At St. Vincent Healthcare-Weight Management, we provide you with the tools you need to make your weight loss a long-term reality. We are your partners in the kitchen and around town, helping you prepare delicious, healthy meals at home and how to make healthy decisions about what to eat when you’re on the go.
We’ve compiled a collection of our favorite, easy-to-make recipes for healthy foods that satisfy your taste buds and fuel your active body right here on our website. They come from the Weight Management Clinic Cookbook, which our team of physicians and nurses developed with you in mind. It’s available at our office for $10. Click below to view some of the recipes from our cookbook or find additional recipes at http://www.medicinenet.com/recipes/article.htm
The Skinny on Protein Powder
Protein is an important nutrient needed by everyone on a daily basis. Protein is made up of essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the building blocks for healthy bodies. While your body can make non-essential amino acids from other amino acids, it cannot make essential amino acids. The only way you can get them is by eating high-quality protein foods, containing all the essential amino acids, known as complete proteins. Protein powders are complete proteins. Because post-weight loss surgery patients have trouble absorbing nutrients, protein is even more vital.
Protein powder is intended to be consumed every day as a dietary supplement. Starting your day with a boost of protein can stabilize your blood sugar levels throughout the day and give you the nutritional benefits that are required by your new lifestyle. Remember, the protein powders are to be utilized as a supplement to your protein intake, not to take the place of a lean, protein-rich meal. You can purchase a variety of food supplements and protein products directly from our office.