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.
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.
Summer is in full swing ! The weather really pampers us, we would like to say, the sun is exceptionally gracious this season. During the hot days, we are desperately looking for the best ideas to cool ourselves down. Like always BeLite is on alert and knows one trick that is really quite good. This will not only cool you down but also offers a great taste that will put a huge smile on your face. It will definitely make sure that your scorching concern will be a stranger to you now forever. Our new summer recipe will conquer your heart but not your weight, so don’t worry, and get ready for culinary delight that you will surely love.
First of all, the process of making ice cream can seem very difficult but it is not. You only need five ingredients and maybe a little patience because the freezing process still takes its sweet time… the sun is beating down on us so lets go ahead!
Here’s what we need :
1 1/4 cups of Heavy Cream
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon of Mint Extract
3 Egg Yolks
1/4 Cup of Erythritol (or equivalent of your favorite non-caloric sweetener)
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder
Heat the heavy cream and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat until simmering, remove from the heat and allow to cool to around to room temperature.
Whisk the egg yolks with the erythritol until the yolks are pale yellow, add the cocoa and mix well.
Whisk half a cup of the warm cream mixture into the eggs, then add the remaining cream and whisk well. It is very important to make sure the cream is only warm and not hot. If the cream is too hot it can cook the eggs and make the ice cream chunky!
Next pour the mix back into the saucepan and place over low heat while stirring continuously to thicken. Make sure to keep the heat low, you don’t want to scramble the eggs. This step can take up to 20 minutes. The custard will be ready when the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
Pour the custard mixture it into a serving container and place in the fridge to help it cool down before freezing. Stir this mixture every ten minutes. Depending on the size of your container it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to completely chill.
If you have an ice cream machine pour the cold custard inside and let the machine work its magic. When the ice cream is the proper consistency of soft-serve pour it into a container and place it in the freezer. You will have delicious ice cream very soon! If you don’t have a machine you can just keep freezing the chilled custard and it will still be ice cream! But be sure to stir it every fifteen minutes as it freezes for best enjoyment.
If before you left on vacation you were carefully keeping to your diet and taking care of what you eat, do not stop thinking about these things! The worst thing you can do during your vacation is to think “it’s vacation, I can afford – X.” Yes, you can, but why? Are you sure, that is it worth it? It will definitely take you a few steps back in achieving your goal!
Fortunately, BeLiteWeight is here to be like a lifeguard from Baywatch cautioning you to keep to your diet during this summer. So then you can still properly enjoy your awaited holiday without regret.
First of all, summer is the best time to lose weight. We eat less at high temperatures. We feel more like lighter foods. We forget about thick sauces and instead prefer fish, fresh fruits, and vegetables, that taste best in summer and are also at their cheapest.
However, on the other hand, summer is also a time of vacations and outdoor events with friends and family. During these times we allow ourselves more freedom and are more easily tempted. After all, it’s time to relax, not stress yourself with a diet. Is there a way to not gain weight during vacation, and at the same time try new flavors? Is there a way to enjoy the food at parties and not miss the effects of the diet? Yes there is! Remember, you can always choose healthy options and still enjoy your vacation! Follow a few simple rules and you won’t miss out on anything.
Before leaving, it is worth getting a few products that will not spoil, be easy to pack, and a better alternative to products that can be easily found. One of our top recommendations are simply nuts and beef jerky. But find your favorite health conscious food-bar and keep them around. The day before departure, it is also worth it to prepare the meals that you will eat the next day. If the plan is to go somewhere for longer than a few days it is important to plan your diet more carefully.
Moderation is the key!
You don’t have to give up all delicacies to be healthy. It is enough to be moderate. Summer is often spent near the water at tourist destinations like beaches, lakes, and rivers. Remember to order healthy fresh fish but maybe skip the fries and chips and eat some vegetables on the side.
Sweet moments …
A small scoop of ice cream or fruit sorbet during an active day will not hurt you much either. As long as it is not excessive and you minimize the toppings it might help keep you sane! But remember to do your best to choose more valuable alternatives – like a fruit salad with yogurt. Of course, one holiday dessert will not ruin your slimming treatment, but try to give up processed foods and choose desserts with natural ingredients.
Water and Salt
During the hot weather, moisture and minerals escape our bodies in the form of sweat extremely quickly. This is why a tangy pickle can sound so tempting in the summer. It is very important to replenish these levels quickly. Drink water and eat salty foods!
What about alcohol?
Alcohol is not friendly for any diet, so it would be best to not drink at all. However, it is understandable that this part can be especially difficult during summertime with special time spent with friends and family. Alcohol itself is caloric and, unfortunately, it stimulates the appetite and makes you hungrier too.
A good strategy is to give up the high calorie drinks altogether. Beer and juice cocktail drinks are especially bad for diets and better alternatives include red wine, and clear drinks like vodka tonics.
Nothing is less friendly for our health than inactivity. Fortunately, trips do not limit us when it comes to physical activity. For each special food you enjoy you can take an additional walk and enjoy the scenery.
Don’t get crazy but remember your goals!
It’s a vacation after all, not a survival camp, so you can afford a few sins. But remember the principles of healthy eating, allowing yourself to deviate from the diet from time to time, but overall still remembering your goals.
Only a few days into your vacation the weight you fought so hard to lose beforehand can quickly return. A few pleasures are certainly not worth it! So just remember: self-control and moderation.
For more information on weight loss surgery , please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!