Succeeding in Your Weight Loss Journey

The tips and tricks for achieving your weight loss goals!

Breakfast Protein Pancakes

Quick and easy high protein breakfast pancakes. These are delicious to make if you feel like having something a little more indulgent for breakfast.  Ingredients 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons coconut flour 1/4 cup low-fat protein yogurt, such as YoPro 25g of your favorite vanilla protein powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder low-fat cooking spray Method…

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Ham and Vegetable Tortilla

Suitable for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. This is a quick meal to throw together with the use of leftover vegetables. You can omit the ham if you are a vegetarian and replace with mushrooms or even 100grams of tofu.  Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 medium red onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 medium…

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Vegetarian Tikka Masala

A delicious and simple vegetarian meal for lunch or dinner. This is a great recipe for when you’re in a hurry. If you would prefer to add meat you could include chicken or substitute it for the pumpkin.  Ingredients 1/2 cup tikka masala curry paste 800g kent pumpkin, seeded and cut into pieces 1 cauliflower…

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San Choy Bau

Who doesn’t love a quick and easy meal that you can prepare for dinner. This recipe is great for families and dinner parties. This is also a great recipe for patients to make who are being more discreet following their bariatric procedure.  Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic (crushed) 2 cm piece ginger…

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Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Treat yourself to this delicious spicy roasted pumpkin soup. This recipe is perfect for a cool autumn day and is quick and easy to make. Ingredients 500g pumpkin, cut into 3cm-thick slices (can use any type of pumpkin) 1 small onion, diced  1 medium carrot, diced  1 garlic clove, crushed  1/2 teaspoon Moroccan spice mix…

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Patient Success Story: Alison

We are delighted to feature Alison’s amazing weight loss journey this month on our bariatric blog! “At my heaviest I got to around 110kg at 158cm tall and wearing size 22-24. I was suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, lower back issues, sciatica, painful knees, shins, feet, and pretty well everything hurt. I’m a…

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Smoky slow-cooked pulled chicken

A new quick and easy meal preparation to help our bariatric patients in their busy week. Meal preparation is key to a successful weight loss journey. Ingredients 500g chicken breast 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth Method…

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Dr Reza Adib is no longer working with Weightloss Solutions Australia. He will now only be seeing patients at his clinic in Brisbane Obesity Clinic in Brisbane and also via Telehealth. We offer all of our patients life-time follow up care with Dr Reza Adib and 12 months of follow up care with our dietitian.…

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Special Announcement

Dr Reza Adib will no longer be seeing patients at Weightloss Solutions Australia. He will continue to see all his patients, with lower fees, at Brisbane Obesity Clinic across Brisbane and via telehealth. If you have any previous quotes from Weightloss Solutions Australia for Dr Adib please contact Brisbane Obesity Clinic on 07 3871 2277…

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Accreditation Achievement – Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Congratulations are in order for Dr Reza Adib who has achieved accreditation as a Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery at the Wesley Hospital. Brisbane’s Wesley Hospital is the first in Queensland to be recognised for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by international accrediting body, the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). General Manager, Michael Krieg…

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Recipe of the Month – Turkey and Avocado Salad with Cranberry Dressing

Ingredients: 120g baby spinach, washed 400g cooked, cooled turkey meat, sliced or shredded ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted 2 celery stalks, finely sliced 1 avocado, halved and sliced 2 tablespoons whole berry cranberry sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar Method: For the dressing, place the vinegar, cranberry sauce and the olive…

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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…

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Why Are Vitamins So Important After Weight Loss Surgery and Which Ones Do I Take?

The purpose of a weight loss procedure is to substantially decrease a person’s food intake which can be achieved using different surgical methods. However undergoing any weight loss procedure may result in vitamin deficiencies. When patients undergo a Lapband will have reduced food consumption, and as a result this will decrease the amount of nutrients being…

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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…

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