How to Live Again: Karina’s 3 Year Update


One of our most inspirational patients sent us this heart warming email that the team at BeLiteWeight is honored to share with you! Below are pictures of her throughout her journey. You are amazing Karina!!

My heart is full of gratitude as I sit down to write this email . Next week will mark 3 years since I’ve had surgery with Dr.Rodriguez. What a roller coaster this ride has been. From learning to portion control, learning new habits, learning to love the gym , it has honestly been learning how to live again. >>>> We all these changes came self love I never knew I had . Confidence to follow my dreams and the well power to keep going. I have been able to maintain an average of 105lbs lost and have gained about 15 safely . I have had a breast reduction with a lift and I am currently recovering from a tummy Tuck with lipo of the back and flanks. I feel great . Life is great. The work is never done that’s for sure . We will forever gain and loose and fluctuate. What’s important is the healthy habits I have been able to maintain and the structure I have set for myself . I will once again tell you I’ll never forget that lunch time phone call outside my local Starbucks where you told me your story and within a month I had my surgery booked . I was ready .

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Doesn’t she look incredible? Karina, you are such an inspiration to people who want to make a major change in their life!

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Eating More Small Meals Throughout the Day Won’t Help You Lose Weight


Sometimes, less is more.

For years people have been singing the praises of "grazing" as a weight loss strategy. Professional body builders have been doing since time out of mind. Doctors recommend it. And a fitness/cookbook written by a personal trainer even made it onto The New York Times bestseller list by touting the practice's virtues. Everyone, it seemed, was telling everyone else that the way to live healthier–live better–was to eat six small meals a day.

The conventional thinking was that if you ate six small meals each day, rather than the traditional three larger meals, your body's metabolism would kick into gear, resulting in more calories being burned throughout the day.

In this case, conventional wisdom seems to have been wrong.

This past June, British researchers presented the findings of study at the American Diabetes Association meetings that showed less is more when it comes to weight loss–at least when you're talking about how often you eat.

According to the researchers, people who eat fewer meals each day lose more weight.

They tracked 54 people with Type 2 diabetes over a 12-week period. Some of the people ate six small, nutritious meals a day. Others only ate twice: a healthy breakfast and a healthy lunch. The people who only sat down to eat twice trimmed an average of 1.23 points off their Body Mass Indexes (BMIs). The grazers? They only dropped by an average of 0.82.

While it's true that, on average, everyone in the study lost weight, it was clear that the people who started their days with a big breakfast and followed it up with a sensible lunch did much, much better. Not only did their BMIs drop, they also had less fat in their livers and more stable insulin levels.

As one of the researchers put it, the lesson of this study is that people should eat "breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper."

As the British study demonstrates, those are words to live by!