Mindful Eating Tips

What is mindful eating? Thoughtfully considering the food you have selected to eat and making a conscious decision if it is right for your weight loss goal. In this blog, we will explain why people overeat and provide you with mindful eating tips to help you succeed at your weight loss goals. What causes you to eat? Do you eat when you are bored, overwhelmed, sad, stressed, or anxious? Do you eat because you are with friends? Are you actually hungry or just eating because…. All of these are questions you should be asking yourself before you take the next drink or bite of food. Many people struggle with hunger cues, because in our society everything revolves around food. After weight loss surgery, you must be mindful of what you eat in order to reach your weight loss goals. The following blog will help you work through some of these issues. <[...]

12 Ways to use Greek Yogurt After Weight Loss Surgery

As we all know, there are many benefits to Greek yogurt after weight loss surgery. So, is Greek yogurt good after weight loss surgery? Greek yogurt is higher in protein, contains probiotics, and has less lactose than traditional yogurt for those with lactose intolerance. It is also thicker and creamier than regular yogurt. Not only can you eat it as a healthy, high protein snack after your weight loss surgery, you can also use it in recipes to increase protein, and decrease fat and calories.

Here are some different ways to GO GREEK!!

  1. Use it as a sauce to add to meats – mix Greek yogurt with lime juice and capers to create a sauce for salmon or fish of choice.
  2. Add your favorite seasoning packet to plain Greek yogurt as a delicious dipping sauce for your vegetables. Ranch and taco seasoning packets are great ones to start with.
  3. Add minced ga[...]

Bariatric Surgery Success: Surgery as a Tool to Weight Loss

While bariatric surgery is considered the only known cure for obesity, producing results of excess body weight loss between 40-100%, it is only a tool - one piece of a very intricate puzzle. We hear that phrase used a lot when discussing bariatric surgery success - “Surgery is only a tool.” “You must see your surgery as ONLY a tool.” What does that mean? The definition of tool = a device or implement used to carry out a particular function. The function of bariatric surgery is to produce weight loss by means of restriction, malabsorption, or a combination of both. Bluntly, it means that after 12 to 24 months post op, you’re on your own. You need to adopt the lifestyle modifications during that time that will help you maintain the weight loss achieved by the aid of the tool = bariatric surgery. Most experts agree that no matter the choice of bariatric surgery, a person’s bo[...]