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Simple Trick for Liver Reduction Diet (LRD)

03/18/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

I have several recipes that require breading, and as anyone on the LRD knows that is a big NO-NO. But, how do you solve the problem in a dietitian approved way? Take your Fiber One cereal Limit ½ cup daily and a coffee bean grinder that you do not use for anything else (if you use it for your coffee it will taste funny) and grind your fiber cereal up to use for breading. You cannot fry the food once breaded but it can be baked. Mix the cereal with your spices in the grinder for more flavor…

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The Bariatric St. Patrick’s Celebration

03/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Today, it seems that there is a wee bit o’the Irish in most of us. Parties and get-togethers are based around traditional Irish and Irish-American dishes – think corned beef and cabbage. Why not try something different this year? How about building a healthy “green” meal to celebrate the holiday. Take your choice from green beans, artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, celery, endive, cucumbers, arugula, broccoflower, leafy greens, lettuce, okra, peas,…

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St. Patrick Wants Your to Eat These Good For You Greens

03/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Super foods fight carcinogens and are great for your whole system. And yes, they’re all green in color. Broccoli – The federal diet recommendation for adults is at least three cups of dark leafy greens per week. Think broccoli, kale and spinach. Add broccoli sprouts to your foods as they pack a bigger vitamin wallop than the adult version. Green tea – Drink it "fresh brewed as bottled" as instant teas have little effect on your health. Green tea contains catechins that work as powerful…

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News article: What’s the best diet? Eating less food

03/12/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The following article was posted in the Obesity Action Coalition newsletter, and I think it is an interesting read. They sum it up below: Low fat, low carb, high protein - there's a diet plan of every flavor. And if you're one of the millions of Americans who struggle with weight, you've probably tried them all, likely with little success. That wouldn't surprise Dr. Frank Sacks, a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and lead author of a new study published in the Feb.…

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Bariatric Brownies!

02/26/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

The idea that bariatric surgery patients can never have anything sweet again is preposterous. True, most of us do not experience the cravings for sweets again, but we still have families that have normal tummies. Normal is subjective to your household. I have teenagers, so the sweet tooth is never ending. I bake and cook all of the time and always try to incorporate healthy alternatives for their favorites. I have included a few recipes for you to try at home over the holiday. Brownies and peanut…

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02/25/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

It’s difficult to imagine that life won’t feel/be perfect once you’re well on your way to losing weight and finally seeing the numbers you’ve longed to see for many years. The truth is the challenges are there, and on some level always will be. Once you’ve recovered from weight loss surgery and are on the meal plan for life of proteins and fluids and vitamin regimes, foods will still smell great, restaurants will still be in the picture, the grocery store can and will…

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Bariatric Lenten Meals

02/24/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

Okay, I admit it – I will not eat tofu. I moved here from Georgia. People from Georgia don’t eat tofu – not even deep fried tofu smothered in cheese with a dipping sauce on the side. I know that tofu is a great meal replacement, but I promise you, I will not eat tofu. All too often, fried fish, greasy cheese pizza, and pasta with fat laden sauces become the replacements for the meat that Catholics and other religious folks give up on Fridays during Lent. I hope the following ideas…

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Pizza: The Liver Reduction Diet Way

02/17/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

As I've mentioned in earlier posts, I am on the liver reduction diet. One of my favorite recipes has been this take on a popular item! Liver Reduction Diet Pizza 6 slices Canadian bacon (the larger one) 1 can of chopped tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic 2% mozzarella shredded cheese Slices mushrooms Spray a backing sheet with Pam lay out 6 slices of Canadian bacon Top with spoons full of tomatoes, mushrooms, and cheese Bake in oven at 400ºF until cheese melts (about 10-15 minutes)…

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Who needs chocolate? Peanut butter pie recipe

02/13/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

With Valentine's Day tomorrow, consider making this delicious sweet treat for your sweetheart! 3- 8 oz pkgs. reduced fat cream cheese (softened to room temperature) 1 to 1 ½ c peanut butter ( try for a reduced sugar and calorie option) of your choice 1 c Splenda Cream together in mixer checking consistency (you should have to scrap into the bowl) Taste and see if it is sweet enough. This gets sweeter overnight so prepare ahead. Crust 2c reduced fat graham crackers (try cinnamon for an…

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A Cup of Courage

02/06/2009 | WellnessBariatric & Medical Weight Loss

You hold the ingredients that make a healthy lifestyle. True health doesn’t just come from a single magazine or book--it comes from the choices we make and how much we value good health. Check out this series of blogs to learn some strategies that will help you uncover your path to life-long fitness. Whatever you do---don’t give up! Maintaining an exercise program is challenging and sometimes it may seem that all the odds are stacked against you. Sometimes the daily tasks we are required…

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