Blog Archive

Join our support group! Aug 21st, 2019

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Simple and Easy Healthy Lifestyle Changes: Drinking Water Aug 16th, 2019

I am going to keep this month's healthy tip short and simple! I recommend that you form a new habit of drinking a tall glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning and before every meal. This lifestyle change has many benefits: Water is a natural appetite suppressant Water increases...

Heartburn and Hernia Relief Jan 30th, 2019

Dr. Liu not only an expert in weight loss procedures and aesthetics, but also treats heartburn and hernias.   When you suffer from chronic heartburn, the problem isn’t with your stomach acid, it’s with your stomach keeping it where it belongs. In most cases, Dr. Carson Liu often chooses LINX®...

Romain Lettuce is not Safe to Eat according to the CDC Nov 20th, 2018

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/wellness/romaine-lettuce-is-not-safe-to-eat-cdc-warns-us-consumers/ar-BBPV7Lf   The CDC told consumers to throw away any romaine lettuce they may already have purchased. Restaurants should not serve it, stores should not sell it, and people should not buy it, no matter where or when the lettuce was grown. It doesn’t matter if it is chopped, whole...

Holiday Special!! Oct 26th, 2018

A Holiday gift from us!! Treat yourself this season with a FREE VShape, skin tightening, fat burning, treatment. Contact our office by Dec 26 for this limited time offer! ❄️❄️

Patient Success Story Sep 10th, 2018

"My weight loss journey:  I have struggled with my weight for many years I would say most of my life.  Tried every diet there is out there. I would lose weight but gain it back and more. So when I heard of the lap band I thought I will give...

Scott M. Success Story Aug 8th, 2018

Meet Scott! He just came in for his 10 month follow up and has lost almost 100lbs with the Lap Band!! Keep up the good work Scott! If you'd like to get your weight loss journey started, contact our office at (310) 208-0474.    

Come Join us for our Monthly Support Group! May 3rd, 2018

Come join us this Saturday, May 5 at 11:45am for our Monthly support group!We will be covering maintenance tactics that help patients keep their weight-loss on track and reach their goals as best as they possibly can. Please join us as some of our patients share their success stories and...

Day 5 Breakfast: Savory Toast Apr 19th, 2018

Savory Avocado ToastIf avocado toast isn't in your list of weekly recipes, give this one a shot and it will surely change your mind!  This simple breakfast features minimal cooking with only a couple of key ingredients used as toppings.Inredients: Ezekiel Bread (can use whatever bread you'd like), avocado, fresh...

Day 4 Breakfast: Tortilla Alternative! Apr 18th, 2018

Breakfast TacosEverything tastes better wrapped in a warm tortilla, so why not breakfast?  In this recipe we used a tortilla alternative from Siete Foods made out of coconut and cassava, however, you can use regular corn or flour tortiallas, or better yet, whole wheat.  These tacos are sure to wake...

Day 3: Breakfast On The Go Apr 17th, 2018

Fluffy Egg MuffinsWelcome back to Day 3 for our healthy breakfast inpiration!Today we will take a little bit of a different approach to breakfast.  These Fluffy Egg Muffins will brighten up your day as well as free up some extra time in the morning. Once made, refrigerate the "muffins" in...

Dr. Liu's Breakfast: Day 2! Apr 16th, 2018

Day 2: Berry Banana Parfait (GF) (Lactose-Free) (Organic):These berry banana parfaits are the perfect healthy treat when looking for a simple lactose and gluten free option! 4 ingredients, one bowl, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. This specific breakfast was topped with easy homemade granola, which we excited to...

Follow Dr. Liu and Staff as they share their take on Breakfast! Apr 13th, 2018

Day 1: Garlic Avocado ToastGood Morning Egg Lovers!This quick and nutritious breakfast is the perfect on the go option! Toasted bread with creamy smashed avocado seasoned with a dash of garlic salt is a combination that may just rival PB&J. Add a lightly fried egg on top with some salt...

Come Join Our Monthly Support Group Meeting Mar 8th, 2018

Reminder: Our next monthly support group meeting will be this Saturday, March 10th in our Santa Monica office from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In this meeting, we will be discussing "Support Systems" and giving you some on the go tips and tricks you can use everyday to help stay on...

Counting Your Year End Blessings Nov 29th, 2017

Like many of us, Scott is counting down to the holidays and looking forward to spending time with his wife and young child.  Scott’s family has much to celebrate this year, including Scott’s adoption of a healthier lifestyle and successful weight loss.  Seven weeks after his LapBand procedure, Scott has lost 50.8...

Try, Try, Try Again Jun 27th, 2017

Everyone has heard of the proverb, “Try, try, try again.  If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” However, few of us will admit that trying is hard work and that we may need help to succeed.  Meet Sandra.  Years ago, Sandra had lost a lot of weight,...

Slow and Steady Wins the Race May 22nd, 2017

Remember the story of “The Tortoise and the Hare” in Aesop’s Fables? I remember my Mom recounting the story as an example of why I should never underestimate a challenge, and how I can employ “slow and steady” as a winning strategy. This moral has held true for many of...

Pearl of Wisdom Apr 20th, 2017

Meet Pearl. She is a patient who has a story to tell and experience to share. Pearl’s story is familiar to patients who have undergone weight loss surgery: she felt like a failure because she had regained weight after her sleeve gastrectomy performed 5 years earlier by another surgeon at...

Diet and Exercise Alone is Not for Everybody Mar 23rd, 2017

Are you feeling ashamed about your weight? Are you feeling embarrassed about considering weight loss surgery as an option?  Are you sneaking around in your efforts to gather information about weight loss surgery?  I had an aha moment years ago when a patient told me that it was an act...

Food for Thought Mar 7th, 2017

We all have childhood habits, some good and some not so good.  We also know that most habits are hard to break, so my Mom used to say, don't start a bad habit if you can avoid it...so how to do so when it comes to eating habits?  Luckily, I...

Join us to Launch the Obalon Balloon System! Jan 12th, 2017

Our Santa Monica office will be hosting an event on Thursday, January 19th at 4:30pm to launch the Obalon Balloon System, our latest addition to the list of weight loss services being offered by our practice.Come and join us for Happy Hour food and drinks and to learn about the...

Join our monthly support group meeting! Jan 11th, 2017

Hi everyone! Our next onthly meeting will be this Saturday, January 14th from 11:45am to 1:00pm at our Santa Monica office. In this meeting, we will be discussing how to set realistic goals and tools to help you reach those goals.Please join us to share your experiences and learn tips...

Come Join our Monthly Support Group Meeting Dec 7th, 2016

Reminder: Our next monthly support group meeting will be this Saturday, December 10th in our Santa Monica office from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.In this meeting, we will be discussing how to get through the holidays while staying on track with weight loss and healthy eating.  Please join us to...

Letter to Lap Band Patients Nov 17th, 2016

Hello everyone. The following is a letter to our Lap Band patients. We posted this a while ago but thought it would be helpful to post it again as the holidays are approaching, which can pose a challenge to weight loss and weight maintenance. We hope you find this reminder...

Come join our monthly support group meeting! Nov 7th, 2016

Hi everyone! Did you know we have monthly support group meetings for our weight loss patients on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11:45AM to 1:00PM at our Santa Monica clinic? At these meetings, we discuss various dietary issues and other topics of interest in a friendly, engaging setting....