Weight Management provides you with tools to help you achieve your weight loss. This includes recipes for healthy, satisfying foods to fuel your body.
Available at Weight Management are a variety of food supplements and protein products.
We also offer the Weight Management Clinic Cookbook, developed by the St. Vincent Physician Network-Weight Managment team. It is available for $10 at Weight Management. Click below to view some of the recipes from our cookbook:
Additional recipes are available at: http://www.medicinenet.com/recipes/article.htm
Protein Powder Facts
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 of the essential amino acids know as complete proteins. Protein powders are complete proteins. Because post-weight loss surgery patients have trouble absorbing nutrients, protein is even more important to us.
Protein powder is designed 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 though, 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.