Grilled Yummy Tuna

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Grilled Yummy Tuna
Grilled Yummy Tuna
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
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Instructions
  1. Preheat Outside Grill on Medium High setting when you start your prep.
  2. Pat tuna steaks with paper towels to remove excess moisture then place in a shallow dish.
  3. Mix all spices with oil and lemon juice in a small bowl with a fork or wisk. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes to blend together.
  4. Brush mixture on both sides of Tuna steaks and allow steaks to rest for another 5 minutes.
  5. Grill steaks on hot grill 2-5 minutes on each side to attain desired doneness. For well done there should still be some pinkness to the center. Most prefer barely warm red centers. Be Brave, you will be surprised at the flavorful moistness and un-fishyness of this Tuna!
  6. Overcooking to a uniform color would be a sad waste of a great dish!

Cauliflower Mashed Fake Potatoes

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Cauliflower Mashed Fake Potatoes
Cauliflower Mashed Fake Potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. After you have steamed or boiled the trimmed cauliflower florets, drain and return to pan.
  2. Mash well and stir in the sour cream, cream cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Put into a round baking dish, cover and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 8 servings 1/2 cup each.

Do I Need Prenatal Multivitamins prior to IVF?

Prenatal Vitamins and IVF

In addition to a healthy diet, if you are planning to have a baby through IVF, you should take one prenatal multivitamin supplement daily that contains folic acid, iron and vitamin B12. Make sure your supplement contains no more than 10,000 IU of vitamin A. Too much vitamin A can cause birth defects.

When you are pregnant, you can meet most of your nutritional needs by eating according to our Food Guide. However, your diet alone cannot give you high enough levels of some nutrients. Two nutrients you will need to supplement are folic acid and iron.  Our IVF team can help you choose the prenatal multivitamin that is right for you.

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How long should I take vitamins for?

Start taking the prenatal multivitamin at least two to three months before conception, and continue throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period (4-6 weeks and as long as breastfeeding continues). You should not take more than one daily dose of vitamin supplement, as indicated on the product label.

If you are considering Mexico as your fertility destination, please let us know if you require additional information.  It’s our job to provide you with the information you require to make a well informed/ educated decision.

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Greek Omelet

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Greek Omelet
Greek Omelet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Saute onions and peppers in oil.
  2. Add tomatoes and olives
  3. Beat eggs and egg whites together with 1/3 cup of water.
  4. Add to vegetable mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with dried or fresh basil.
  6. Cover and cook on medium to low heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Add feta cheese and either continue to cook as is (until egg is set) or flip in half to form traditional omelette.
  8. Enjoy.

Scheduling My Weight Loss Surgery

The Infamous Bariatric Pre Op Plan

Now, everybody has heard about that “famous bariatric pre.op op diet”. Once you have completed our medical form and you have been accepted for surgery and you have your surgery date set, we will send you your specific pre.op diet.  Most pre.op diets last anywhere from 7 days to 21 days prior to surgery depending on your current BMI.  

We can’t stress enough how important it is to follow the pre.op diet. The pre.op diet is designed to shrink your liver because a large liver prevents your surgeon from visualizing certain anatomy during the procedure.  If the liver it too large, it then becomes unsafe to perform your Bariatric Surgery.

This short video describes “pre op diet” and what is involved.  Reach out to us with your questions.  It’s our job to provide you with the information which you require to make an educated decision.

Our bariatric pre.op diet consists of the following elements:

Protein shakes, sugar free beverages, soup broths of all different flavours, V8 and Vegetable juices, yogurt, cottage cheese, skim milk, sugar free popsicles, sugar free jello, and one daily serving of lean meat with vegetables.

This sounds simple but you need to be mentally prepared. We will help you prepare for this phase of your journey and be sure that you have all the information which you require.

We have over a decade facilitating bariatric procedures in Mexico.

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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

Much success in your journey.

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

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Carrot Ginger Creamy Soup

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Carrot Ginger Creamy Soup
Carrot Ginger Creamy Soup
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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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Begin by heating up a large skillet to medium high heat. Melt the coconut
  2. Add onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook until fragrant and onion is almost clear, about 5 minutes
  3. Add carrots and vegetable stock, bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook until carrots are nice and soft, about 25 minutes. Slowly stir in coconut milk (or coconut cream if using).
  5. With an immersion blender, blend soup until smooth. You can also use a regular blender and blend in batches. Add salt to taste. Serve hot!
Recipe Notes

By Masha Moron

Medications Post Bariatric Surgery

This is a question which all patients should ask as it could affect them after their weight loss surgery.

OTC and Prescription drugs can be absorbed differently after your bariatric surgery.  It really depends on the exact procedure that you had.  It’s important to be aware of this.  Right after your weight loss surgery, if you have had the lap band procedure, it will be recommended that you do not take pills as they could become trapped in your band.  There are different forms of medication such as liquid form or you can crush your pills.  If they pill tastes terrible, it can be taken with food at the same time.

VSG patients do not have to worry about the absorption of medications as it will have little to no change in the absorption post op.  Gastric Bypass patients and Duodenal Switch patients will have a more significant change in how your body absorbs medications after surgery and a higher dose of medications may be administered by your Dr. to counter-balance this.  You need to be vocal and let your Dr. know your worries and concerns.  All changes in your medications need to be discussed with your GP as this is not something you should be doing by yourself.

It is advised by most surgeons to avoid taking NSAIDS (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) after Gastric Bypass surgery as this can lead to stomach irritation and ulcers – and consuming these medications can lead to a Marginal Ulcer which can bleed or perforate.  These types of ulcers are repairable and not fatal but they can cause months of problems.  There are alternative medications which can be taken with less chances of complications.

Post surgery most patients will require an antacid prescribed for 4 to 6 weeks post op weight loss surgery.  If your surgeon prescribes this for you, please do take it.  It will help with healing and reduce the amount of acid with your tummy produces.

Check with your Surgeon to be sure of his/ her rules and regulations for medications before you have bariatric surgery in order to be well prepared posts operatively.

Bariatric Options:                                       Medical Form

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

Greek Omelet

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Greek Omelet
Greek Omelet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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people
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Saute onions and peppers in oil.
  2. Add tomatoes and olives.
  3. Beat eggs and egg whites together with 1/3 cup of water.
  4. Add to vegetable mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with dried or fresh basil.
  6. Cover and cook on medium to low heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  7. Add feta cheese and either continue to cook as is (until egg is set) or flip in half to form traditional omelette.

Exercise After Bariatric Surgery

Important for your Surgery Success.

After bariatric surgery you’re preparing for a new chapter in your life. A chapter that includes healthy eating choices and regular exercise, resulting in a new and improved you!

For the first couple weeks after surgery you should focus on your recovery before beginning your exercise routine. Once you feel up to it, you can begin with low impact exercises such as:

Walking  – Although it’s one of the simplest things you can do, it’s also one of the most effective ways to begin building up your stamina.  Slowly work yourself up until you can easily take a 30 minute walk.

By one month after surgery you should be able to start some more challenging exercises such as Cycling and Water aerobics.

At two months post op it’s time to hit the gym.  Strength training is essential to losing weight after bariatric surgery. At this stage you can begin strength training at least 3 times a week.

Taking responsibility post op. 

Start out slow.  This is a time to celebrate your healthy, new lifestyle. All of your hard work now will result in many more healthy and happier years to come.

You and only you have control over your own bariatric surgery destiny. Success with bariatric surgery depends on planning and hard work. The more you are involved and the more responsibility you take throughout the process, the better you can do. 

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

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 

How much protein post op ?

Once patients are newly operated, they begin to delve into the world of “post weight loss surgery” and all the rules that should be followed.  

One big, important issue is “How much protein? How can I get it? Where can I find it?”

The correct answer to this question is: 60 to 80 grams per day.  

Some patients require a bit more depending on the procedure they chose and their response to that specific surgery.

Protein should not be taken all in one setting.  It should be taken throughout the day in different doses orprotein post op healthy snacks or meals.  It’s not possible for our body to absorb all that protein in one sitting.  We can absorb about 25 to 30 grams in one sitting.   

Protein is a nutrient which will get us to feel fuller for a longer period of time. We should try to include our protein in every sitting so we are less likely to feel hungry throughout the day.

There are so many options to get your protein in.  You have meat, chicken, eggs, dairy products, and beans.  If you want to supplement to meet your protein needs, you can use protein shakes or bars. 

It’s a good idea to calculate your daily intake of protein to be sure you are not falling short.  As you are able to eat larger portions and you are able to tolerate more “normal foods”, it’s best to use real food and supplement less.

Protein is important because the body requires additional protein during the period of “rapid weight loss” to maintain muscle mass.  If you do not consume sufficient protein, your body will use the protein from your muscles and you will become frail.

Please eat your protein 😉 

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