Bariatrics

Is it really unhealthy to eat after 7 p.m.?

[WCCO-TV, November 19, 2019] Families rushing from work and school to games and band concerts can find it hard to sit down for dinner. Sometimes that means eating dinner later at night. But is it really unhealthy to eat after 7 p.m.? “I would say it depends,” said registered dietitian Liz Vander Laan with Allina […]

It’s what you eat that matters

[WCCO-TV, March 10, 2018] A new study says that what you eat, more than how much, is the key to losing weight. Allina Health dietician Elizabeth Vander Laan, talked with WCCO-TV News about what that study is telling us.

Are sugar substitutes bad for you?

[KMSP Fox 9, April 21] We keep hearing that we eat too much sugar, but are sugar substitutes any better for us than sugar? Elizabeth Vander Laan, a registered dietician with Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Weight Loss Program talked with Jason about that.

Mary Johnston (Star Tribune photo)

From having triplets to losing 160 pounds, Minnesotans share moments of thanks

[Star Tribune, November 25, 2015] Thanksgiving used to be the biggest eating day of the year. “An unbuckle-your-belt kind of a day,” said Mary Johnston, 57, of Brooklyn Park. That changed in 2009, when Johnston had weight loss surgery at Unity Hospital in Fridley. She lost 20 dress sizes and 160 pounds, more than half […]