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Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:38am
Title: Weight Loss Class Question: Hello I am worried about my daughters diet.  Her BMI is too high and I feel she needs to take a class about healthy eating. Do you know of a class in the Roanoke valley? Answer: Thanks for the question Tracy. I currently do not know of any weight loss group...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:27am
Title: GERD/Anit-Reflux?Bland Diet Question: On the GERD/AntiReflux/Bland diet some foods are called triggers. Some  can eat them and some cannot.  How do you figure out which are actually triggers? Answer: The best way to know which ones are triggers is to eliminate all possible trigger foods/...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 3:20pm
Hi Tracy:  If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss healthy eating for your daughter, please call 540 224-5170.  A Registered Dietitian can discuss a healthy eating plan, and assist with lowering her BMI.
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:12am
Hi. A clean eating diet is basically a whole foods, minimally processed diet.  No foods should be off-limits unless you have a particular allergy.  Foods should closely resemble the source they came from, ie: an apple with peel on instead of apple sauce.  Foods can be cooked, such as meats and...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:03pm
Hi Robin: The following foods are allowed on a soft diet:  Soups with tender meat and vegetables, ground meats, moist fish, moistened biscuits, rice, moist cakes, casseroles with small meat chunks, shredded lettuce, eggs, breads, dressing, soft cookies, soft berries and soft peeled fruit, tender...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:20am
Hi!  Thanks so much for your question.  Carilion and other hospitals provide Vegetarian options to their patients.  Please ask for a Dietitian consult when you are admitted and the nursing staff will enter this in the system so an RD can come visit you and get your food preferences.  We offer...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:58pm
Title: Son with Achalasia Question: My son is 24 and suffers with a disease called Achalasia.Due to this he suffers with his stomach opened into the esophagus which has lead to severe Gerd. He stays nauseated,vomits and has lost weight and can not gain. He is 6'2 and weighs only around 145. We need...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:33pm
Thanks for your question, which was about a brand of diet shakes called Shakeology.  Carilion Dietitians do not endorse any weight loss products.  Having said that, from the information I was able to find, Shakeology shakes as a product do not seem to contain anything unhealthy, though they do...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 4:26pm
It is important to follow a low fat diet for fatty liver  Try to consume low fat dairy products (l% milk or skim, lowfat cheese and yogurt), leaner cuts of meats (white meat of poultry, fish, seafood, round, or sirloin beef and pork tenderloin), and prepare the meats without added fats.  Also,...
Submitted by Carilion Dietitian on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:20pm
Hello!  Thanks for your question.  Chicken can be marinaded in anything you like.  How about some fresh orange juice, ginger and garlic?  Oil, garlic and spices.  Buttermilk and spices. Organic soy sauce, ginger, garlic and honey.  Just make sure to discard any marinade after removing the chicken...