Thursday, July 24, 2014

Healthy Diet Tips You Will Like

We know how hard healthy eating can be, that's why we wanted to share some tips you'd like!

#1.You need some fat in your diet; just get it from the right places.

Swap out saturated fats (butter, cheese and high-fat meat) in favor of healthy fats like olive oil, canola oil and the kind found in nuts and fatty fish. Try topping your salad with a few nuts instead of cheese, use peanut butter instead of cream cheese on a bagel, and replace mayonnaise with avocado on a sandwich.

#2. Fruit is naturally sweet, delicious, whole and unprocessed.

It is chock full of vitamins and fiber. Eat it fresh whenever possible. Frozen and canned fruit are other good options—just look for the kind with no added ingredients. Add fruit to protein drinks; eat it with peanut butter or yogurt for a snack.

#3. Salad Dressings for a healthy lifestyle that taste yummy.

In both the “regular” and “health food” sections of the market, we found that these brands of dressings didn’t contain any bad oils. BRIANNAS (all flavors), Cains Naturally Delicious All Natural Dressing (some flavors, including Asian Sesame Vinaigrette), Drew’s All Natural (all flavors)

#4 Pasta Sauce !

It was fairly easy to find pasta sauces that omitted the bad omega–6–rich oils. Still, many brands include these oils in some flavors but not others, so make sure to read ingredient lists. Bertolli (many flavors, including Marinara with Burgundy Wine), Classico (some flavors, including Tomato Basil), Dell’Amore (all flavors).

Dr. Feiz also knows that sometimes diets and exercise do not work. Luckily there is an option! To find out more about surgical weight loss and to see if you are a candidate, give Dr. Feiz a call anytime!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fighting the Weight Loss Doldrums

We talk a lot on this blog about how weight loss surgery in Los Angeles at one of our clinics can place patients on the path towards a far more positive lifestyle. It's definitely true that such procedures as the gastric sleeve and lap band can make it far easier to make the adjustments severely obese people need to begin a lifelong habit of truly healthy eating.

Of course, it's equally true that patients are still required to work at developing the drastically altered eating habits they will need to permanently lose their excess weight. Moreover, sometimes patients make significant progress and then start to plateau. Depending on how much weight has already been lost, this might be an issue that has to be addressed. In many cases, a patient and doctor might decide that the original procedure simply wasn't sufficient.

At Dr. Feiz & Associates, we perform a number of revision procedures that can correct issues with earlier bariatric operations that might have been performed elsewhere. If you have had a weight loss procedure elsewhere and are facing lackluster results that appear to be immune to your best efforts, we're here to help. Consider calling us at 310-855-8058.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

There's Never a Perfect Time

With the obesity epidemic continuing to impact so many of us, more and more people are coming around to the idea that weight loss surgery really may be the right approach for them. Indeed, with more and more information coming out regarding how bariatric procedures can actually reverse type 2 diabetes and help numerous other conditions, there's never been more reason for people to seriously look into working with a first-rate board certified bariatric surgeon like Dr. Feiz.

The problem for many people, however, is simply getting started on the road to a procedure. As the saying goes, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...but that first step is often the hardest to take. The tendency for many is to try and wait for "the right time." With work, family, and other responsibilities facing the majority of us, however, the "right time" never seems to arrive.

If you are considering weight loss surgery in California, it might be time to simply stop considering and start acting. That perfect moment, truly, will likely never arrive...unless you realize that the best moment to do something good for yourself is right now. If what we've been saying makes any sense at all, please contact us at 310-855-8058.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NFL Training Camp Spotlights a Lap Band Success Story

With Wimbledon over, the World Cup coming to a grand finale and Major League Baseball's All Star game on deck, it can seem Americans are up to their necks in sports. However something major still looms: the start of training camp for the upcoming National Football League season.

American football, with the NFL as its showcase, is arguably the most popular sport in the nation. With training camps set to start at the end of the month, players and most involved with the professional league will have the spotlight shined brightly on them.

Fans can wonder if their favorite player did anything special over the off-season to gain an edge once real games begin in early fall.

Someone who made the news recently was New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, who had a lap band surgery in 2010. Since then, he says he's lost 130 pounds.

Before the surgery, a doctor asked him how many people he knows who weigh 350 pounds who are over 50 years old. "Not many," Ryan responded.

The doctor replied, "Yeah, because they don't exist." Ryan told CBS Sports that it was then he knew he had to do something.

That something was lap-band surgery for significant weight loss and the associated health benefits.