyPlate

By Helaine Krasner, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CDN Every five years since 1980 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) release an update of their Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA is designed for policymakers and nutrition and health professionals to help individuals and their families consume a…

Cindy, Manorville

I suffered with obesity for more than 20 years.  My kids were getting older and I realized it was time for me to get my own life since I had lived my life for them for the last 20 years.

The gastric sleeve surgery changed my life in so many ways.  I’m a different person.  I’m more confident walking into a room.  I’m more open to making new friends and new relationships.  People look at you differently when you’re morbidly obese.  They treat you differently.