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Middle Eastern Lamb

Middle Eastern Lamb

Makes 4 cups 2 teaspoons oil 1 onion, sliced 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 400g lamb, trimmed of fat, diced 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon rind, finely grated 1 cup salt reduced beef stock 400g no added salt, chopped tinned...

Satisfied versus Full – How Do You Know?

Satisfied versus Full – How Do You Know?

Prior to having weight loss surgery, our clients talk about wanting to ‘feel full’ after eating. It may surprise you that eating until full should not be your goal after weight loss surgery. But isn’t that why you would have surgery, to feel full after eating less...

Asparagus and Cauliflower Salad 

Asparagus and Cauliflower Salad 

Prior to weight loss surgery, many surgeons will ask you to follow a meal replacement program to help shrink the size of your liver. It makes the surgery easier for them, hence safer for you. For some time, Optifast has been one of the most common meal replacements...

Book Review: Get Back On Track After Your Weight Loss Surgery

Book Review: Get Back On Track After Your Weight Loss Surgery

We have heard it so many times before. "If only they had operated on my brain at the same time they were operating on my stomach!" A lot can be said about the 'head battles' after weight loss surgery and as dietitians, we are well aware this is not something we are...

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

The perfect, prepare ahead side dish that is oh so good! I use these super sweet tomatoes as a delicious addition to salads, as a cracker topper with ricotta or cottage cheese or even stirred through some pasta. You don’t need to stress about exact cooking times or...

Do We REALLY Need to Talk About Chewing, AGAIN?

Do We REALLY Need to Talk About Chewing, AGAIN?

Are you comfortable when you eat? By comfortable, we mean free of any pain or discomfort. Most people will need to alter how they eat to eat all foods comfortably after surgery. Most of us eat too quickly, take big bites, don’t chew enough – the list goes on. If you...

Mixed Vegetable Soup

Mixed Vegetable Soup

This recipe is great when preparing for surgery and following a Very Low Energy Diet (VLED) or Meal Replacement Program. Based on low energy vegetables (or 'free vegetables') it can be used as a meal or snack in addition to your meal replacement product to help fill...

How to Pack a Weight Loss Surgery Friendly Lunch

How to Pack a Weight Loss Surgery Friendly Lunch

Mornings are typically a hectic time in most households. The snooze button on the alarm is tempting and time seems to slip away with all jobs to do before you head off to work. Too often, thinking ahead and planning a good lunch is not part of the busy morning...

Overnight Oats with Berries and Greek Yoghurt

Overnight Oats with Berries and Greek Yoghurt

Makes 4 serves ½ cup oats 3 tablespoons of whey protein isolate powder (we stock our favourite in our online store) 1 grated apple 1 cup milk ½ cup water 1 tablespoon chia seeds 4 tablespoons almond meal ½ teaspoon cinnamon Combine ingredients and divide between four...

Getting Started with Weight Loss Surgery Course

Getting Started with Weight Loss Surgery Course

Are you about to embark on the weight loss surgery journey and can feel the nerves setting in? Does the thought of the pre surgery diet make you feel sick, before you have even started? Do you wonder what is really reasonable to expect after weight loss...

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