Essential Bariatric Food Tips

Your Monthly Tips

Things are different when you have a four ounce stomach instead of a big ole floppy handbag to fill with food. We used to save best for last, but now we’d better eat it first! Smart rules to live by. Share these tips with a bariatric friend or support group!

Chew

Try putting the fork on the table between bites. Chew well, eat slowly. Look for the signal that you are nearing fullness, so you can stop early enough. Not paying attention can put you in the “too full zone” and you will be MISERABLE. 

Eat At Home

Chain restaurants achieve consistency of flavors with the use of processed sauces and packaged components that have hidden ingredients like high fructose corn syrup food starches and fat. At home, when you roast a chicken thigh and pair it with a simple salad you know what is on the plate. There isn’t really anything for us at Olive Garden now that we can’t eat breadsticks dipped in Alfredo sauce. 

Cook

There are generations of people who do not know how to feed themselves. If you are one of them, break the obesity cycle and begin to cook meals for yourself, your family and friends. It’s healthier for everyone in the house.

Bariatric Options:                                                       Medical Form

Gastric Balloon                                                        
Lap Band
Mini Gastric Bypass
Full Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Plication Surgery
Conversion or Revision Surgery
Duodenal Switch Surgery

dr. sergio verboonen
              Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Much success in your journey.

Respectfully,
International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen
info@ipf-mail.com

1 800 210 5124 

Egg Protein/ Egg-Tra-Ordinaire!

During your weight loss phase

Protein is our mainstay during the weight-loss phase, so it’s important to know all about it.
How do we know which one is the best? What do we look for? How much do we absorb? There are a lot of protein powders to learn about but there is more to protein than just powder.

• Egg Protein was around long before whey. Before whey, egg protein was a bodybuilder’s powder of choice. What makes egg whites egg-tra-ordinary? Because they contain as many as 40 different high quality proteins.

• Getting enough protein is important because it helps prevents muscle breakdown. And just why should we care about muscle breakdown? Because our muscles keep our bones strong and sturdy and strong bones keep us young.
It’s true. Having strong bones is the number one way to keep our body young and healthy. Strong muscles also help us lose weight. Egg-actly what I thought-Egg-tra-ordinary! A big round of applause for egg protein.

• So, no fooling around with your protein, your muscles, your bones, or your youth! Get rolling with egg protein. Yes, we can! 

Bariatric Options:                                                       Medical Form

Gastric Balloon                                                        
Lap Band
Mini Gastric Bypass
Full Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Plication Surgery
Conversion or Revision Surgery
Duodenal Switch Surgery

dr. sergio verboonen
              Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Much success in your journey.

Respectfully,
International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen
info@ipf-mail.com

1 800 210 5124 

Cucumber Cool Soup

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Cucumber Cool Soup
Cucumber Cool Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine the yogurt, cucumber, scallion and dill. Pulse until pureed. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  2. Ladle into individual bowls.
  3. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons of diced tomato, drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and garnish with a dill sprig.
Recipe Notes

Makes 4 large 1-Cup Servings

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Soup

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Slow Cooker Santa Fe Soup
Slow Cooker Santa Fe Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
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  1. combine all ingredients in large crock pot and cook on low for 4 hours. Makes 8 servings
Recipe Notes

Number of Servings: 8

Salmon Patties

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Salmon Patties
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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  1. Mix all ingredients together and form into 4 patties
  2. Fry patties as you would a hamburguer
  3. i fry mine in a little butter for flavor, but use whatever method you prefer

Bariatric Surgery: do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Bariatrics, Risk vs Reward 

 

  • Obesity prevalence is the highest it has ever been. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more that one-third of adults are affected. And with the increase in obesity comes an increase in the number of bariatric surgery procedures. But how safe are the procedures, and do the benefits outweigh the risks?
  • There is no doubt that obesity is a major cause of a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases.
  • The condition can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and it has also been linked to some cancers including breast cancer and colon cancer. Furthermore, the condition can severely damage a person’s quality of life, leaving them immobile and often triggering depression.
  • Based on these factors, it is not difficult to understand why overweight individuals look to various interventions in order to combat their condition. Bariatric Surgery is now one of the most common interventions to which these individuals turn.

LONG TERM LIFESTYLE CHANGE

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    Before committing to bariatric surgery, understand that long-term success depends on the ability to make permanent lifestyle changes – Some of these changes include, healthy eating, regular exercise and taking supplements.
  • People who undergo bariatric surgery need to fully understand the risks that any surgery pose.  Patients who do undergo bariatric surgery can experience significant improvements in diabetes and other health measures.

Bariatric Options:                                                       Medical Form

Gastric Balloon                                                        
Lap Band
Mini Gastric Bypass
Full Gastric Bypass
Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Plication Surgery
Conversion or Revision Surgery
Duodenal Switch Surgery

dr. sergio verboonen
              Dr. Sergio Verboonen

Much success in your journey.

Respectfully,
International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen
info@ipf-mail.com

1 800 210 5124