If you’ve already looked into getting bariatric surgery, then you’ve probably heard the question: what is body mass index?
It has been awhile since we had a nice dose of motivation on here. And what better way to kick of the holiday season than with a patient spotlight story of someone who transformed her life?!
Maggy puts it best when she says, “One of the best things to come of this is that I’m now in a position to help other people.”
Weight loss surgery does not happen in a vacuum. You will make life long friendships with your team at WeightWise and the people you confide in at support group. They will help pull you through hard times and you will help lift them up and motivate others toward their goals.
Since we are on the brink of a difficult few months of weight loss (or weight loss maintenance) during the holiday season, I hope you find some motivation in our Patient Spotlight with Maggy’s story.
A holiday meal is hardly complete without stuffing, but traditional bread or rice based stuffing varieties are loaded with carbohydrates. But don’t fret, because Cauliflower has stepped up in the world to become a low-carb powerhouse.
Cauliflower has become very popular as a substitute for rice, potatoes, and bread-based dishes.
Give this Cauliflower Stuffing a try during this holiday season for a great low-carb stuffing substitute.
Try these other Thanksgiving recipes this year including Roasted Chicken Legs!
Sometimes a full turkey is just too much. Using chicken legs or turkey legs in place of an entire bird is a great option for smaller families that don’t need such a large portion. Another benefit of using just the legs instead of the whole bird is that you don’t need to spend hours watching the oven and basting the turkey. This is a great way to make a smaller portion and save you time to spend with your family instead of in the kitchen!
Enjoy this recipe for roasted chicken legs this year.
Look for more recipes in our Thanksgiving Menu coming soon!
If you have struggled with your weight, you know how challenging it can be to not only lose those extra pounds, but to keep them off permanently. No matter how much effort and discipline you put into maintaining that weight loss, many times the weight start to creep back up.
You probably experience it daily, the time when energy levels and productivity comes to a grinding halt and your mind turns to a foggy mess. “Arsenic Hour” is how one writer put it; the rest of us know it as “the 3:00 crash”.
Comfort food often comes in the form of processed food. While potato chips, French fries, or packaged cookies can be delicious, they’re certainly not doing anything good for your overall health and wellbeing.
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the more popular weight loss procedures today. Beyond it’s effectiveness, many choose it due to the lower rate of post-operative problems.
As football season is gearing up, you might be looking for some new ‘football party’ recipes. I know I have been looking to mix it up with new options from last year. These stuffed mini peppers fit the bill and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you! You should definitely put Stuffed Mini Peppers into your Saturday rotation.
Let’s get cookin’…
It has been a busy week at the clinic. It is great to be busy, but cooking dinner after a long day is not as great. So when going through my recipe binder looking for slow cooker recipes- I sadly became aware about how many non-chili slow cooker recipes I have (very few). So I set out to not only try out a few new recipes but to use different kinds of protein in the slow cooker. To get out of my rut, I chose to make a slow cooker asian pork recipe.
Chicken is very common in my slow cooker. I opted this time to use a pork tenderloin for this slow cooker asian pork which turned out amazing. When looking for new slow cooker recipes, I typically look for one with a good protein and seasonings. Anything other ingredients, I can easily modify to be low carb and bariatric friendly.