Newsletter - June 2015

Dr. Angstadt’s Nutrition Corner

How do I cook my protein to be moist?

Moisture in your protein meals is critical. When your food is too dry, it has difficulty moving through the narrowed lumen created by the lapband, bypass or sleeve. Moisture in food is all about how you cook your food. Grilling and frying tend to dry out your protein and can make eating harder.

Thanks to improvements in technology, you now can make every protein meal moist! The key is to use a cooking method called sous vide. Sous vide (French for under vacuum) involves putting your protein (or vegetables) into a sealed plastic bag then cooking the food in a water bath at a carefully controlled temperature for a defined period of time that depends on what you are cooking.

Sous vide is used by many restaurants which is why the food you eat when eating out always seems better than what we cook at home. For years, the technology to cook sous vide was very expensive and out of the price range for most home chefs. Beginning in January 2015, that technology became affordable for most of us. A sous vide cooker by Anova is now available for $170. Even better, until June 20, 2015 you can get $50 off by using the code LUVDAD at checkout at the Anova website. The Anova circulates water at a precise temperature to cook your food to perfection. Even better, the website is loaded with recipes for delicious protein meals.

Enjoy what you cook even more and never deal with dry protein again. Happy Fathers Day to all our dads!

Newsletter - June 2015

Chicken Marsala

Chicken in a Marsala mushroom sauce

  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: 4 ounces
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Start to finish: 20 minutes
  • Serving ideas: Garnish with fresh chopped basil
Newsletter - June 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, ¼-inch thick
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced thin
  • ½ cup Marsala wine, dry not sweet
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • ½ bunch fresh basil, chopped

Directions

  • In a medium mixing bowl add chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and thyme and mix well to spread spices evenly over chicken
  • Dust seasoned chicken breast with flour
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat butter and olive oil
  • Once butter and olive oil is hot, add chicken beast and saute on each side for 2 minutes
  • Add minced garlic, basil and mushrooms and saute for 2 more minutes
  • Then add Marsala wine and reduce by half
  • Finally add chicken stock and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Serve with a smile!

Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole

Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert

Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Samantha

Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Eileen

Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Brittany

Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Desiree

Lost 157lbs

Desiree's success story

I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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