We’ve gleaned info from hundreds of the top bariatric programs and these are the undisputed facts.

Bariatric Carb Sense

You can spend a whole lot of time and energy fighting it, or you can make up your mind to let all those old ‘bad carb’ foods go… they are the reason we needed weight loss surgery and if you ‘get it’ early on you can avoid having to lose your weight *twice*.

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22 thoughts on “Bariatric Carb Sense

  1. Amica Venturi says:

    I’m so grateful for all of the thoughtful, easy to read, beautiful charts you provide us. I have inspirational sayings and reminders all over my home. So everywhere I look I see something that lifts me up and supports my goals. I wonder if others use this kind of tool to keep themselves on track..
    Again, thank you and I feel blessed to have been recommended your site and Facebook page by a dear friend.

  2. Marsha says:

    I really wanted to print that carb chart. It wouldn’t even let me open it. Is it possible to send me a copy? Or where I can print a copy. I have gained all back and I want it gone!

  3. Jay says:

    It says “Click on the INFOGRAPHIC to open”, but it doesn’t work??? How do I open this wonderful chart so it’s fully readable and I can copy it? Help! P.S. – I already tried opening it in another browser (Chrome), but that didn’t work, either.

    • Alison Garcia says:

      Hi Jay, I just tried it on two different browsers, no issue. But try right clicking on it and saving, then opening. -Alison

  4. Christine Valleau says:

    I definitely need help. 8 years ago I had gastric bypass surgery I had weighed 400 pounds. I got to 130 pounds.Family worried doctor wasn’t happy. He had me jump to 150. I now have put on roughly 80 pounds above the 150. I’m very depressed.

    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      No one TRULY wants to eat these foods – we use them as a loophole to not change our behavior. Sure you will buy the $8 Nutty Whole Grain Bread at Whole Foods ONCE OR TWICE, then the next time BOOM… Sourdough. Change your life and habits and you will no longer want to try so hard to fit these foods on your plate. Brown rice, quinoa, sprout bread and whole grain breads are just too high in carbs and will AWAKEN your hunger – they are also not as healthy as you want to THINK they are. Steel cut oats are fine BUT only when you are at goal and ONLY if they dont create massive hunger for you.

  5. Annette says:

    This is great info! I am a diabetic and have had my BS under control for the last 9 years since surgery but lately have had some low sugar spells. This usually happens at night. Im doing the 14 day diet. Any suggestions on how to eat this from happening? Thanks

  6. Deborah says:

    Wow! I had bypass 13 years ago and no one ever told me about carbs! Since joining this group and downloading the Baritastic app, I have lost 20 lbs!! Being informed makes a HUGE difference! I have swapped my Apple, banana, and weight control oatmeal each day for avocados, shrimp, and veggies. And added protein shakes in place of the pasta, bread, potatoes, and sweets. I honestly had no idea that all calories are NOT equal! Great article.

  7. Alecia says:

    What is considered “early post-up”? And there us so much controversy about net carbs even being a valid concept. What guidance does BE offer on the topic? Please help! Thank you so much!!

  8. Nancy souza says:

    I had a traditional gastric bypass in February of 1981! The surgery was in its infancy and the mortality rate was 5 percent! I was terrified but determined to get healthy. I got to goal within 2 years and worked hard to maintain my goal weight! I did an hour of aerobics exercise 4 times a week and wore a size 10. I am 5 ft 5 so I was a normal weight and thought I would never be overweight again. Back then there wasn’t rules to follow . I ate all foods eventually in moderation not knowing how dangerous it could be . I maintained because I exercised so much and counted calories! Fast forward to 2009. I was 20 pounds over my lowest wt and ripped my meniscus in two places, had a repair and became sedentary! That and eating everything in moderation became my downfall. I have lost 14 pounds of regain as of today and believe everything I have learned from this group! I feel confident that I will lose the rest.

  9. Nicole says:

    Yet, another mindful post! I have read so many descriptions of “the carb”. I love the simplicity and directness of this. I look at things totally different today. Instead of living in the “orange zone”, I’m moving back to “green zone” for awhile. When I return, to the orange zone, for maintenance, I will live at the lower end of town LoL! Thanks Again

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