New Openings: Barry’s Boot Camp & True Food Kitchen; Optons for Weight Loss

Episode 16.35 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One: Joey Gonzalez CEO of Barry’s Boot Camp in Chicago discusses the opening of their new Chicago Location.

Since 1998, Barry’s Bootcamp has been delivering The Best Workout in the World®  to a legendary following, including A-list celebs, models—even Olympic athletes. Our signature hour-long workouts include 25-30 minutes of interval cardiovascular treadmill routines and 25-30 minutes of strength training utilizing free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and other equipment. Instructors, muscle groups and even workout segments vary throughout the week so that no one class is ever the same.

Our innovative technique works to “shock” the body in the most efficient and effectivebarrys-logo way to improve your cardiovascular system, lose weight and build muscle. Our world-class instructors are the best in the business and promote a positive, supportive environment that will help you break past your own personal boundaries. Regardless of skill level, you can burn 1,000 calories in just one hour. You will see and feel results right away in a thumping music-filled environment where every class feels new, fun and exciting.


Segment Two: Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counceling discusses Dr. Andrew Weil’s True Food Kitchen. All True Food Kitchen locations feature dishes that closely adhere to the principles of Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet. They are intended to be a new kind of restaurant: one in which delicious flavors, healthy nutrients, environmental awareness and an inviting atmosphere come together to create an unforgettable dining experience.

Dishes are influenced by Mediterranean, Asian and Californian cuisine, and include soups, appetizers, salads, pasta, rice and noodle dishes, wood grilled dishes, sandwiches and burgers, brick oven pizzas and desserts.

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Sample dishes: Wild Smoked Salmon with Shaved Radishes; Lemon Cream & Wasabi Peas; Sashimi Tuna Salad with Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato, Edamame & Ginger; Curry Chicken with Rice Noodles; Tuscan Kale Salad; Cauliflower & Cashews; Herbed Hummus; Green Tea Soba Noodles with Peas; Bok Choy & Lemongrass; Fresh Tomato Pizza with Pasilla Chile & Manchego; Grilled Wild Ahi Sliders with Wasabi, Radishes and Cucumber on Pumpernickel; and Natural Half Chicken with Farro, Walnuts, Dried Fig, Brussels Sprouts & Squash.


Segment Three: Dr. Alfonso Torquoti from Rush University Medical Center discusses options for the treatment of obesity including Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, helps severely obese people lose weight. In doing so, it also helps prevent or improve obesity-related conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. During a bariatric procedure, a surgeon removes or blocks off part of your stomach. This leaves you feeling fuller sooner and reduces your desire to eat. Some types of bariatric surgery also limit your body’s absorption of calories from food.

Bariatric surgery is an effective way to lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems. It might be a good choice for you if these statements are true:

  • You are morbidly obese. This means you have a BMI, or body mass index, of at least 40, or a BMI of at least 35 plus an obesity-related disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Determine your BMI.
  • You have tried to lose weight using other methods and they have not worked.
  • You are committed to making the changes necessary for long-term success. Surgery is only the beginning of the weight-loss journey. To lose weight and keep it off — which most bariatric surgery patients are able to do — you will have to commit to making healthy choices.