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

Need more protein drinks? Don't forget about our easy and assessable "eStore" located at Order protein drinks to be shipped at your convenience.

Sashimi: A Fully Packed Portion

ImageWhat better source of protein could you ask for other than a fresh piece of fish? If you haven't already, take the time to try Sashimi- thinly sliced pieces of fresh raw seafood, often served alone or dipped in soy sauce. Visit a Japanese restaurant and forgo the sushi made with rice- and find Sashimi on the menu. Better yet, most grocery stores (ie. Safeway and Whole Foods just to name a few) are offering fresh sashimi. This way you can order as little or as much as you'd like. Tuna and salmon are common options. Give it a try!

~ A serving of Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi is about 120 calories and about 27 grams of protein.

Image Appetite Suppressing Foods

Certain foods and fluids, especially those that are fiber rich, can act as appetite suppressants. Here is a list of foods known to suppress appetite and should be a part of your regular diet.

- Green Tea & Water: Drink plenty between meals. Often thirst can be mistaken for hunger. Drink water and or green tea between meals to hydrate and suppress appetite.

- Almonds: Great as a small snack, but watch your portions. The calories can add up quickly!

- Zucchini and Broccoli: Fiber rich vegetables should couple your protein at dinner or lunch.

- Celery: Have as a small snack between meals or include in salads.

- Salads: Go for dark leafy greens but watch for too many high calorie additions such as cheese, nuts, dried fruits, and high calorie dressings.

- Tofu: Don't overlook this source of protein. It can be sauteed or added to soups and salads.

2 Meals in 1: Keeping it Simple

ImageIf your stumped for meal options, sometimes its best to keep it simple. For WLS patients, breakfast is usually a pretty standard protein based meal such as eggs, egg substitute, yogurt, cottage cheese, or a protein shake. Once it comes time for lunch and dinner, try not to run out for meals or grab something from the nearest cafe. Meals from home are always going to be your best option, both smart and healthy.

Start with planning your dinner... what to make? First, pick a protein (fish, chicken, turkey, etc). Second, pick a vegetable (salads, broccoli, grilled vegetables, baked zucchini, etc). Even though portions are going to be smaller in general, make extra at dinner time, pack it up, and bring these leftovers for lunch the next day. Even if you only have an extra breast of chicken leftover, dice it up and throw on top of lettuce for a chicken salad the next day. Not only does this save money, it has created two healthy meals from one. It gets you OUT of the "going out to eat" phase.

Kona Clinic Patients

The upcoming clinic for our Kona patients is next Sunday, February 6th. We are wondering if there would be an interest in having a support group after the clinic this day or in the future? Let us now by calling or emailing!

New Office!

ImageJust a reminder of our new office location and phone number:

Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco
1700 California Street, Suite 280
San Francisco, CA 94109

Office Phone: 415-820-5939
Office Fax: 415-820-5946

*The cross street is Van Ness Avenue
*Parking below the building

Upcoming Seminars & Support Groups

Both pre-op and post-op patients are welcome to attend the seminars and support groups. We welcome friends and family members to attend as well.

Eureka Seminar & Support Group
Sunday, January 30th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Red Lion Hotel
1929 4th Street (4 blocks from downtown)
*6:30pm for New Patients, 7:30pm for Post-Op Patients

Honolulu Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, February 5th from 10am - 12pm
Oahu Veteran's Center
1298 Kukila Street
Honolulu, HI 96818

San Jose Seminar & Support Group
Wednesday, February 9th from 6pm - 8pm
2425 Samaritan Drive
*Located in the teleconference trailers in the East parking lot.

Petaluma Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, February 12th from 9am - 11am
Sheraton Sonoma County- Petaluma
745 Baywood Drive
Petaluma, CA 94954
*9am for New Patients, 10am for Post-Op Patients

San Francisco Seminar & Support Group
Monday, February 14th from 6pm - 8pm
California Pacific Medical Center
2333 Buchanan Street, Stanford Building in the Board Room
*6pm for New Patients, 7pm for Post-Op Patients

Sacramento Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, February 26th from 9am - 11am
Red Lion Hotel at Arden Villiage
1401 Arden Way
*9am for New Patients, 10am for Post-Op Patients

Stockton Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, February 26th from 1pm - 3pm
Courtyard Mariott
3252 West March Lane
*1pm for New Patients, 2pm for Post-Op Patients
* Dr. Cirangle will be holding a clinic after the Support Group, please call to make an appointment.

click here for the calendar of events

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

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