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How to Make Your Best Resolution Yet!

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

Happy New Year! As each new year comes, many of us aim to make this next year the best yet. While that is a fantastic goal, we typically set very high standards for ourselves. Thus, many of our goals never truly come to fruition. As we’ve discussed before, utilizing SMART goals is one of the Read More…

Education & Motivation

Category Diet, Exercise, Health

We have a few programs in the area that I think would be beneficial to many of our patients and friends. Take a look at these opportunities and not only get motivated, but educated! Living Beyond the Tool: This is a conference designed for individuals pre- and post- weight loss surgery. This conference cultivates a healthy Read More…

Time Management

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery is a lifetime commitment that requires the individual to manage choices in food intake with adequate protein, portion sizes, drinking plenty of water, enough sleep, and physical activity. In our support group this past week, individuals pre and post weight surgery participated in a time-management activity to uncover obstacles that hinder success with the tool of weight loss surgery. The Read More…

Non-Scale Victories

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

Throughout the journey of Surgical Weight Loss, many individuals can get stuck on only focusing on how many pounds they’ve lost according to the scale. However, the SWL tool does much more than just decrease that number. It is important for us to recognize the victories beyond the scale because that is truly where a Read More…

Sustained Motivation

Category Diet, Exercise, Health, Surgery

Staying motivated to stick with health goals can be difficult, even after having a life-changing experience like weight loss surgery.  Simply having the surgery doesn’t mean you are immune to the temptations that we all face.  I want you to print out the next page or take a picture of it.  Keep it with you or Read More…

Tips to make Meal Planning simple

Category Diet, Health

Meal planning is vital to weight loss and weight maintenance.  However, meal planning can be quite a daunting task week after week.  Here are a few tips to make meal planning a cinch: 1. Prepare ahead of time– If you know you’ll have a little more time at some point during the week, make some Read More…

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…

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…