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Momentum Newsletter: Issue #1 - Spring 2015

We have developed this quarterly newsletter to help you along your weight loss journey, whether you have had weight loss surgery with us, are in our Medical Weight Loss program, or are just curious about Iowa Weight Loss Specialists and our programs. Our goal is to guide you and give...

The first assumption people make when deciding to lose weight is that all you need to do is eat less and move more. Simple, right? That’s what your family and friends tell you to do. That’s what a trainer will tell you to do.

We know all too well that this is not always the case for many individuals who are severely or morbidly obese. It takes more than a diet change and regular exercise. This isn’t to say it could not work, but the likelihood of losing enough excess weight, and keeping it off, is extremely low.

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By Alissa Kruger, ARNP

At Iowa Weight loss Specialists, our goal is to provide the best care tailored to each patient. Many patients are unaware of the advancements in medical weight loss. Several medications are available to help patients in their weight loss journey.

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Iowa Weight Loss Specialists opened in July 2013. Our very first patient was none other than Steve Simonin, the CEO of our partner hospital, Iowa Specialty Hospital.

Surgery Date: July 2014
Weight Before Surgery: 290 lbs.
Current Weight: 220 lbs.
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Quick Vegetable Frittata 


  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 3 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s® Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained well
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 carton (16 oz each) Egg Beaters® Original


  1. Spray 10-inch ovenproof nonstick sauté pan with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add spinach and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until spinach wilts. Stir in drained tomatoes, vinegar and pepper.
  2. Pour Egg Beaters evenly over spinach mixture; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until edges begin to set. Gently pull edges back while tilting pan to allow Egg Beaters to run beneath. Repeat two times. Reduce heat to medium; cover. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until top of frittata is almost set. Meanwhile, preheat broiler.
  3. Uncover; place skillet under broiler. Broil 2 minutes or until top is set and lightly browned. Cut into 4 wedges.

Makes 4 servings, 1 wedge each: 105 calories, 14 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate

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