Pay It Forward
Hello, hope everyone survived the wrath of Hurricane Sandy in good shape..it sure was a doozie!! Our Millburn office was out of power for 5 days and the Bayville office just got power back on Friday!! To all of our Ocean county patients I apologize for canceling office hours 2 weeks in a row, but we will definitely be there this Friday (the 16th) now that the office has heat and power.
Now, if you've read the last two newsletters you know the theme of the Holiday Party is "Pay it Forward"…but, in case you haven't read the last two newsletters, I'll let you in on a little secret…the theme for this years Holiday Party is….. "Pay it Forward" ðŸ™‚
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So what exactly do we mean..Pay it Forward?? Every day in the office the staff and I have the privilege of seeing first hand the enormous difference this surgery makes in people's lives. As a doctor I obviously focus on (and spend a lot of time talking about) medical issues that get better or go away after surgery, diabetes (gone!), sleep apnea (gone!), high blood pressure (gone!) etc. For patients though, I think it is the "little things" that are the most important, and believe me I know when you are the patient they aren't little!
Things like being able to play with your kids (or grandkids) without getting short of breath, being able to get on a plane because you know that now you can fit in the tiny bathroom on the plane, not needing to use a seat belt extender, shopping in a 'regular store', fitting thru a turnstile at a sports arena….the list goes on. I'm sure if you sat down and thought about it for 10 minutes you could come up with 10 more examples…so, what does this have to do with "Paying it Forward"?
You all know people (relatives, friends, co-workers) who are still in that situation, suffering with morbid obesity. So, invite them to the Holiday Party this year and "Pay it Forward"…..we will help you!
As I mentioned in my last newsletter we are having a special event at this year's Holiday Party for any guest who comes. It will be from 6:30 to 7:30 and Dr. Yurcisin and I will be leading it. It will be an informal event in which we discuss bariatric surgery and answer any questions your guests might have. The real purpose, however, is to give them a sense of the difference it could make in their lives. Afterward, your guests will rejoin you for meals, pictures and entertainment. We want to make sure that next year your friends are in the 1% club! You know, the 1% of people who are eligible for surgery who get surgery!
This really is an incredible opportunity to give the gift of health and life to the people in your life and I hope you take advantage of it. Any guest who comes will get a voucher for a FREE initial consultation in our office. Please do me a favor and let us know how many guests so we can plan appropriately. You can call us at 973 218 1990 or email Laurie at: firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
One last thing before I turn things over to Glynn Fluitt. If you read the green column to the right you may have noticed a puzzle there, well next week we'll have the solution..stay tuned!
From the Gut... by Glynn Fluitt
Mr. Fluitt is a patient that has graciously offered to contribute to the newsletter – his column is a welcomed addition to the GSBWC newsletter and its readers!
Well we made it through another hurricane!!
Sandy was touted as the "perfect storm". I grew up on the Gulf Coast, so I don't get all worked up over hurricanes, but I do methodically prepare. Dry goods like pasta, bread, chips, rice, cereal, along with the various canned goods for beans, and veggies.
How do I prepare as a WLS patient? Hmmmm!
I started thinking about what I needed in order to be healthy and sustain productive energy if we were without refrigeration for an extended period of time. So here's some of what I brought home.
Of course, water! But along with that, Gatorade powder. I don't know the medical implications, I just know that this gives me carbs and electrolytes during my bike rides.
Serving size bottles of RTD protein shakes — French Vanilla. They have a shelf life and I can use them as a protein rich milk substitute — had a small bowl of cereal with it this morning.
Almonds. A snack. Essential fatty oils. Protein? And salty.
A few vials of liquid protein — New Whey. 42 grams of protein per vial.
Trail mix. Nuts, raisins, and morsels of chocolate.
Of course there's the other stuff too! My family doesn't subscribe to this Bear Grylls buffet, but at least I had my "go to" supply. Kept me from eating too much of the junk food. you just have to think differently and empower yourself.
I hope everyone came thru safely and continues to follow me
Now — fix my electricity!!
I see every "follow". I read every comment. And I will respond to direct messages. It is my HONOR to do so.
MARISOL'S NUTRITIONAL CORNER
The chill in the air has alot of us looking for a hearty meal to warm us up. You can have hearty AND healthy – try this recipe and find out just how scrumptious this bariatric-approved recipe is for you and 7 guests!
Chicken Rollantini with Spinach ala Parmigiana
8 chicken cutlets (pounded thin)-3 oz each
ï¿½ cup whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
ï¿½ cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
6 tablespoons egg whites/egg beaters
5 oz frozen spinach, squeezed dry of any liquid
6 tbsp park skim ricotta cheese
6 oz part skim mozzarella-shredded
Non-stick cooking spray
1 cup marinara sauce (check ingredients and use natural – no sugar added)
Wash and dry chicken cutlets and season with salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 450ï¿½ degrees
Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
Combine breadcrumbs with 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese and place in a bowl
Place ï¿½ cup egg whites in another bowl
Combine 1.5 oz mozzarella cheese with remaining grated parmesan cheese, spinach, 2 tbsp egg whites, and ricotta cheese
Lay thin chicken cutlets on working surface and spread 2 tbsp of spinach-cheese mixtures on each
Loosely roll each one and keep seam side down
Dip chicken in egg mixture then in breadcrumb mixture, and place seam side down in baking dish
Repeat with remaining chicken
Lightly spray chicken rollantinis with non-stick spray
Bake 25 minutes in oven
Remove, top with sauce and then remaining shredded mozzarella cheese
Bake 3 more minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling
Serve with additional sauce on side and grated parmesan cheese
NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS BASED ON 1 SERVING – 1 Stuffed Chicken Breast
Total calories: 268
Total fat: 9 g
Total carbohydrates: 8 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 36 g
*** FREE SMARTPHONE APPLICATION ***
Patients are frequently asking for suggestions on how to keep track of what they eat and how they know the mix of what is in what they eat – Protein, Sodium, Fiber,Carbs, Good and Bad Fats) especially when they are out or do not have access to the labels of the food they are eating. If you want a mobile application to assist you when on the run, out eating or just like having it at your fingertips at all times…there is a Free Smartphone App called "LOSE IT!" that I have been suggesting to patients as an option to work the menu and menu the work for before, during and after surgery. I have reviewed the app and find it to be a good way to help you work your plan.
If you are using it now – would love to hear how it is working for you.
We are not associated with the app in any way or receive any compensation for recommending the application ðŸ™‚ –
Upcoming Free Seminars
The next Free Informational seminar is at our Millburn office on Wednesday November 14th, 2012 starting at 6:30pm. Dr. Yurcisin leads the discussion on weight loss, your surgical options and if 'Bariatric Surgery is Right for Me?'.
If you or your guests cannot make the 11/14/12 seminar, Dr. Yurcisin continues to lead our seminars with our next seminar on Wednesday November 28th, 2012 at 6:30pm in our Millburn office. Reserve your seat for you and your friends!
**SPECIAL OCEAN COUNTY SEMINAR**
THURSDAY DECEMBER 6TH, 2012
Time: 5:30pm for all of our South Jersey guests
Place: Center for Healthy Living 198 Prospect Street Lakewood, NJ – call us today to reserve your seat!
To Find out more, simply click here for Dates and Locations of Seminars!
We welcome your guests and anyone that wants to know more about the benefits of bariatric surgery.
In This Issue 21 Days to Holiday PartyFrom the GutMarisol's Nutritional CornerEnd Quote
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