Crispy Nacho Cheese Chips


Crispy Nacho Cheese Crisps

This recipe is a special treat because it is keto diet friendly, incredibly delicious, and made from only TWO ingredients! All it takes to make these delicious Cheese Chips is:

Ingredients

1 – Cheddar Cheese

2 – Taco Seasoning

Directions

1 – Cut Cheeses in to Chip Size Wedges

2 – Sprinkle Taco Seasoning

3 – Bake at 250 Degrees for 40 Minutes or until Golden Brown

Let them cool down for added crispiness and dip with your favorite dressing as needed!

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

*Inspired by a Recipe from Delish.com Best Nacho Cheese Crisps

Fellow Of The American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S)


We are thrilled to announce that all two of our Juarez surgical team members are now Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.). Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal became a Fellow back in 2016 and just recently, Dr. Rafael Vizcarra have received their credentials as well.  This is a huge accomplishment and great honor for them, and we are so proud to work with such a distinguished group of surgeons.

Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villarreal, F.A.C.S
Dr. Rafael Vizcarra, F.A.C.S

The letters F.A.C.S. (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name are an indication to the patient that the surgeon has passed a thorough evaluation of both professional competence and ethical fitness. Fellows are board-certified surgeons or, in unusual circumstances, have met other standards comparable to board certification. A Fellow has committed herself (himself) unequivocally to place the welfare of her (his) patients above any other consideration; to avoid division of fees with other physicians; to make her (his) fees commensurate with the services she (he) renders; and to refrain from performing unjustified operations.

https://www.facs.org/education/patient-education/patient-resources/qualifications

The link above describes what it is to be a Fellow. (F.A.C.S.) and the section to read is #2.

It’s important to distinguish the difference between an “Associate” and a “Fellow”. Some surgeons pay a fee to become an “Associate” member, however, you cannot buy a Fellowship, it must be earned. The College admits to its Fellowship only those surgeons whose professional activity is devoted to surgical practice and who agree without compromise to practice by its professional and ethical standards.

The F.A.C.S. credential exists to foster the professional growth and development of surgeons, to promote high standards and best practices in surgical care, and to establish and maintain the patients’ confidence in the ability and integrity of their surgeon.

You can check ANY surgeons F.A.C.S standing here (be sure to choose the country of the surgeon on the left side before searching):  CLICK HERE


Citrus Oil Olives


Merry Christmas from everyone at BeLiteWeight! If you are procrastinating for holiday snack ideas and need something to throw together quickly with items you probably already have.. we are here to help! Just throw together as many of these ingredients as you can:

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

1 Cup of Green Olives and 1 Cup of Kalamata Olives

1/4 Cup Orange Juice

2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice

3 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar

2 Tablespoons of Lemon and/or Orange Peels

2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin

1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

Guide:

The longer they marinate the better they will be, but they will be tasty in as little as 20 minutes and can last in the refrigerator for upwards of a year!

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

Recipe Adapted from: KETO Recipes – Pilcookbooks.com

Improved Sleep & Weight Loss Benefits


It may be time to try out a new set of sheets and treat your sleep right! Studies have shown that better sleep means more weight loss among a string other health benefits.

A recent article published by Medical Daily which is linked below outlines a few of the ways in which sleep quality and patterns are linked to your bodies processes of weight balance.

Essentially, your body has a system of hormone regulation and a lack of sleep triggers hormones for both increased hunger and accumulating fat. Both of which lead to higher BMIs!

https://www.medicaldaily.com/heres-what-you-need-know-about-gut-health-443884

For information on more serious weight loss options Gastric Bypass and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Sautéed Plums with Thyme & Ginger


For the holidays this season BeLiteWeight highly recommends these Sauteed Plumbs with Thyme and Ginger as a nutritious yet delicious dessert. With just a few natural ingredients and a handful of steps it is sure to be a party pleaser for your friends and families this time of year!

Ingredients

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger, 1 Tbsp Lemon Joice

2 Lbs of 1/2 Wedge Plumbs

1 Tsp Thyme , 1 Tsp Sweetener, 1 Tsp Salt

Steps

  1. Heat Oil, Add plums and Thymes, Cook over Medium for 4 Minutes
  2. Sprinkle Sugar, and Salt. Add Ginger. Cook about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from stove. Toss with lemon juice. Cool and serve!

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

Recipe Adapted from: PreventionGuide: Outsmart Diabetes 12/2019

Health & Confidence Back: Michelaine’s Mini Bypass


BeLiteWeight recently heard from a very special patient of ours Michelaine who recently found success with the Mini Bypass. 10 months after the surgery most symptoms of her diabetes are gone and she is wearing outfits she wouldn’t have dreamed of. In her recent two letters she details her experience with the medical care with BeLiteWeight in Mexico and has photos of the stages of her journey. It is quite impressive!

I finally decided to share my journey to weight loss. After being a tiny 112lbs after two children and still wearing bikinis somewhere after my third child and his medical challenges for 22 yrs now, I found myself not taking care of myself but still feeling like I was beautiful. Everyone told me how beautiful I was although I was steadily gaining weight. I went from 134lbs three years after my third child was born and feeling great because I had worked hard to get to that weight, fast forward 2018 to 209lbs. My heaviest weight documented, Type II diabetes, heart issues, knees and hips pain, couldn’t walk or climb stairs without being out of breath.


 During the same time as fighting for my son’s life I fought for my own through cancer multiple times and went through the hardest divorce of my life. I didn’t know who I was, I didn’t like myself and always had on a happy face and was there for everyone else. On day while sitting Indian style it was almost like I could feel my skin stretching. I know that sounds crazy but I know I could! When the scales showed 209 I was done! I wasn’t going to let myself become a person that couldn’t lift their legs, sit in a booth etc… I wanted to be able to kayack, white water raft and all the things I once enjoyed and most importantly be here for my children and the love of my life. I made the decision to seek help. This is when I came across Be-Lite. 


I was full of questions as I’m very OCD and obsessed with having to know… The Be-Lite staff was very patient with me. They explained all my options as well as the other thousand of questions.It took me about six months to make my decision to have the Metabolic Mini-bypass. Then came the task of convincing my boyfriend it was okay to go to Mexico and let them preform a surgical procedure on me. 


He did his own research, as he always does, tried to convince me I was beautiful and didn’t need surgery. Due to the way my body held weight I never really looked as heavy as I was. Once I told a few my weight they were shocked. Many of my friends that looked heavier actually weighed less than I. He finally agreed.


I will say that he and I were completely impressed with Dr Rod and staff as well as Hospital Angeles’ . We had a better experience in Mexico than we have at most American hospitals and not once did we have to ask for anything medical wise and wait on someone to assist us. I did throw a latex sensitivity while there which they were quickly on top of it even managing my pain without asking! 


Upon returning home I did have some unusual complications to which the Be-Lite staff and Dr Rod were right there for me. My stomach opening had cinched down to less than 5mm so I wasn’t able to swallow anything even water at times. I had three procedures to stretch the opening. Dr Rod kept in touch with me and even offered to bring me back to Mexico at their cost if needed. I couldn’t have asked for better care! He kept up with my records from the doctor here. My doctor here stated after the first procedure that everything that was done in Mexico looked fantastic! It was beautifully done. This was very comforting as once I started having the set back you can’t help but think did you do the right thing. 
I’m happy to say that 10 months out tomorrow, I’m down 80lbs and 4-6 pant sizes. My shoes are even either to big now or fitting better. My diabetes is almost none existence and I can walk circles around walk I could! My heart is great. And my doctor reports that my numbers are fabulous! I’m still about 10lbs from where I would love to be but and very happy with where I am. 


I can’t thank Dr Rod, Jamie and all the other staff with Be-Lite and Dr Rod’s team.


PS. Vulnerable Moment because I’ve never posted pics. Jamie and the team have often asked…. These opened not only my eyes but the eyes of my boyfriend when I started comparing before and after with him….
I hope my story helps someone whom may be undecided in their journey.


 — feeling wonderful.Michelaine


(Follow Up Letter)


my boo said I almost looked to good to go out in this outfit. 10 months ago I would not have even attempted shorts in fact I hadn’t felt comfortable in shorts in quiet some time much less this type.


Again, thank you so much for giving me my health and confidence back! 


Warm Regards,
Michelaine

BEFORE

AFTER

JOURNEY


Thank you so much for sharing Michelaine! We are sure others will find your story inspiring and helpful. Continue being awesome!

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

NO Regrets: Dionne 1 Yr Post Sleeve


weight loss surgery before and after dionne gastric sleeve

Our team over at BeLiteWeight would like to give special recognition to Dionne for her amazing achievements with the Gastric Sleeve in just one year! Check out her latest letter.


“I really had to send my biggest thank you to you and everyone at Beliteweight and a special thank you to Dr Elmo/Dr Rodriguez and the whole team. I wish you guys knew how much you’ve change me as a person and not just my physical appearance although I do enjoy it. I’ve realized that I was just existing and not LIVING. Love you all, please share with the team.Thank you again! I’m still shooked at how much my body has change. I certainly have NO regrets at all. My last weight was 188.

It is really great how appreciative and optimistic you are Dionne! We are so happy for you.

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

Simple & Smokey Paprika Almonds


One of the best proteins that nature has given us is the almighty almond. Incredibly dense with vital nutrients it is truly one of the best snacks you can keep with you. They will last a very long time if stored properly too! Here is one of the easiest ways to spice up some raw almonds and only takes 3 additional ingredients that you probably already have!

The Four Ingredients

1 – A Cup Blanched Organic Almonds

2 – 3/4 Cup Olive Oil

3 – 1/4 Teaspoon Coarse Salt

4 – 1/4 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

Five Easy Steps

1 – Preheat Oven to 375

2 – Spread out Almonds

3 – Drizzle Olive Oil

4 – Sprinkle the Salt and Paprika

5 – Bake for 9-11 Minutes and let them cool for about 5 minutes

Optional – Seal them up in a little mason jar and keep them with you for fresh, delicious, and healthy snacking!

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

Recipe Adapted from: Pilcookbooks.com KETO Recipes

Got My Life Back: Grace’s RNY Bypass


weight loss surgery before and after dionne gastric sleeve

BeLiteWeight understands just how hard it can be to transform all of your daily habits into the healthy lifestyle that you desire. Sometimes you need a nudge in the right direction. It seems that was the case for Grace who has made some incredible progress this past year! Read her letter below.

“I started at 298 lbs I had tried everything to lose weight and just could not and my body and health were taking a beating so I had gastric bypass and it has been the best decision I have ever made. I am down to 164 lbs and have never felt healthier. Thank you to BeLite and my wonderful doctor I got my life back.

Way to go Grace! We hope you are enjoying all of the new opportunities!

For more information on Gastric Surgery, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

Extending Lives: Weight Loss Surgery



Time Magazine recently circulated a story that makes our team at BeLiteWeight proud. Recent research in Cleveland has shed light on to what BeLiteWeight has been the embodiment of for over 10 years: that weight loss surgery improves and extends lives!

The US team discovered with a study of about 11,000 people that suffer from obesity and related diseases that about 41 percent more people who would have died were still alive after 8 years!

If you are suffering from diabetes the gastric bypass has been shown to be an extremely effective way at putting many of the symptoms in recession. Many other health problems have been shown to be improved as well including hypertension and sleep apnea.

If you are interested in reading more about this we have included a link below. For more information on Gastric Sleeve and other weight loss surgical questions, please call BeLiteWeight today at 1-800-215-6497!

https://time.com/5664640/weight-loss-surgery-health-benefits/