Due to Covid-19, we are not scheduling in person seminars. Rather, please watch our online seminar. Nutrition classes will be held via Zoom meeting. Please call Leslie Albers at 901-881-0602 for details about class or any other questions. We ARE currently scheduling patients for visits and surgeries and you can easily start the program by watching our online seminar.

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April Recipe Remix

April 20, 2019

Meatloaf Cupcake s- Adapted from SixSisterStuff.com Ingredients: Meatloaf 5lb lean ground meat (turkey, 96-98% fat free beef, chicken) 1 onion (finely diced) ½ cup carrots (finely diced) ½ cup celery (finely diced) 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried parsley 2 tsp minced garlic 1 cup low sugar ketchup 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 2 Tbsp of mustard 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce ¼ tsp … Continue reading

The Exercise Gameplan

April 9, 2019

Now that Spring is here, we’re finally are able stretch our legs, rise from our hibernation, and venture outside into the modestly warm weather. The significance of this change is meaningful in many ways, depending on who you talk to. For bariatric patients, this means that the excuse of using cold weather to not go outside and walk, will be coming to a close! As … Continue reading

Melissa’s Story

February 4, 2018

Dr. Robert Wegner performed my RNY gastric bypass surgery on November 9, 2015. I was 36 at the time, and while I’ve never been skinny, I have an athletic build and played three sports throughout high school. I started struggling with my weight my first year of college when I was 18 years old. I have tried just about every diet on the market. I … Continue reading

Chip’s Amazing Story!

January 10, 2018

I have always struggled with weight ever since I can remember. In the Navy, I had to join the “Fat Boy” program because my BMI was too high. When I got out of the Navy, I started working in a fast food restaurant. This started a 20+ year career in the restaurant industry ranging from fast food to family dining to casual dining finally to … Continue reading

Leslie Albers, program manager, discusses the benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

January 9, 2018

Resolve to Take Care of You- 4 Ways How

December 27, 2017

Approximately 45% of Americans usually make at least one New Year’s resolution.  More than half of those forfeit their resolution within six weeks and only 8% actually achieve their resolution by the end of the year.  Here is an idea, don’t make a resolution!  Instead, embark on a journey to resolve to take care of you…

10 Tips to Maintain Weight Loss over the Holidays

December 20, 2017

With the holidays approaching, food is going to be more accessible.   Holiday parties, cooler temperatures, shopping and traveling may also hinder our exercise program. Below are some tips to help maintain weight loss and stay in control during the holidays!!

Quick meal and snack planning tips.

December 14, 2017

Planning our meals and snacks helps us stay on track and make better food choices!  If we have quick and healthy options on hand, we are less tempted to frequent the vending machine, run through the drive-thru, or grab that donut or cookie in the break room, etc.

White Bean Chicken Chili

November 21, 2017

As the temperatures continue to drop those comfort foods start to sound more and more enticing.  This is the time of year people start to get derailed from their weight loss and weight maintenance plans.  It’s so much more appealing to cuddle up with a blanket on the couch with a comfort food than it is to get your workout in and make healthy choices.  … Continue reading

How to Exercise in the Winter

November 15, 2017

When the weather gets colder outside it is easy to make the excuses and start hibernating. However, it is still possible to stay healthy and active in the winter. Go to a gym The good news about gyms is that they stay the perfect temperature all year round! Many gyms have exercise machines, indoor courts, indoor pools, and group exercise classes. Many local community centers, … Continue reading

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Meatloaf Cupcake s- Adapted from SixSisterStuff.com Ingredients: Meatloaf 5lb lean ground meat (turkey, 96-98% fat free beef, chicken) 1 onion (finely diced) ½ cup carrots (finely diced) ½ cup celery (finely diced) 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried parsley 2 tsp minced garlic 1 cup low sugar ketchup 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 2 Tbsp of mustard 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce ¼ tsp … Continue reading

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