St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss

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Working on the Self

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery


The way we view ourselves both before and after weight loss surgery can be very different and ever-changing.  Many patients struggle with self-image with such a drastic change. An article on ObesityHelp does a great job discussing some of the ways that self-image can be impacted by weight loss surgery. We can all stand to Read More…

A new look at emotional eating and comfort foods

Category Diet, Health


An article in Your Weight Matters Magazine dives into the topic of emotional eating and how our body and minds respond to what we perceive as ‘comfort foods’.  Take a look at this article and let us know what your thoughts are!   Katherine Horner, MS, RD, LD St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss Dietitian & Exercise Read More…

Welcome Dr. Selwyn

Category Surgery


Please join us in welcoming Doctor Calvin Selwyn, Jr., MD to our St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss Team. Dr. Selwyn comes to us from Wisconsin, where he started the St. Michael’s Hospital Bariatric Program. He is a board certified surgeon who specializes in all forms of bariatric surgery that are accepted by the American Society of Metabolic Read More…

Quinoa Salad

Category Diet, Health


Quinoa is a fantastic whole grain that not only has good complex carbohydrates, but also packs in some protein! There are plenty of easy ways to incorporate quinoa into a meal.  A quinoa salad is one of the easiest dishes to make because it requires such few ingredients and can be made so quickly.  It also Read More…

Slow Cooker Picadillo

Category Diet, Health


Picadillo is a traditional dish in Spain and many Latin American countries. This is a Cuban-style and goes great with cauliflower or rice.  It’s an easy throw together meal with great nutrition and high-protein! Ingredients:  1 lb ground turkey (you can use ground beef if desired) 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced bell pepper Read More…

SWL Online Resources

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

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Some websites can be fantastic resources for surgical weight loss patients.  However, you do have to make sure you realize that not everyone’s journey is the same and programs can vastly differ.  Below are some great resources, not only for surgical weight loss patients, but healthy lifestyles alike: ObesityHelp Obesity Action Coalition American Society for Read More…

2015 Dietary Guidelines

Category Diet, Health


Back in January, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines were released.  Every five years these guidelines are revised to reflect the newest evidence and information we have on diet and nutrition. These guidelines affect our nutrition recommendations and goals.  The 2015 Guidelines came with a few big changes: Recommendation of less than 2300 milligrams/d of sodium for Read More…

Nutrition for Heart Health

Category Diet, Health


February is Heart Month and nutrition is a great way to get your heart in tip-top shape.  Follow these simple tips and work to improve the overall health of your heart: 1. Incorporate fruits and vegetables-Fruits and vegetables have good nutrients, along with fiber.  Substitute some of your higher calorie foods for fruits and vegetables. Read More…

Navigating Holiday Parties

Category Diet, Health


This can be a wonderful time of year with catching up with friends and family, beautiful lights and holiday parties.  Most of these get-togethers typically include food and this time of year has some of the best.  Unfortunately, the consistent overindulging at these events, can lead to our clothes feeling a little tight.  Here are Read More…

Holiday Appetizers

Category Diet, Health


Cooking Light recently did a fantastic article showing different holiday appetizers and how much you can eat for ~150 calories.  I wanted to share some of that information here and add some additional to help you navigate your next holiday party! ~150 Calories 1 Iced Sugar Cookie 9 Jumbo Cocktail Shrimp 38 Olives 11 Roasted Read More…