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Dear Friends and Family of LapSF & the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii,

Kauai Bariatric Support Group

When: Every Wednesday at 5pm - 6:30 pm.
Where: The Regency at Puakea in Lihue

The Kauai Bariatric Support Group, A Fellowship of Sharing "an inch at a time" is a support group for any individual who has had or is considering weight loss surgery. For more information, please call (808)-639-2843.

Eight Bites

ImageTwo years post-gastrectomy, this Chef lives in Italy and is still maintaining a healthy 165 pounds. His new career as a chef has been quite an experience as he talks to people about Eight Bites and where and how he came to be where and how he is now. His blog is quite interesting, filled with inspirational stories and delicious recipes!

For the blog link, please email Amy at

Getting Perspective
A cube of sugar is 4 grams of sugar. Obvious foods such as sweets, candies, desserts, cookies and cakes are full of sugar. But these pictures can really help to give perspective on how much sugar is really in these foods.

12 oz can Coca-Cola: 39 grams or (9.75 cubes of sugar)
8 oz glass Welch's Orange Juice: 28 grams or (7 cubes of sugar)
1 bag Skittles: 47 grams or (11.75 cubes of sugar)

Image Lying Under Oat

I've been asked about the oatmeal Jamba Juice has started to serve. I have to say it might be a better choice than some of their smoothies which can be over 1,000 calories, but their oatmeal still is a bit on the heavy side. It's made with oats, water, and fruit which doesn't sound too bad but with the addition of brown sugar and a large serving, the carbs add up. Here are the nutritionals:

Serving Size: 9.6 oz
280 calories
4 grams of fat
57 grams of carbohydrate
6 grams of fiber
9 grams of protein

If you really have a taste for oatmeal once and awhile, or are looking for a quick breakfast, we do offer a low calorie, low carb, and high protein oatmeal. We have original, Apple & Cinnamon, and Maple Brown Sugar flavors. Each packet is 100 calories, 1 gram of fat, 7 grams of carb, and 15 grams of protein. These numbers are much lower in comparison!

To order, just call our office or visit the online store!

Upcoming Seminars & Support Groups

San Francisco Seminar & Support Group
Monday, July 19th from 6-8pm
2100 Webster Street, Suite 106 in the Spivey Room

Eureka Seminar & Support Group
Thursday, July 22nd from 7-9pm
Red Lion Hotel
1929 4th Street (4 blocks from downtown)

Petaluma Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, July 24th from 9am - 12pm
Sheraton Petaluma, 4th Floor

San Jose Seminar & Support Group
Wednesday, July 28th from 6-8pm
2425 Samaritan Drive
*Located in the teleconference trailers in the East parking lot.

Sacramento Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, July 31st from 9-11am
Red Lion Hotel at Arden Village, 1401 Arden Way

Stockton Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, July 31st from 1-3pm
Courtyard Mariott, 3252 West March Lane

Honolulu Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, August 7th from 10am - 12pm
Oahu Veteran's Center
1298 Kukila Street, Honolulu 96818

--The Team at Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco and the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii

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