(Recipe from our chef-dieter!)
Makes 2 serves:
500g lean pork mince
2 spring onions sliced in half lengthwise and finely chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1 Tbsp fresh ginger minced
2 Tbsp tamari
1 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 egg lightly beaten.
Mix all ingredients together thoroughly and refrigerate for an hour or so.
Roll into small meatballs and steam or pan fry.
Serve with salad of Cabbage, red capsicum & cucumber with Waldon Farms Asian style dressing
200-250g Chicken breast or thighs, thinly sliced
Olive oil for sauteing
1/2 Clove minced garlic
1/4 tsp minced ginger
Pinch of chilli flakes or 1/2 red chilli sliced
5 thin slices of leek
1/4 red capsicum
2 large mushrooms
3/4 cup cauliflower rice (cook for 2 minutes in microwave)
2 tblsp organic chicken stock
1 tsp tamari
8-10 basil leaves - sliced
Panfry garlic, ginger, and leek in olive oil 1 minute
Add sliced chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes
Add capsicum and mushroom and stir fry until chicken is cooked.
Add chicken stock, chilli and tamari and then basil.
Stir through and serve on top of cooked cauliflower rice
500g lean pork, chicken, or beef mince.
1/4 cup of leek - sliced
2 stalks of celery - thinly sliced
1/2 red capsicum - large dice
4-6 mushrooms - sliced
2 cups white cabbage - thinly sliced
1/2 cup of organic fodmap chicken stock chicken (can use vegetable)
2 tbsp. organic Tamari or soy sauce
2 tsp. curry powder
1 clove garlic
1. Lightly saute leeks and garlic in olive oil
2. Add in mushrooms, capsicum and celery cook for 2 minutes
3. Stir-fry meat of choice, once cooked add in cabbage and curry powder, cook for another minute
4. Add chicken stock and tamari. Simmer for about 5 minutes
5. Serve on a bed of cauliflower rice or cauliflower rice (can be added in step 3).
Another great recipe from our fantastic chef-dieter!
200 - 250g chicken breast or tenders
Tsp. chili powder
I cup red/yellow/green capsicum, large diced
About 1/6 Red onion diced
2 inch piece of cucumber large diced
1/3 stalk of celery small diced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp. White vinegar
1/2 tsp mixed herbs
1/2 spoon of organic stevia (spoon included in can)
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
Mix seasoning ingredients together and coat chicken tenders. Pan fry til just cooked through. Let rest a couple of minutes. Slice and put on top of dressed salsa.
One of our fantastic dieters has come up with several delicious recipes for our clinic to share! We will be featuring these to have everyone benefit from this generous culinary creativity!
STEAMED CHICKEN PARCEL
200-250g Chicken Breast
1/4 Capsicum (Red and Yellow)
2 Spring Onions (Cut into 2 inch Batons)
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Mixed Dry Herbs (can use fresh)
Juice of 1/2 Small Lemon
Salt & Pepper
Lay chicken breast on a large piece of aluminum foil.
Top with garlic and mixed herbs
Place capsicum and spring onion on top
Squeeze lemon juice over chicken and veg
Gather corners of foil loosely in the centre to make a parcel, leaving
some air for chicken to poach.
Serve with steamed vegetables or cauliflower rice with mushroom, leek, and tamari.
(Stay tuned for more recipes coming this week!)
We are getting more and more reports back from the GP's about how happy they are about our dieters' weight loss! The GP's are starting to see the incredible effects of our weight loss on the dieters' overall health. Things like blood sugars, diabetes, and "pre-diabetes" are extremely important to keep an eye on because they can have devastating effects on health if they are out of control. Our weight loss method keeps blood sugars at healthy levels, and can improve a dieter's reaction to rising sugar levels.
Liver and Kidney function are also severely affected by obesity and our dieters are getting amazing results in liver and kidney function tests that their GP's are ordering for them. It is possible to greatly affect these problem areas in certain circumstances. Obesity (and being "overweight") has severe health consequences.
Unfortunately, society is getting used to seeing so many obese people every single day. It is becoming something that people accept as normal, yet it is a time bomb of health consequences.
There is a saying which states, "you see a lot of elderly, and a lot of obese, but never elderly and obese, because they don't live that long".
If you or a family member is struggling to lose weight year after year, call us for a free consultation to see how our weight loss is helping dieters lose 20, 30 and 40 kilos of body fat.
Geelong Weight Loss
(03) 5229 9888
Month after month after month our dieters are losing more and more body fat! Our dieters come in for their weekly weigh-in with so much excitement and relief that, yet again, they have lost even more body fat. The system we use is very effective, and the results are predictable time after time.
There is an old saying that goes, "The time will pass anyway, so why don't you acheive what you want by simply starting?"
Maybe now is the time for you to take control of your health and control of your weight problem. Maybe now is the time to book in to our Free Workshop to see how this all works. We have already lost the weight and are keeping it off. Is it your time now? Call us at (03)5229 9888 today!
You are supposed to love food. Your body is designed to love and enjoy food. It is what nourishes your body, restores it, and keeps you healthy and happy. We will teach you how to love food the way it is meant to be.
We have patients who come into Geelong Weight Loss Centre who have a bad relationship with food. Love/Hate. Obsession. Guilt. Binge. Guilt. It can be very cyclical, very emotional, and very draining.
All of this is very unhealthy. Having an unhealthy mindset about food just adds to the problem. Some patients, before coming into see us, report doing very well on their "diet" for a while, and then having a bad day or a cheat meal, which then spirals them out of control due to the guilt they feel for "failing". They then abandon all progress by throwing in the towel and quitting altogether. Or even worse, they gain even more weight back.
You are designed to love food. It is a healthy thing to love food. We will show you exactly how to embrace your love for food, and give you such effective weight loss tools that your guilt can finally disappear over time. Once you learn the right way of eating, and the right food combinations and all the other tools that we give each patient, you will be eating properly, losing and maintaining your weight loss, and loving food the entire time.
Our diet is tailored to each patient. If a patient's medical needs are specific, we have ways to tailor the diet to meet their needs. If a patient is an athlete, busy mum, or even a workaholic, we have ways to tailor their diet to that patient for maximum effect. We even have patients who have had failed gastric bypass surgery who are doing well on their diet and achieving amazing weight loss results!
If you want to be able to love food again, lose the body fat you want, and keep it off, give us a call on 5229 9888 to schedule an appointment. We would love to help you lose weight, be happy, and to embrace your love of food again!
This is the essential blog post where we explain MANY health benefits of weight loss. Many of these benefits are on the evening news, but it is important to realise how detrimental being fat is to your overall health and well being. It is also important to know that you have a lot of control over how healthy or how unhealthy you are in relation to these conditions. The choice is yours: unhealthy body fat levels, or healthy body fat levels.
Heart disease is the number one killer in Australia, and is greatly increased with obesity and being overweight. Excess body fat puts strain on the heart and blood vessels. Also, the bad foods that most overweight people eat daily damages the arteries and veins causing even more problems. Losing excess body fat greatly improves your heart health, which has been known for years.
Diabetes is also a risk factor if you are overweight or obese. A high percentage of type 2 diabetes can be prevented and controlled by losing weight. Studies have shown that even 5 - 10% weight loss can dramatically reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Stroke is also a leading cause of death in Australia which can be affected by maintaining a healthy weight. (link) Being overweight increases the risk of stroke, even in younger people.
Cancer risk increases as people become more overweight or obese. These risk factors decrease if a patient is able to lose the excess body fat and become more healthy. Almost every type of cancer risk increases as patients become overweight, obese, and sedentary.
Sleep Apnea is a condition where a patient is not breathing properly whilst sleeping. This interrupts the proper cycles of sleep, including deep sleep that is supposed to be restorative and restful. Excess body fat, especially body fat around the neck and face increases the chances of sleep apnea and also worsens existing sleep apnea, even in children.
Arthritis: Obesity and being overweight also puts tremendous strain on the joints of the knees, hips, ankles, and spine. This increased weight strains the joints and cartilage of these areas and increases the risk of certain types of arthritis. For example, if a patient is 25 kilos overweight, the amount of strain on the knees is equivalent to 100 kilos of weight (4 times as much!). So imagine how many steps you take in a day, and it is easy to see the wear and tear the knee joints would take.
Losing just 5 - 10% of your body weight improves cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. We can help you achieve this weight loss quickly, safely, and in a healthy way. We will also show you exactly how to keep the weight off.
There are many other conditions which are worsened by excess weight and excess body fat such as lupus, gout, and even fibromyalgia. If you are suffering from any of these conditions, losing that excess weight can certainly help your condition. Please call Geelong Weight Loss Centre at 5229 9888 for a consultation.
Every patient has a few reasons why they need to lose "that" weight. For some of the "lucky" ones, it is because they want to look good on the beach whilst going for a surf. But for some of us, our reasons are not as lucky if we are 40 years or older.
If you are in this age category, you need to look at your excess body fat very differently. Research has shown that excess body fat increases the chance of stroke, heart attack, cancer and diabetes. And these risks increase the older you get, and the longer you have excess body fat.
There is a saying, "You see a lot of elderly, and you see a lot of obese...but you never see elderly obese, because they don't live that long."
For those of us who are 40+, it might be time to examine what our risk factors are for heart attack, diabetes, stroke, and cancer, and realise it is time to lose all that excess body fat which we pretend is "OK".
Geelong Weight Loss Centre has a free body fat analysis service, using our Body Composition Analyser program. We offer this service free of charge as a community service in Geelong so that patients can see what their body fat percentage actually is.
If you are interested in having your body fat measured, call us at 5229 9888.