Recipe of the Month – Veal and Pork Meatballs

 Ingredients:   500g veal mince   500g pork mince  1 medium brown onion, coarsely grated  3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs (day-old bread)  2 garlic cloves, crushed  1 egg, lightly whisked  Salt & freshly ground black pepper  2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil  Method:                                                                                                 Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Combine the veal and pork mince, onion, breadcrumbs, garlic…

Myth Busters – OPTIFAST vs OTHER

As discussed in our previous blog, patients are required to follow a specific preoperative diet to shrink the size of the liver. Here at the Brisbane Obesity Clinic our patients use Optifast which is a nutritionally balanced dietary replacement program. This product is formulated to provide sufficient proteins, vitamins, minerals, fibre and other dietary requirements that…

What Is A Preoperative Diet & Can I Avoid Doing This?

A very commonly asked question is: What is a preoperative diet? Prior to undergoing a weight loss procedure, the Surgeon will require the patient to follow a specific diet, this is known as a ‘preoperative diet’. This diet includes an OPTIFAST program along with other dietary specifications which are given to you by our Dietitian during your initial Dietitian consultation. The…