Growing up my mother and even my grandmother put a meal together in components – always a meat, a starch, and a vegetable. In our family the starch was usually macaroni!It’s a standard – even restaurants put together plates in this manner. So after bariatric surgery its tough to break these habits and think in … Read more »
Articles Tagged ‘Post-op Eating’
How To Dine Out Like A Health Pro
By Leslie Barrie
You’ve heard how diet-unfriendly dining out can be (2,120 … Read more »
I know that many families struggle with feeding a family on a limited budget and have even convinced themselves that it is too expensive to eat healthy food. I get a lot of push back when I talk about eating healthy … Read more »
I believe that I need to clarify my post regarding the NEW Crystal Light FITNESS NATURAL product.
- I am NOT opposed to consuming 6 grams of sugar as I know that … Read more »
I love weekends! I can wake up at ten and then sit in bed and work on my laptop until noon or even three if I feel like it! Its a nice change from sitting at my desk and concentrating on the screen.
I got up early this morning and decided to cook some Jimmy … Read more »
Many people go right back to carb loading for breakfast once they are no longer a ‘new’ post op, and choose to eat ‘real’ food. Bagels, cereal, oatmeal, toast, granola bars, and other to-go foods can lead to weight gain and low energy, not only because of their excesses (low quality carbs and calories) but … Read more »
I grew up in Vermont – world center for maple syrup production. Just to give you an inkling of how proud Vermonters are of their maple syrup and how much they love it, in March and April when the syrup is made, folks have Sugar on Snow parties. The main dish is maple syrup boiled … Read more »
I arrived at my office after a wonderful weekend spent testing holiday recipes for our BE holiday section. I love sugar free holiday cooking as it gives me an opportunity to show off just how good I can make a dish taste and still remain firmly within the general bariatric post op boundaries. I am … Read more »
When we have our surgery and return home from the hospital, we are all tentative and afraid of what comes next – how will we feel when we take those first sips, or bites?
So we start off … Read more »
Eating calcium-rich foods is a better method to strengthen your bones than taking calcium supplements alone, according to researchers from Washington University in St. Louis.
In the study, women who consumed an average of 800 mg … Read more »
I think that many people who have bariatric surgery do not understand that we are all figuring this out as we go along. Many folks need a clear path and get upset when we change the ‘rules’, but isn’t rolling with the punches an essential part of life itself?
We truly need to be iron clad … Read more »
This has been source of confusion for a very long time. I remember asking questions about it when I was a brand new post op over … Read more »