St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss

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Online Seminar

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We have officially launched our online seminar!  If you are unable to attend one of our free information seminars on Tuesday night at 6pm, please feel free to watch our online seminar to get started in our program.   Click here to watch our online seminar now! Read More…

Crockpot Lime Chicken

Category Diet, Health


This easy crockpot recipe is a delicious and quick meal to keep in rotation! Ingredients:  4 Chicken breasts 2 Onions chopped 1 tsp garlic 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 3 Tbsp lime juice 1/4 cup chicken broth Directions:  1. Place chicken breasts and onions in crockpot. 2. Combine all spices and add Read More…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Category Diet, Health


It’s almost Halloween and many of us are preparing with costumes, decorations and pumpkin carving.  Remember, when you’re carving your pumpkin don’t forget to save those pumpkin seeds, as they can be a delicious treat! Pumpkin seeds are a good source of healthy fats and are packed with different vitamins and minerals.  For ~85 seeds Read More…

Nutrition Down-FALL

Category Diet, Health


Fall can be an incredible time of year with the weather cooling down and the trees changing colors.  However, Fall can also be a pitfall for many of us when it comes to nutrition.  With the cooling weather we start to crave comfort food and aren’t as motivated to cook and/or exercise.  There are also Read More…

Chicken and Capers

Category Diet, Health

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This is a super easy, fast dish that is a favorite in my normal cooking rotation.   Ingredients:  2-3 Chicken Breasts 1 can artichoke hearts (quartered) 1 package sliced mushrooms 2-3 Tbsp capers and juice   Directions:  1. Cut chicken into 1 inch chunks.  Heat pan (I like to use my cast iron skillet) and Read More…

Apps to keep you on track

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery


I recently received the fall issue of my Food & Nutrition magazine from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Inside they listed some new apps that can help patients and dietitians alike.  Apps can be a great way to help you stay on track and motivate you.  Here are a few apps that can be Read More…

Purpose and Importance of the Liquid Diet

Category Diet, Health

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Recently, I’ve received multiple questions about why we have a liquid diet following surgery and/or people who want to skip ahead to solid food. I promise there is a “method to our madness”, which I wanted to further explain. Following any type of stomach or gastrointestinal surgery, it is very important to gradually progress the Read More…

Diabetes Forecast Recipe-Blueberry Chili Chicken

Category Diet, Health


Check out this delicious recipe from Diabetes Forecast: Ingredients Sauce 4 tsp. olive oil, divided 1 large shallot, minced 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (from a can), diced 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 Tbsp. fresh minced mint 1 tsp. fresh lime zest 4 boneless, Read More…

Grilled Garlic and Vegetables-Diabetes Forecast

Category Diet, Health


This recipe is copied from the July/August 2015 Edition of Diabetes Forecast.  Pair these vegetables with a grilled lean protein of choice and enjoy this summer time meal! Garlic-Vegetable Foil Purses Ingredients Aluminum foil 1 med. zucchini, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 1 med. yellow squash, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 1 med. red bell pepper, sliced Read More…

Combination Exercise

Category Exercise, Health


In the office we encourage our patients to include resistance exercises in their exercise routine.  Combination exercises are resistance exercises that go one step further. Combination exercises are those that combine more than one movement or exercise occurring either simultaneously or directly following each other.  These types of exercises help to build muscle and strength and Read More…