Thank You Lucien – A young boy shares why I should watch “What the Health”

By | 2017-07-12T18:19:41+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

I have to thank Lucien who happens to be my best friends son. Lucien is 12 years old and an extremely intelligent young boy.  A few weekends ago we went on our annual family vacation at their family's farm and as we were all sitting around the porch relaxing a conversation about nutrition and my marathon [...]

From Obese to a Marathon Runner

By | 2017-07-11T01:16:16+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

June 22, 2017 marked a very important moment in my life. I got slapped with an AHA moment. When I was younger I was a big dreamer. I wanted to be an artist and a professional runner, instead I became a business women by profession.  My mother said I was crazy for wanting to be an [...]

Damned if you Do and Damned if you Don’t – A Day in a Life of a VSG

By | 2017-06-04T02:43:36+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , |

Is there such a thing as happiness Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if people were genuinely happy. Not pretending, just sincerely happy. I often wonder if people even know what happy truly is.  I have been on the search to understand happiness. The true individual meaning of happiness. I have nothing to complain [...]

Weight Loss Surgery Is Not A Shortcut- Highs & Lows Post VSG

By | 2017-05-05T13:52:38+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

The beginning of my weight loss surgery was tough. My mind suffered with my decision to follow through with my weight loss surgery and before I knew it I was on the liquid diet. I thought to myself  what did I get myself into? I blinked and my surgery day arrived. Losing the weight came off [...]

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 [...]