A Bariatric Experience, To Be Or Not To Be Skinny

By | 2017-04-08T00:20:21+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

What am I expecting after weight loss surgery Many patients may think they will come out of surgery looking different. At least this is what I thought. I weighed myself everyday during the liquid diet period. I had lost 20 pounds in 14 days just on the liquid diet. The liquid diet was the toughest part [...]

Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato, Eggplant & Basil

By | 2017-04-06T01:32:14+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Cookbook|Tags: , , |

Ingredients: ACTIVE: 15 min / TOTAL: 15-40 min/ SERVES: 4 4 tblsp - Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 1 Baby Eggplant, halved Kosher Salt 1 tblsp - Pine Nuts 4 Thin Chicken Cutlets (1lb total) Freshly Ground Pepper Bread Crumbs, for dredging (flavored is optional) 3 Cloves Garlic, sliced 1/4 cup - Sun-Dried Tomatoes , chopped 1/4 cup [...]

Meet Ana founder of HealthyPhat

By | 2017-04-04T00:35:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , |

I have been SLEEVED! Introduction I am Ana and I am forty four years young from Chicago, IL. I have been SLEEVED! Yes I took my first steps of action to take control of my life in 2016. I had been morbidly obese my entire adult life since my first born child, who is now twenty-four [...]

Red Posole – Slow Cooker

By | 2017-03-31T01:07:44+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Cookbook|Tags: , , |

This easy-to-prep Mexican-style soup is packed with with flavor and comforting ingrediants Prep: 20 Minutes Slow Cook: 8 hours (low) or 4 hours (High) Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes (can substitute for chicken) 2 15-ounce cans hominy, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped onions 1 4-ounce can diced green chiles, [...]

3 WAYS TO AVOID WEIGHT GAIN POST BARIATRIC SURGERY

By | 2017-03-30T22:35:09+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Facts|

The following are some facts and tips on how to maintain your weight loss. Realign yourself if there has been some type of weight gain during your weight loss journey. AVERAGE WEIGHT REGAIN About half of all patients regain weight after two years Average regain is about eight percent after reaching lowest point Total ten year [...]

Diet or Fad Diets

By | 2017-03-28T18:46:14+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: AHA|Tags: , , , , , |

How many diets have you tried? What is a diet? A particular selection of food, especially as designed or prescribed to improve a person's physical condition or to prevent or treat a disease: a diet low in sugar. What is a fad diet? A fad diet is a diet that promises quick weight loss through what is usually [...]

Bariatric surgery and family support

By | 2017-03-28T14:20:54+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Your decision to save your life with bariatric surgery "Saving my life is what matters to me." This is how some people may start their weight loss surgery. Most bariatric surgery candidates start considering weight loss surgery when they have hit rock bottom with their health and weight. Most will have the "AHA" moment and opt [...]

Food addiction and bariatric patients

By | 2017-03-30T22:56:34+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: Facts, Uncategorized|

What is food addition What is food addiction? Is food considered a real addiction? The answer is yes. Food addiction is very much a real disorder.  Here is the definition of food addictions: Scientifically, food addiction is a cluster of chemical dependencies on specific foods or food in general; after the ingestion of high palatable foods such as sugar, excess fat and/or salt the [...]

Battling your mind over food

By | 2017-03-20T04:06:04+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Are you really hungry? Mind over matter Mind over matter is extremely difficult; a daily challenge. Taste buds have changed and foods once lusted over now taste terrible. A new sensation occurs during weight loss surgery; taste buds become hyper sensitive and may be a side affect from the surgery and one's body changing constantly. Eating [...]