Turn My Life Around: Michael’s Gastric Sleeve


The BeLiteWeight team is so overjoyed every time our prior patients send these inspirational and positive progress updates. A few weeks ago our team heard back from Michael, who in just 8 months almost looks like a completely new individual! Your progress is amazing… keep it up! Here is Michael's heart warming update in his own words: 

I have been overweight most of my adult life trying every diet and scam plan available. I decided to to have the surgery although I was very nervous about doing this in Mexico. After the initial shock or being overwhelmed from being in another country having this procedure done I relaxed and enjoyed the great care and treatment I received from all the staff. I have lost around 70 pounds and feel great and my friends and family say I …
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Gastric Sleeve & Bypass: Quick Facts


The exceptional medical benefits of the Gastric Sleeve and Bypass for the moderately overweight and obese have been shown through the lives of our patients time and time again! Here are some quick facts about each:

Vertical Gastric Sleeve Quick Facts:

1. The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, abbreviated VSG and commonly known as the Gastric Sleeve, is BeLiteWeight's most commonly chosen procedure and is both less physically invasive and generally less costly than the Roux-en-Y Bypass.

2. The VSG is a "restrictive" operation in which approximately 80 percent of the stomache is removed. This results in less amounts of food providing the satisfaction of being full.

3. The Gastric Sleeve is not "malabsorptive" and is a simpler operation compared with the Gastric Bypass. This is because the VSG does not …
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5 Low-Carb Dieting Mistakes


Middle of January is dieting season! As more and more eating regiments are being constructed for 2017 unfortunately many people are falsely informed regarding the benefits of lowering their carbs. The BeLiteWeight team has put together five simple pieces of advice to hopefully help others avoid the common pitfalls of low carb dieting. Now is the time to diet succesffully! 

1. Not Enough Fat

It is a very unfortunate myth that a low fat diet helps shed weight when in actuality fats are one of the most important parts of your diet because they make you feel full without packing on the weight!

 

2. Not Enough Vegetables

It is far too easy to neglect eating vegetables however they are your bodies most …
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Health, Confidence, Happiness: Debi’s Gastric Sleeve


Over the holidays BeLiteWeight received some touching words and a few photos from one of our Gastric Sleeve patients Debi. Our team is truly honored to share her heart warming story with you!

Appreciate you all and the great job your team does for those of us that needed the help and benefits I feel regaining so much back like my health, confidence, and overall happiness.  Doing great about 15 or 20 lbs away from my goal of 175lbs.  Best decision I ever made.  Refer alot of people to yall. 

For more stories and weight loss tips come check out our Blog! To learn more about the Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss options call BeLiteWeight now!

How to Start Working Out: First Steps


      Happy new years from the BeLiteWeight team! As we begin the new year many of us are contemplating a shift in our lifestyles towards a more healthy and active balance but don't even know where to begin. Our team is here to help! Here are four very important tips to remember that will hopefully help push you through those first few weeks!

Choose Your Motivation First

     The first thing you need to do is ask yourself why you want to make this lifestyle change. For most people this is as simple as wanting to lose weight and be a healthy functioning person. Once this reason is clear to you don't lose your focus! If you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel how are you going to get …
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Four Forgivable Holiday Desserts


 

As the days turn in to heart of the holiday season BeLiteWeight wants you to be prepared to eat well but not over indulge on the wrong foods and harm your body. Here are four delicious desserts for you to share with your friends and family that are all low carb and completely (somewhat) forgivable!

 

Pumpkin Delight

(Picture & Recipe Credit:http://www.briana-thomas.com/pumpkin-delight/)

This Pumpkin Delight recipe is so creamy and light that you will hardly feel it coming down. But don't worry it is flavorful enough that you won't need much!

Deep Dish Caramel Apple Pie

(Picture & Recipe Credit: http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2016/02/deep-dish-caramel-apple-pie.html#.VrteD_nhCM8

One of the best desserts out there is this Caramel Apple Deep Dish Pie & …
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Tammy’s 8 Month Sleeve Surg-iversary!


 

Just the other day BeLiteWeight received a picture and a few words from one of our beloved patients Tammy that truly captured the goal of what we aim to do here.  

Tomorrow is my 8 month surg-iversary! Everything is going great, I couldn’t be happier!

The decision to undergo a surgical weight loss was so profoundly life-changing for Tammy that she likened her surgery to a marriage anniversary. She is just too funny! BeLiteWeight could not be happier for her either!

 

 

Come check out our Blog for more weight loss stories and tips! And to learn about the Gastric Sleeve and other surgical weight loss options call BeLiteWeight today!

Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Bread Recipe


This low-carb and gluten-free bread has a nutty flavor and texture like whole grain bread. It's simple to make and does not crumble when you slice it thin.

Just remember use a small loaf pan. If you use a large loaf pan (or if you try to double the batch), you will end up with it being raw in the middle.

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups almond flour 2 tablespoons coconut flour ¼ cup flaxmeal ¼ cup hemp hearts ¼ cup chia seeds ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

*If you do not have hemp hearts or chia seeds then use 2 cups of almond flour instead

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Grease a …
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Second Chance at Life: Nicole’s Gastric Sleeve


Just over seven months ago one of our patients Nicole made the life changing decision to undergo bariatric weight loss surgery. She could not be more happy and we could not be more proud! This post contains her before and after photo, a link to her testimonial page, and a short little paragraph from Nicole herself. Keep up the great work you look amazing Nicole!

 

"It has been almost 7 months since I had the gastric sleeve done in mexico at Star medical hospital .  I set out on this journey on April the 22nd. I was nervous and excited all at the same time. I had several friends who had gone before me so I knew …
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Get to Know Dr. Elmo Aramburo!


BeLiteWeight wants to give a special thank you to one of our top skilled and highly beloved surgeons, Dr. Elmo Aramburo. For more than a decade Dr. Elmo has been working with Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal and partnered with BeLiteWeight. He has a young son Elmo Jr. who he loves to spend his time off with. He enjoys skiing, fishing, and inviting family and friends for backyard barbeques.

He is well known for his exceptional bedside manner and ability to help walk patients through the bariatric surgery process. A couple of friends that had surgery together over two years ago with Dr. Elmo,  Brandy and Danielle, recently updated us with their photos and expressed the following about care received with him and the hospital. Here is a little quote from their testimonial page and some of their before and …
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