I found a recipe for a refreshing salsa for the summer season:
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1/4 cup chopped raspberries
2 Tbsp Splenda or Truvia
2 tsp diced jalapeno pepper
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp slivered almonds
In small bowel combine the 1st 5 ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Just before serving, add almonds and stir. Serve over chicken, fish, or other lean meats.
Its also a good source of fiber. Enjoy.
With any weight loss program, remember these concepts.
Discard the word “diet.” It’s not about what you can do without. It’s about what you can live with. Think of your weight-control efforts as a way of life. It involves a lifestyle change. This is a mental conscious decision. You need to develop good habits you can stick with for months and years to come. For example, here are two wise eating habits you can depend on for a lifetime: Choose healthy foods most often. And, watch your portion sizes. Beware of portion distortion!
Be active. People who avoid yo-yo dieting often have something in common: They rely on regular physical activity to help control their weight. Even walking is good exercise, but no lazy walks.
Eat a healthy breakfast. Make it a routine — it’s a practice shared by those most likely to maintain a weight loss. One explanation: It may help reduce the urge to overeat later in the day. And it kick starts your metabolism.
WOW when I found out what was in a chicken nugget it blew my mind. I always wondered why Dr. Fox says not to eat them because the commercial says they are all white meat chicken. Well let me tell you the truth about what they consists of :it is less than 50 percent muscle tissue, the rest of the nugget is made up of fat, blood vessels, and ground up bone. They also have other ingredients such as hydrogenated soy bean oil and chemicals such as modified food starch cellulose gum and sodium acid pyrophosphate. So the very next time you think about eating a chicken nugget DON’T. Making them fresh at home is your best bet at least you know what goes into it if you use fresh chicken breast.
Many Gastric Sleeve patients must eat 4-5 small meals per day to get all their protein requirements (minimally 40-60 gms/day). Sometimes a small meal is really just a protein snack. This would include a protein bar (not granola bar) that has at least 15 gms of protein, or a protein drink, or a low fat yogurt or cottage cheese, maybe some tuna or a slice or two of deli style lunch meat, or beef jerky (or ostrium beef jerky) or a piece of fruit (apple, strawberries or banana). Fruit is not protein, but it is healthy. The key is NO JUNK FOOD snacking, like chips, cheetos, candy bars, ice cream, etc. It is all about protein! And remember, portion out your serving.
I don’t know about you but there is just something about sitting down and being served, and I like to go out every now and then and have someone prepare my dinner for me. Here are a few tips that will help you in maintaining your weight. Ask for a to-go-box as soon as your food arrives. Put half in the box and enjoy the rest that way you have two meals and that also saves your wallet. Instead of eating large portions order an appetizer. And lastly try and eat baked or broiled protein choice. If you follow these few simple ideas it would make eating out a little more enjoyable.
Okay folks, one down and one to go. Holiday time is crazy for everyone but that is no excuse to eat yourself silly. We all love food at holiday time, it’s all the things that we don’t get during the rest of the year but that’s not an excuse to fall so far off the wagon that you get run over by the horse coming up behind you. So, my advice is this, if it’s sweet have one bite and be done. If it’s full of butter or cream, have one bite and be done. If it’s a protein or a veggie than eat this first. There is a few days before all the alcohol that comes with celebrating the new year so lets use them to cut back and “save ourselves” for wine! (or beer) Be safe and have a Happy/Healthy New Year!
The new year is coming and everyone wants to start out on the right foot with healthy eating. May I make a suggestion? Clean out those pantries, lets get rid of the things that are not healthy for us, and at the same time help someone that is less fortunate than we are. Right now there is such a great need for at food pantries! So lets get rid of the old and start new and help someone at the same time.
At the ASMBS meeting in Atlanta, it was noted that the sleeve gastrectomy weight loss surgery resulted in almost comparable weight loss as the gastric bypass, but without the complications of the gastric bypass. Because of this, it was noted that the popularity of the gastric sleeve has grown exponentially. Both doctors and patients are very pleased with the quick recovery and weight loss results of the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
Dr. Fox just returned from the ASMBS national meetings in Atlanta, Ga. One of the sessions reviewed the statistics of each of the bariatric weight loss procedures. It was interesting to see that the Gastric Bypass numbers were flat or slightly decreased and the Lap Band numbers were markedly decreased. On the other hand, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy numbers have exponentially increased, and has become the most popular operation for weight loss surgery!!
Weather you have a sleeve gastrectomy, lap band or gastric by pass it is recommended that you take a calcium supplement especially if you are over 45 years of age. The recommended daily dosage is 900-1200 mg of calcium and it is best taken in 2 doses with food at least 4 hours apart.