Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco

For 20 years, LapSF and Dr. Cirangle have provided the best weight loss surgery results and the most

Operating as usual 10/22/2014

LAPSF – Cafe Frisco » Blog Archive » World Series Special Surf & Turf:...

Go Giants! Surf and Turf Special for the World Series. Serve these at your next social event or better yet this week for the Giant’s game! This is very easy to make, delicious and healthy. I get asked... 10/20/2014

Male and female brains aren't equal when it comes to fat

Looks like the years of low fat diets for women was probably the wrong population to target. Current research shows that women and men respond differently to a high fat meal. Other studies suggest that women also utilize fat better during exercise than men. Should nutrition education start to be more gender focused? This may be a hint to start. Researchers have found that male and female brains respond in remarkably different ways to high-fat meals. Those differences in the brain lead to... 10/01/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » October is Here: Let’s Make Some Soup

October is here! Let's make some soup! protein 2. Wash the Swiss chard and kale. Chop the white stems off the chard and discard. Chop the Swiss chard into 1 inch sections. Cut the leave off the... 09/24/2014

LAPSF – Cafe Frisco » Blog Archive » Taco Salad Remix

New Cafe Frisco post! A new take on the Taco Salad. Mixing concepts is a creative way to keep things fresh and new. This one really steps up the basic taco salad to another level and stays on plan. 09/16/2014

LAPSF – Cafe Frisco » Blog Archive » Steak with Roasted Poblano Pepper

New Cafe Frisco post! Steak with Roasted Poblano Pepper! This post is about my discovery of the poblano pepper. Sure I’ve had them before, pre-surgery at a Mexican restaurant in a chili relleno, but that... 09/08/2014

Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women

Potassium rich foods are seen to cut the risk of stroke and death risk among elderly women. What are rich in potassium? Leafy greens, peas, carrots, yogurt, clams, halibut, and tuna! Aren't you glad I didn't say banana? Older women who eat foods with higher amounts of potassium may be at lower risk of stroke and death than women who consume less potassium-rich... 09/03/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » My New Favorite Products

This week's blog post discusses our new favorite products. This is a great product for those who are looking to add in fiber to their diet or just may not feeling as satisfied with their regular protein...


Tomorrow is the Concord Seminar and Support Group. It starts at 7:00pm and ends at 9:00pm. It is in the Lescher auditorium at the John Muir Concord Campus. 08/07/2014

Weight Loss Surgery Boosts Self-Confidence and Long-Term Health

Weight Loss Surgery boosts confidence and long term health. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is often said that those who suffer from obesity find themselves caught in a frustrating cycle – the... 08/07/2014

Recognizing Emotional Hunger & Fullness - ObesityHelp

This article is great to read when it comes to recognizing true hunger and hunger for feelings after WLS. "After surgery, the body may be ready to accept that we have had enough food, but our hearts and minds may still be craving something more, something different, something sweet, something comforting." Thank OH for the great article. Emotional Hunger & Fullness! After wls, the body may be ready to accept that we have had enough food, but our hearts and minds may still crave more. 07/24/2014

LAPSF – Cafe Frisco » Blog Archive » Pork Chop Acelgas

New Cafe Frisco post: Get a taste of Spain with Pork Chop Acelgas! This recipe is inspired by a dish I tasted in Barcelona recently called “Acelgas” which translates to “chard”. I guess if I have a message for... 07/15/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » What We Are Loving Right Now: Cold Brewed Coffee

What are we loving this week? Click here to find out. Those with chronic heartburn know that the acid in coffee can be a huge culprit for causing heartburn and it can be the reason why they do not... 07/14/2014

Mind Matters: Coping With Change - Coping with change can be challenging and trigger a fear of the unknown. Here are four tips to help you cope with changes in your life! 07/08/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » Healthy Ways to Cleanse, Rejuvenate, and Lose...

New blog post! Healthy Ways to Rejuvenate, Cleanse, and Lose Weight. There are many different factors that can help with weight loss other than just monitoring calories, protein, and fat. There are other factors such... 07/02/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » Tips for the 4th of July

Just 2 more days until the 4th of July. Keep these tips in mind! What is everyone doing for the 4th? Whether you are going on a hike, or going to a party, there are multiple reasons why you should stay hydrated this 4th of July. If you are going... 06/30/2014

LAPSF – Cafe Frisco » Blog Archive » Taco Salad Made Easy

Tag this to your Pinterest board! This week's Cafe Frisco post shows you how to make a quick and healthy version of taco salad! Forget that high fat, high carb shell and go for the good stuff (the meat!) I really like this one and it’s one of my “go-to” meals and as usual, you can change it up with any protein and you will enjoy! This adaptation is... 06/30/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » What to do with all those recipes.

Having a hard time managing all your recipes? Check out this week's blog post on my favorite applications to store recipes and also how to track your intake with recipes you make. Ever find numerous recipes online that you would like to try, but get too overwhelmed with bookmarks, addresses, and websites? There is a solution... 06/24/2014

Why dried fruit is not a healthy snack

This article is on point on why dried fruit and fruit in excess can wreak havoc on your health. Put the dried cranberries down and back away from the trail mix. It turns out that eating chewy, gooey dried fruit isn't the healthy snack you... 06/23/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » New Favorite Products for June 2014

This week I discuss my favorite new products. A good read for those in maintenance. More and more I am getting impressed with the innovation and quality of the food products that are coming out lately. Particularly with the focus... 06/17/2014

LAPSF – Cafe Frisco » Blog Archive » Steak Fajita

Want the flavor of steak fajitas without the carbs? Try out this week's Cafe Frisco recipe. This dish is more of a Tex-Mex interpretation using leftover flank steak as the protein source. The concept shown in this dish that I want to share...


Nutrition for After a Binge Day or Out Drinking!

How was your Father's Day weekend? Did everyone celebrate on a healthy note, or indulged more than they usually do? Whether you celebrated with the pops or had to go to a wedding this week. Here is a reminder on how to get your nutrition back after an indulgent weekend,

Have a hang over? Ate more than you wanted last night? Need to get back on track this Monday? Here are some tips from weight loss guru Gabriella... 06/12/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » Is Your Cup Smarter Than You?

Technology is the future of our health and especially nutrition. More devices are being produced to help you and your medical team help you meet your goals. Have you ever made a protein shake concoction and wondered how many calories, protein, and fiber am I actually eating? Yes, you probably could go... 06/12/2014

A Huge Number Of Americans Don't Know They're Overweight

Turns out many people don't actually know they are overweight. For decades, headline after headline has made it inexplicably clear that America has a collective weight problem. The latest came just last month,... 06/09/2014

LAPSF – Cafe Frisco » Blog Archive » Tuna Salad with Celery and Radish

Looking for a high protein, low calorie meal? This week's Cafe Frisco is Tuna Salad with Celery and Radish. This is a great way to step up a package of tuna! Dr. Cirangle and Gabriella teach us to add in coarse, harder to digest vegetables for increased... 06/05/2014

'Often and early' gives children a taste for vegetables

Have kids? Looks like introducing vegetables to your kids as early as possible even to fussy eaters increases their adoption of those foods later in life. Exposing infants to a new vegetable early in life encourages them to eat more of it compared to offering novel vegetables to older children, new...


Happy National Running Day! Like this if you are a runner! Running is not only exercise but can be very therapeutic. If you like running, get out there and celebrate today. 06/03/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » Alternatives to Your Favorite Starchy Carbohydrates

Missing starchy carbohydrates? Don't go back, just look forward with these healthy, low carb alternatives. Collard greens leaves or tuscan kale leaves can be used a base for proteins and vegetables so that you can make a vehicle for a tortilla. If you... 06/03/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » Alternatives to Your Favorite Starchy Carbohydrates

Missing starchy carbohydrates? Don't go back, just look forward with these healthy, low carb alternatives. Collard greens leaves or tuscan kale leaves can be used a base for proteins and vegetables so that you can make a vehicle for a tortilla. If you... 06/02/2014

LAPSF – Cafe Frisco » Blog Archive » Kimchee Marinated Flank Steak

Want to increase your gut microflora and also eat a tasty Korean inspired meal? Head over to Cafe Frisco and make this meal tonight. Kimchee or Kimchi is the national dish of Korea with hundreds of varieties made from cabbage, radish, scallion, cucumber and many other vegetables.


Buyer's choice! What would all of you like a special on for your E-Store special for June? Let us know and maybe you will see it pop up in the next couple days.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Tonight's seminar and support group will start at 8 versus 7pm. Please announce to other if you know they are going as well. Sorry for the inconvenience.-LapSF 05/28/2014

LAPSF » Blog Archive » What does 24 grams look like?

The RDA for sugar for women is 24 grams per day or less to prevent disease. What does this actually look like in terms of food? The recommended daily allotment for sugar intake for women is about 24 grams of sugar and 36 grams for men. This is one fact that typically makes...





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