How To Fight The Craving For Sweets


Cravings for sweets can come at any time. Usually the symptom is a simple drop in blood glucose levels, however if the sudden craving for a sweet snack appears too frequently it could be a sign of sugar addiction leading to serious metabolic diseases. Today we’re going to share with you some clever tricks how to naturally reduce your craving for sweet snacks.

  • One of the most important rules is to drink water REGULARLY. Make sure to have the right amount of it in your diet. Water will help your body regulate the hunger and satisfaction center in the brain.
  • Learn to use healthy substitutes. Once in a while, a piece of dark chocolate or dried figs instead of a milkshake or fruit cake will certainly not hurt you. Consumed once in a while, natural delights will satisfy your sweet desire. In addition. Those snacks are not full of empty calories. A square of dark chocolate is rich in magnesium, potassium and iron.
  • Wash your teeth… that’s right you read this right 😉 It really helps. However crazy it sounds, a fresh mouth makes us not want to destroy the feeling, so … we do not eat as much with fresh breath.
  • Carefully read the labels of the products you buy. Sugar is also added in various hidden forms. Sucrose, fructose, sodium glutamate are also enemies of our healthy diet. Also, be careful with xylitol, mannitol and erythritol, which are healthy sugar substitutes. We advise you to reach for pure natural monk fruit – considered to be the healthiest alternative.
  • Start using a simple trick – if you want a sweet cookie or a candy bar, first reach for water and a vegetable like carrots and celery.
  • The scent of vanilla also suppresses the feeling of hunger. If you don’t like its taste in food, buy vanilla oil and spray it over in your home.
  • If you are a coffee fan, we have good news for you. A cup of coffee will surely help you when you suddenly feel like something sweet.
  • Do not keep sweets within vision. Keep them hidden or take them out of the house at all.
  • Finally: Don’t give up.
    It may seem impossible to cut sugar, but as time goes on your taste buds will adapt to this new eating style.

For more information about Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

I Feel Like Myself Again – Charles 4.5 Months After RNY Bypass


Hello everybody, the spring season has just begun! 🙂 Many off you can already see the first signs of this exciting season. So much light, freshness and happiness is in the air… As such, it only makes sense that we talk about positive things. So today we would like to show you another update letter from one of our newer patients who says he feels really great! Charles writes that he feels himself again. Isn’t that great? But this is not the end of good news. Charles also writes that by losing weight, his dose of medication is now minimal and his glucose levels are safe. Here is Charles letter:

100 pounds less! I wish I had not waited so long to have my surgery. I spent so much time in pain and misery because of my worries about going to Mexico. I feel so much better and more like myself again. Please let everyone there know how much I appreciate everything. And a special “thank you” to you!! I’m so glad you helped me decide to go with the bypass verses the sleeve. I’m now off of most of my medications and I’m on lower doses of the ones I still need. Also, I was taking 60 units of insulin twice a day along with meal-time insulin which I’m now completely off of with glucose levels back to normal!! I guess if there is a drawback it’s that I now need to buy new clothes because the ones I have are literally falling off/down. LOL. I’m totally good with that!!! Thanks again to you and everyone else at BeLiteWeight!!! Cheers!

Perhaps also many of you are still faced with the decision about weight loss surgery. Six months ago Charles was exactly in the same position. Today he is grateful that he took this brave step and decide to have surgery. If you still have doubts or more questions, don’t wait for tomorrow, call us now 🙂 Maybe this small moment will change your life.

For more information about Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Easy Low Carb Buns- Perfect For Your Breakfast


Buns are with us in our diet invariably. As children a handful of rolls could satisfy our hunger. We eat sandwiches for lunch, rolls for breakfast, and every burger has a bun. It is a convenient and tasty product. However, it is generally quite caloric.

Today we would like to show you that you don’t have to give up on tasty buns at all. We have a great & healthy recipe for your favorite roll. Also, the best thing is that 25 minutes will be totally enough and you can enjoy taste this really delicious and wholesome buns right now.

The recipe prepares about 4 small or 3 bigger buns

Wet Ingredients :

  • 1 egg (important to rest at room temperature)
  • 3 egg whites, also at room temperature
  • ¼ cup hot water

Dry Ingredients :

  • 1/4 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    seeds for topping (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, I recommend the – ‘Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend’ from Trader Joes.

Steps :

  • Preheat the oven to 356 Fahrenheit.
  • First mix all your dry ingredients. Then put all ingredients (dry and wet) into a food processor and mix until smooth. Don’t over-mix the dough though 😉
  • Let mixture sit for a while ( 5 min)
  • Separate the dough into 3 or 4 equal portions and form buns.
  • Place the buns on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with seeds of choice and bake for around 25 minutes.

Enjoy your healthy delicious buns 🙂

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Pleasantly Surprised – Jessie 12 Days After Bypass


In this post, we would like to introduce one of our patients, Jessie. She had her Sleeve to Bypass revision with our team and sent over this video to answer some questions she felt would be helpful for you. She also gave some thoughts about her overall experience.


If you still have more questions. Please call now.

Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Parmesan-Avocado Chips Perfect For A Party


Why wait to start the healthy new year on January 1? Let’s start today on New Year’s Eve! Here is an idea for… chips! 😀 Which all of us love so much!

Our chips are healthy, simple and quick to make so they are also perfect as a last minute snack before the party! The main ingredient is… avocado… once again… but it is one of our favorite vegetables Avocados give you a wide range of possibilities to prepare for all kinds of wonderful culinary delights. Last time you had something sweet with the Christmas muffins so today lets try something salty like Parmesan avocado chips.  Sounds great right?

& Let’s start before the final stroke of midnight 😉

Ingredients: (for about 12 chips)

1 large avocado

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Half cup Parmesan cheese

Half teaspoon garlic powder

Half teaspoon onion powder

Half teaspoon Italian herb

Salt, pepper

You can also try adding oregano or your other favorite spices

Preparation :

Preheat oven to 360 degrees

Blend all ingredients in a blender

Use silicone baking mat (you can use baking paper)

Apply a tablespoon of mix and spread it lightly  and use your hand to shape the chips

Bake all for about 20 minutes until crispy (Check every few minutes to see if your crisps are thin. It may take shorter or longer depending on how thick).

After baking let them cool down for at least 5 to 10 minutes.

Now that these healthy and deliciuos chips are ready for consumption we hope they will be a pleasant addition to the end of 2020.

Happy and healthy New Year 😊

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Full Harmony – Half Weight


Simply having a messy apartment can make it much more difficult to keep to a diet. Disorder itself causes stress, which can easily lead to worse food choices and more snacking throughout the day. Our food choices are more likely to receive lower-quality meals when we are anxious.

But order in the apartment is not enough. To make our diet more effective it is also very important to maintain a clean mind with internal peace and harmony.  Soul order is a very important element in the weight loss process.

Emotions often drive overeating and the end result is often the same. The happiness of eating is temporary and the emotions return. Afterwards there is the additional burden of guilt for setting stepping back from the intended weight-loss goal. This often starts the unhealthy cycle all over again with emotions triggering overeating.

So when negative emotions threaten to trigger emotional eating, here are some steps you can use to control your cravings.

YOU Time. Try to relax

For example, listen to your favorite music or do some yoga and stretching

Have a hunger reality check.

Is your hunger physical or emotional? If you ate just a few hours ago and don’t have a rumbling stomach, you’re probably not hungry. Give the craving time to pass.

Get support.

You’re more likely to give in to emotional eating if you lack a good supportive network. Lean on family and friends or consider joining a social group.

Fight boredom. 

Instead of snacking when you’re not hungry, distract yourself and substitute a healthier behavior. Take a walk, watch a movie, play with your dog, read etc.

Hopefully some of you are now surprised to understand how keeping order can help us with our weight goals. Now after reading this article we hope it will be easier for you to motivate yourself, starting from the inside 🙂

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Tricks for Reducing Food Portions


There are many tricks used by restaurants, supermarkets and advertising specialists to manipulate us that we can turn to our advantage. Here are some ways to help you cut down your portions and help keep you losing weight.

1 Out of sight, out of mind.

Hide sweet and salty snacks somwhere that is harder for you to reach. Also, do not leave kitchenware for quick cooking, such as a toaster or cutting board, on the kitchen counter. Keeping cookies within reach and within your sight will increase snacking and will not allow you to focus on preparing your healthy dinner.

2. Smaller plate is a key

Smaller plates can cut your servings by almost a third. A tall and narrow glass will do the same it will allow you to drink for example less wine Thanks to this, you will reduce the amount of calories consumed.

3. Cook and eat at home!

You will eat fewer calories and snacks throughout the day if you prepare your meals at home. Going to restaurants frequently or eating out quickly can increase the amount of calories you eat. Your brain relaxes in a restaurant and it is very easy to stop controlling what you decide to put on your plate.

4. Avoid the TV while eating

It has long been known that while watching TV we automatically tend to eat more. The more exciting a program you turn on, the greater the risk that you will eat a really large portion. If you decide to eat in front of the TV, measur your consumption and try to use healthy snacks!

5. Don’t be afraid of your bathroom scale

Check your body weight weekly can help you to lose pounds.

6. Take care of your mood

Remember that the more you laugh and the better mood you have, the less wrong culinary choices you will make. We are much more indulgent with high-calorie foods when we are tired or stressed.

7. Never shopping hungry

I think we have all probably made this mistake and purchased a lot of tasty things that we regretted afterwards.

8. A clean house will help

Take care about your home and workplace, it will probably be much easier for you to cope with everyday temptations. More about this in the next article 😉

We really hope that our tricks will help you keep your body and mind healthy. If you have some other ideas about how to help yourself on your weight loss journey please be sure to share them with us!

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Exciting Journey : Anais 13 Months After Gastric Sleeve


Wight Loss surgery before and after

Anais’s story is short but in her own words exciting. The latest BeLiteWeight update shows how going through weight loss surgery can lead to changes in new healthy habits for not only our patients but their families as well.

After witnessing Anais’ commitment to a healthier lifestyle her husband decided to make some changes as well. Here is what Anais wrote to us:

It’s been a journey. I lost from like 172 to I’m down to 120.I’m so happy with the weight loss. My face is clear. My activity level is so high and working out at the gym consistently. My husband has been super supportive and lost 20 pounds himself and lost enough to join the Navy. We are so excited!

Doesn’t she look beautiful in her wedding dress?  🙂  We congratulate you on this wonderful accomplishment and wish the best of luck for both of you in your new lives together !

For more information on Gastric Weight Loss Surgery and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

If you have any updates of your weight loss achievements that you would like shared please send them to jamie@beliteweight.com.

Vitamins – Effective Against Disease


How sick we get when we catch different infections depends on everyone’s immune system. We each have a very complicated system of defense that is regulated on many levels.

Due to aging or the course of chronic diseases the efficiency of the immune system decreases. That is why certain groups of patients are particularly vulnerable to disease and suffer from more severe infections of any kind.

All of us have compromised our immune system in the past and we are not able to rebuild it overnight. Therefore, at this particular time we must pay attention to what we can do to best support it.

Diet, lifestyle, and the ability to deal with stress are the most crucial tools at our disposal to prevent severe complications due to viral infections. If we properly manage each of these things it will improve our chances of recovery.

Vitamins C and D have been recognized as potential preventative tactics for severe infections. Simply taking these vitamins has the potential to save thousands of lives. Patients who are seriously struggling with the coronavirus at New York State’s largest hospital receive 1,500 mg of vitamin C three to four times a day.

Vitamin C in very high doses may even act as an antiviral drug, potentially killing different viruses. The Journal of the American Medical Association found that having a Vitamin D deficiency increases your risk of testing positive for coronavirus by nearly 80 percent.

Vitamin D also enhances immune function and allows the host organism to fight the viruses more effectively. Vitamin D also inhibits inflammatory processes which have been known to target vital organs.

But that’s not all, other vitamins also have hidden powers that you may not know about. For example Vitamin B1 also improves immune function, can reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes, and can help maintain healthy blood oxygen levels.

Vitamin B3 and B5 help to fight inflammation and also improves the mental state and condition of our brain. Vitamin B9 aids enzyme production which is vital in fighting off bacterial or viral infections.

We all should make sure we are getting enough of these vitamins and keep in our minds how important they are in preventing any possible fight with infection and viruses.

For weight loss surgery patients it is recommended to use patch vitamins, chewables, or liquids and are preferred over the pill form alternatives.

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Keith & Camilla 2 Years Wight Loss Success


Keith & Camilla had their metabolic mini gastric bypass surgeries 2 years ago on the same date. Diabetes is now in remission and they are doing great… Pictures speak a thousand words.

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