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Emotional changes after WLS

Emotional changes after WLS

                The excitement and anticipation of weight loss can often overpower the reality of lifestyle changes that occur after weight loss surgery.  This can be very impactful on the patient’s life and their loved ones.  Mild depression, anxiety and suicidal...

Lentil and vegetable soup

Lentil and vegetable soup

Serves 12, prep time 15 mins, cook time 1 hr Calories: 191   Total fat: 5g   Total carbs: 24g   Protein: 13g INGREDIENTS 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 Spanish onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves 2 celery sticks, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 6 oz smoked ham, chopped 1 lbs lentils 12 ½...

Greek Yogurt Bark

Greek Yogurt Bark

INGREDIENTS: 1½ cups of low-fat light vanilla Greek yogurt (low sugar) ½ cup of blueberries 4 strawberries, sliced ¼ cup of sliced almonds DIRECTIONS: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread Greek yogurt onto lined baking sheet into a thin and even layer....

Microwave Pumpkin Custard

Microwave Pumpkin Custard

Ingredients Recipe by: Kristen McCaffrey of Slender Kitchen Serves: 1 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree 1 whole egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (more or less to taste) 1 packet Stevia (or 1 tsp brown sugar, maple syrup + 1 SP, 20 calories)...

Why Carbs Are Still Important

Why Carbs Are Still Important

When it comes to losing weight, we usually think that carbohydrates are the first thing that need to be removed from our diets to achieve results. There are many fad diet plans out there that rely on carbs being eliminated from our diet to achieve the desired...

What is PCOS?

What is PCOS?

PCOS is a common health issue found around the world that affects up to 10 million people. PCOS is found in females and is a disorder of the endocrine system – aka hormonal imbalance. Many females who consider bariatric surgery are doing so in order to increase...