July 4th, or Independence Day, is just around the corner. And in keeping with the idea of independence, we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients to feel independent from social pressure to overeat or eat the wrong foods this holiday. An invitation to a holiday party doesn’t have to be an
Sandwiches are the old standby for lunch. Ham, turkey, tuna, or roast beef on white, wheat, rye, wrap, or a roll. Mix and match to suit your preference. They are quick, easy, filling, able to eat on the go, and tasty. The problem? For some, there’s no problem. But, for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and
OK, maybe they aren’t a phenomenon. But frozen grapes are tasty, refreshing, and can make a great treat when you need somethings sweet, especially for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band patients. Sweet treats and desserts (like cakes, cookies, and ice cream) are often a big no-no after weight loss surgery as they are
Carbohydrates aren’t all bad. They supply many vitamins and minerals in the American diet. But, often times we eat too many of them and this can contribute to eating too many calories and gaining weight. After gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, patients are looking to lose weight, not gain weight. Reducing carbohydrate
Many people believe that bananas are a no-no for weight loss due to their high sugar content. And while the size of a banana should be taken into account, bananas should not necessarily be eliminated from your diet if you are trying to lose weight, whether you’ve had gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band
June 18th is Father’s Day. If you haven’t gotten the father in your life a gift yet, this may be one blog to read or share with friends or family. Instead of a traditional tie, why not choose a gift that lets him know you love him and want him in your life for as
Rain has taken over South Florida of late. If the stormy weather has given you a chill, warm up with a Summertime Minestrone. Featuring fresh summer vegetables, beans, and some pasta, this soup can fill your belly without filling your waistline. The soup can be a perfect accompaniment to chicken or turkey, or even a
If blackened fish is a popular choice at restaurants, why not eat it at home too? This method of cooking salmon is quick and easy once you get the hang of it. The trick is to cook it on the stove top with high heat, which heats up the aromatic spices and makes a nice
If you love the flavors of the Mediterranean, this recipe is for you. It’s got the creaminess of the Greek yogurt, the protein in the chicken, the crunch of the cucumber, and chickpeas because, well, why not. This recipe is ideal for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients for so many reasons.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, also referred to as the Gastric Sleeve surgery, has become the fastest growing bariatric procedure in North America. In addition to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals, it has shown success in improving and even reversing obesity-related health risks such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea.