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Slider Foods

Slider Foods

Slider FoodsThe goal of weight loss surgery is to feel satisfied on a smaller portion of nutritious food than you would have prior to surgery. This reduction in food leads to a less calories being taken in, allowing the body to use some of its stored energy (fat) for...

The Pre-op Phase – How Important Is It?

The Pre-op Phase – How Important Is It?

The Pre-op Phase - How Important Is It?If you have a date booked for your weight loss surgery, then you might be starting to think about your pre-op diet phase, the very low calorie diet, or VLCD. This can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking time, but by being...

Chicken & Haloumi Salad with Spinach, Strawberries & Asparagus

Chicken & Haloumi Salad with Spinach, Strawberries & Asparagus

    Makes 4 small serves     Large handful of baby spinach leaves8 strawberries, quartered8 asparagus spears, trimmed and blanched 1⁄2 avocado, diced200g chicken tenderloins, grilled160g haloumi, sliced and grilled1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon olive oil...

Vitamins – why and what?

Vitamins – why and what?

There are a few key facts about choosing vitamin and mineral supplements after weight loss surgery that you need to know.

The Pre-op Phase – How Important Is It?

Weight Loss Woes

Weight Loss WoesWe commonly see weight loss surgery patients panic in the early stages following weight loss surgery. It may be in the first few weeks, or the first few months. A surgeon we work, Dr Justin Bessell, regularly says he is not particularly interested in...

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad

    Makes 4 small serves     50g dry rice noodles 1 cup chicken stock 200g chicken breast 1 cup Chinese cabbage, finely sliced 1 carrot, cut into match sticks 1 small red capsicum, finely sliced Handful fresh mint 1 tablespoon rice vinegar Juice of ½ a lime (cut other...

Need to ‘reset’?

Need to ‘reset’?

Need to 'Reset'?It can be extremely disheartening not losing the weight you thought you would after weight loss surgery, or even regaining weight. Unfortunately, evidence suggests that 15-25% of weight that has been lost can be regained. Therefore, the natural thing...

Eggs in Sauce

Eggs in Sauce

    Makes 4 small serves   1 teaspoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 cups tomato passata or tomato based pasta sauce 8 eggs Oregano, to taste Freshly ground black pepper   Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Add onions and garlic and sauté until...

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