Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Bread Recipe


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 small loaf pan.

Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, flaxmeal, hemp hearts, chia seeds,  salt & baking soda in a medium bowl until well blended. Add the eggs and applel cider vinegar, mix until all the dry ingredients are moistened.

Put into small loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool in the pan for at least 2 hours prior to slicing. ENJOY!


Here's a full video on how to make it from start to finish:

 

Potential Trigger Foods After Weight Loss Surgery


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After having weight loss surgery the digestive system of the body is altered and its response to the same food you have always eaten may change. Although each surgery is unique, and each body responds to different foods in their own way, these are the certain foods groups that BeLiteWeight recommends caution. Feel free to try each of them out and test them, but be careful! Don't eat too much or too fast, and always remember to chew thoroughly! 

 

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Bread can expand when in contact with different liquids and chemicals in your stomache. You may want to forgo the bread basket when eating out. Save room for your meal! 

 

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Apple skins are hard to fully chew potentially causing problems with the stomaches digestion and issues smoothly going down.

 

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It is very easy for chicken to be too dry! Make sure your chicken is very moist, maybe with a sauce, and be sure to be chew it thoroughly. 

 

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As with bread,  pasta can easily absorb liquids and expand. It is also easy to take too big of a bite which can cause the uncomfortable "stuck" feeling. 

 

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These are the worst possible food after weight loss surgery! Sugary liquids sneak their way down to your stomache without much discomfort and quickly start packing on weight!

 

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Much like bread and pasta rice can expand a lot. Just be careful and don't eat too much or too fast!

 

Many of these foods are high in carbohydrates which takes up room in your stomache causing you to not be able to eat the protein rich foods that you need for your hair, muscles, and bodily functions. Focus on your protein first and then just a couple of bites of carbs.

 

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Five Superfoods & Supplements


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With the rise of agricultural and technological advances humanity can now easily extract the best foods, vitamins, and supplements this planet can offer. BeLiteWeight highly recommends taking advantage of this opportunity with the five products below. You WILL feel a difference!

#1 – Omega 3’s
weight losss surgery before after tips sugar carbs Omega 3 Are considered essential fatty acids because the body cannot produce them on their own and must be absorbed through our food. Omega 3's are anti inflammatory and reduce the chances of heart and brain disease, hypertension, depression, joint pain and more!

#2 – Lentils

weight losss surgery before after tips sugar carbs Lentils are one of the greatest sources of protein with 18 grams and only 1 gram of fat in a one cup serving. They are also packed with 16 grams of fiber to keep you full too!

#3 – Green Tea

weight losss surgery before after tips sugar carbs Green tea is a powerful tool for weight loss! The antioxidants in green tea are able to increase the metabolism and reduce insulin spikes by regulating glucose levels.

#4 – Pistachios

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Pistachios fight for your heart! They are full of antioxidants which are especially effective for those with high cholesterol. Pistachios also lower the levels of harmful lipids and lipoproteins which decreases the risk of heart disease!

#5 – Spirulina

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Spirulina is a blue-green algae remarkable for its powerful neutralizing of harmful chemicals, heavy metals, and toxins. It has even been proven to curb hunger when consumed in the morning or afternoon!

For more weight loss & nutrition tips and more come check out our Blog! To learn about the Gastric Bypass and how weight loss surgery may change your life call BeLiteWeight today!

Cites to Info

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/11-benefits-of-green-tea-that-you-didnt-know-about.html

http://news.psu.edu/story/167129/2010/05/20/research/pistachios-offer-multiple-health-benefits

https://draxe.com/spirulina-benefits/

http://articles.mercola.com/omega-3.aspx

http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/fit-food-the-benefits-of-lentils

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/good-fat-bad-fat-facts-about-omega-3#1

http://www.epax.com/pages/11-quick-facts

 

 

 

Diabetic Approved High Protein Recipes


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Pesto Chicken Kabobs

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-Photo and Recipe Cred http://www.diabetes.org/mfa-recipes/recipes/2016-07-pesto-chicken-kabobs.html

High Protein Egg Pizza

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Steak With Roasted Tomatoes & Scallions

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Shrimp and Fennel Risotto

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More Nuts In Your Meals: 4 Tasty Recipes


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Stay healthy this summer with these new great recipes that give your body the wonderful gifts of nuts. These recipes are all fantastic and will help your weight loss by making you feel full and nourished with proper vitamins!

Almond Lemon Fish With Spinach

Almonds are great for your heart! This recipe goes well with almost all kinds of fish!

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/almond_lemon_fish_with_spinach.html

Paleo Spiced Nuts

The paleo diet is gaining in popularity and it doesn't have to be bland!

https://elanaspantry.com/paleo-spiced-nuts/

Macademia Crusted Halibut

This Macademia nut Halibut dish has mono-unsaturated fats and protein!

http://arismenu.com/macadamia-crusted-halibut/

Pecan Almond Butter

Pecans & Almonds blend really well and help with weight loss by helping you feel full too!

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/pecan_almond_butter.html

 

For more weight loss recipes and tips come check out our blog! To learn more about surgical weight loss options call BeLiteWeight today!

 

 

Nuts for Nuts: Weight Loss & Health Benefits


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When utilized properly nuts are an excellent source of high protein, nutrient dense, & low carbohydrate fuel for your body. Most nuts contain heart healthy omega-3 fats along with other specific life enhancing nutrients. However, not all nuts in the grocery store are the same!

Nut Rule #1: Minimize Carbs
The most important rule to follow when eating nuts as a weight loss tool minimize your carbohydrate intake. A lot of nut butters and trail mix come loaded with sweeteners and chocolate. Make sure to avoid these and your body will begin to rely on your body fat as energy. Don’t worry though, the healthy fat from nuts will keep you from feeling starved!

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Health Benefits from Different Nuts
    Almonds – Almonds are packed with Calcium and Vitamin E and their skins are full of flavonoids! They are also the lowest calorie nut per ounce at only 160!
    Macademia Nuts – Although high in fat, macademias contain mono-unsaturated fat which are actually essential and healthy. They are also full of fiber and other minerals, but they do go rancid quickly!
    Pecans – Great for the heart, pecans contain oleic avid (the healthy fat known from avocados) and plant sterols which are both known to prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol.
    Pistachio’s – Uniquely important for its vitamin B6, and the antioxidants Lutein and zeaxanthin, pistachios are also full of potassium and fiber which help you feel full!
    Cashews – Important for vegetarians, cashews contain important minerals like zinc and iron and are also jam packed with quality protein.
    Walnuts – Walnuts, like Pecans, are also especially healthy for their contribution to your heart because of a specific acid. Walnuts contain alpha linoleic acid, ALA, which reduces inflammation and oxidation in the arteries!

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Links to Info:

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20585485,00.html/view-all
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-nuts
http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20585485,00.html/view-all
http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20585485,00.html#best-nuts-for-your-heart-0

 

Favorite Four Power Smoothies


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It’s getting hotter and hotter! Can’t believe we are already a few days in to May. To help keep you cool, BeLiteWeight gathered our favorite four smoothie recipes for you to enjoy! Each one is packed with unique healthy nutrients and can be supplemented with your favorite protein powder for maximum nutrition.

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Photo: http://www.driscolls.com/recipes/view/10141/Blueberry-Peach-Smoothie-with-Flaxseeds

Blue-Berry Peach With Flaxseeds

Blueberries are one of the worlds most nutrient dense foods. Classified as a superfood, their proven benefits are insane. Research is developing which suggests the anthocyanins in blueberries can even produce anti-diabetic effects! Flaxseeds are full of omega-3s and fiber to make you feel full too. With this tasty recipe, there is no reason not to build blueberries in to your diet!

Recipe Credits Go To: http://www.driscolls.com/recipes/view/10141/Blueberry-Peach-Smoothie-with-Flaxseeds

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Healthy Cocoa Banana Peanut Butter

Not all chocolate is bad! In fact, pure cocoa powder is so packed with antioxidants that is considered a superfood by nutritionists as well! While you shoudln’t go to the grocery store and pick out any chocolate you find if you choose the right powders and use this recipe you can create a delicacy which is both tasty and healthy!

Recipe Credits Go To: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/244224/healthy-cocoa-banana-pb-smoothie/

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Kale & Pineapple Blend

We already went over the crazy amount of kale’s health benefits last week, but did you know Pineapple fruit has powerful anti-inflammatory and immuninty benefits? Pineapple contains large amounts of Bromelain and Vitamin-C and with this recipe can be mixed with Kale in a smoothie so deliciously.  

Recipe Credits Go To: http://www.wellplated.com/kale-pineapple-smoothie/

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Photo: http://thealmondeater.com/2014/08/raspberry-orange-smoothie/

Raspberry-Orange Smoothie

Our last recipe is too good to pass up. The creamy yet tart punch of this raspberry-orange is the perfect ‘pick me up’ on a hot day. But it is still packed with nutrient power! Rasberries contain high amounts of ellagic acid which has been shown to be both anti-inflammatory and slows the growth and development of cancer!

Recipe Credits Go To: http://thealmondeater.com/2014/08/raspberry-orange-smoothie/

 

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Cites to Info

https://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-blueberries/

www.livestrong.com/article/331715-cocoa-powder-health-benefits/

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=34

http://jonbarron.org/article/truth-about-ellagic-acid-and-red-raspberries#.VyfGg0d5N8E

 

Choices: Five Healthy Dinners For Summer!


low carb dinner choices weight loss before after vsg gastric surgery One of the most daunting tasks while trying to lose weight is simply to figure out what to have for dinner.  All the various diet options available is often too confusing and even overwhelming at times. Nevertheless, when trying to slim down, low calorie dinners are absolutely essential.

This week we present to you 5 dinner recipes that are not just skinny but delicious, filling and most importantly healthy!

1. Chicken With White Beans and Tomatoes

This super awesome chicken recipe is not just easy to cook but is also fully loaded with lean proteins. White Beans, tomato and thyme infuse just the right aroma and flavor to the dish!

Check the recipe at http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/chicken-with-white-beans-and-tomatoes

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2. Pomegranate Chicken with Almond Couscous

Try out this sweet, spicy and tangy chicken for dinner! It is full of proteins but savory with richness of almond. Not just filling but tasty too!

Try the recipe at: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/pomegranate-chicken-almond-couscous

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3. Loaded Spinach Salad  

This colorful salad is rich in proteins and antioxidants. Eggs impart necessary proteins while spinach enriches the salad with its powerful nutrients and vitamins.

Check the recipe at: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/loaded_spinach_salad.html

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*Photo Credit to www.eatingwell.com

4. Loaded Spaghetti

This is not only a tempting looking dish but delicious as well. The peas and bell pepper are not just colourful but tasty and rich in antioxidants too.

Whole wheat spaghetti is a great healthy carbohydrate option!

Try the recipe at : http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/healthy-dinner-recipes/loaded-spaghetti

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*Photo Credit to www.womenshealthmag.com

5. Summer Farrotto

Farro is an italian grain that is nutty in flavor but packed with nutrients like magnesium, b vitamins, niacin, zinc, protein, and fiber. What a delicious power food!

Try this recipe at: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/healthy-dinner-recipes/summer-farrotto

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

Breakfast’s Galore: 5 Ways To Start Your Day!


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The reason why it is considered so important is because after almost six hours of sleep the body is starved of nutrients that it will need for the rest of the day. Breakfast is the meal that will fuel up the body for it to work at its optimum capacity.

Being the most important meal, your breakfast has to be healthy, full of nutrients, and nonetheless have to be tasty! We at Beliteweight have carefully put together for you some awesome breakfast recipes to jumpstart your day on a healthy note!

1.    GREEN BREAKFAST BLAST

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This is an excellent recipe to start your day. It is full of proteins and rich in anti-oxidants. Feeding your nutrient starved body with this power pack blast will leave you energized throughout the whole day. It’s creamy, hydrating, and an excellent go-to when you are in rush!

Check out NutriLiving's recipe at https://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/green-breakfast-blast

2.    EGGS BENEDICT

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Looking for a filling breakfast? Look no further! This recipe has it all. Power packed with proteins, the recipe brings to your table the goodness of spinach- the megastar weight loss booster! Rich in fibre and loaded with nutrients, check out SlimmingWorld's at http://www.slimmingworld.ie/recipes/eggs-benedict.aspx for a perfect Sunday breakfast.

3.    MIXED BERRY PANCAKE

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Berries are low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals. They are powerhouse of antioxidants and phytonutrients that fend off heart diseases and cancers. This low carb berry pancake recipe will not only keep you full but also satisfy your taste buds. It is as good as having desert for breakfast. Who doesn’t want to sign up!

Check out RealSimple's recipe at http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/healthy-meals/list-breakfast-foods

4.    PEACH SMOOTHIE

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Peaches are a rich treasure of minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, zinc, and copper. They are low in calories, contain no saturated fat or cholesterol, and are a good source of dietary fiber. Sip this up to slim down!

Check out Prevention's at http://www.prevention.com/food/smoothie-recipes-for-weight-loss/peach-smoothie


5.    APPLE CINNAMON SMOOTHIE

 

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It’s the season for apples and apples always go best with cinnamon! The twist of cinnamon gives you the right flavor and kick to grab this smoothie all the more. Low in glycemic index and a powerful cleanser for the body, this Blast won't just make you feel good on the inside, but also look good on the outside.

Check out PopSugar's at: http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Harley-Pasternak-Breakfast-Smoothie-Recipe-25151750

For more recipes and health tips go to our blog today! And to learn more about weight loss surgery and how it can change your life call BeLiteWeight now!

 

*All Photo and Recipe Credits Go to the Individual Sites

Green Bean Casserole with Shallots


Casseroles are a staple for any family’s weekly dinner plans. They are a great way to combine multiple dishes together to form a unique and filling meal, but they’re not always the healthiest choice. Here at BeLite Weight, we would like to pass along a deliciously great AND healthy recipe for a green bean and shallots casserole.

Green Bean Casserole with Shallots|BeLite Weight|Weight Loss Recipe

To start, we’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 medium shallots cut up into rings. About 1 cup full
  • 1 1/2 pounds of thin fresh string beans, preferably trimmed
  • 1 pound of sliced button mushrooms
  • 6 large and minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped thyme
  • 3 cups of low-fat milk, either 1 or 2%.
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup, plus 2 tablespoons, of freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon of grounded nutmeg
  • Salted and freshly ground peppers, as much as you like, personal preference.
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Once we have all the ingredients together, it’s time to get cooking.

  • First, we’ll preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and heat the olive oil over a medium-to-high heat, until it’s warm but no exactly emitting smoke.
  • Then, we’ll add a ¼ cup of our shallots and stir it until it’s been cooked to a golden brown light crisp; this takes usually up to 2-3 minutes.
  • Once cooked, make sure the shallots are drained of the oil and put into a plate. Repeat the process until all the shallots are cooked and make sure to save and leave the oil on your pan/skillet.
  • Next we will steam cook the green beans for about 3-4 minutes.

Now that the green beans and shallots are cooked, it’s time to start preparing the casserole dish.

  • Take about 1 tablespoon of the left over oil from the shallots and put into a larger non-stick skillet and heat on medium-to-high heat.
  • While heating the oil, start adding your mushrooms to allow them to cook and stir them occasionally until the mushrooms begin to visibly brown. This normally takes around 10-12 minutes.
  • Mix in the garlic and thyme, stir for about a minute, and then pour the mixture into a bowl.
  • With the skillet still heated, whisk milk and flour together until they are a homogenous mix and add the mix to the skillet. Then re-add your mushroom mixture and steadily whisk it until the mixture starts simmering.
  • Lower the heat and allow the mixture to thicken. This usually takes about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the mushroom/flour/milk mixture from the heat and stir it together with the green beans and add the Parmesan cheese, parsley, nutmeg, ¾ teaspoons of salt, and ½ teaspoon of pepper.
  • Finally, spray a large baking dish with cooking oil and transfer the new green bean mix into the dish. Spread the cooked shallots on top and sprinkle the dish with any leftover cheese.
  • Let bake for about 20 minutes or until the dish is gold color.
  • Enjoy!