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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...

Sweet Corn, Bean & Feta Salad with Zucchini Ribbons

Sweet Corn, Bean & Feta Salad with Zucchini Ribbons

    Makes 4 small serves   2 tablespoons Italian white vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon Dijon mustardFresh thyme to taste1⁄2 cup sweet corn kernels, drained1 cup four bean mix, drainedHandful of green beans, sliced1 small zucchini, peeled into ribbons using a...

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.

How to Select Cow’s Milk Alternatives

How to Select Cow’s Milk Alternatives

A good quality milk alternative should be a significant source of both protein and calcium. The issue with many milk alternatives is that they are low in both of these. Some options can also have excess added sugars, so it is important to look out for this too. To...

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...

Banana Pikelets

Banana Pikelets

    Makes 4 small serves (4 mini pikelets per serve)   1 banana, mashed4 eggs, whisked1 teaspoon vanilla essenceCinnamon to taste2 tablespoons wholemeal self-raising flour2 tablespoons good quality protein powder2 teaspoons olive oil400g Greek yoghurt1 apple, grated...

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