Today's episode strings episodes 1 & 2 together into an action plan that you can use to get back on track without relying on "Motivation" alone to keep you honest!
These brownies are over the edge for rich fudgy flavor and they are high in protein and low in carbs as they do not contain flour! They are actually healthy, but you don't want to tell anyone that. People judge.
"I am going to share something with you all. It is not a ‘confession’ because I did nothing wrong, but I want to start a conversation." - Matt Frassica, Admin Bariatric Eating Support on Facebook
It is not arbitrary that you have been told to eat purées for a period of time - you have just had 85% of your stomach removed and have miles of staples creating your new stomach pouch. (okay so not miles but you get the point)
This could be You!!
Welcome to our Second Podcast Episode!
Fun fact: You Do Not Need to Meal Prep to be Successful.
Super simple and delicious soft food for bariatric post-ops.
By the time you straighten up the house and get your family settled, the aroma of this delicious meal will have them all at the table. Super easy, healthy and delicious.
Summertime has finally arrived in my neck of the woods so I start craving lighter, fresh meals.
While in San Diego attending a bariatric surgeons conference, the four BE gals dined at Candela’s - one sip of this soup and it was LOVE!
Keep these few items in your pantry for a night when you don't have time or you don't feel like heading to the store.
This is one of the most delicious soups I have ever tasted. The light curry spice and flavor of roasted peanut is the perfect with the silky smooth pumpkin.
Tender Steak Salad is filling and full of protein - part of the meal plan for our Inspire Diet program - delicious Bariatric Eating
Keep an open mind! This colorful salad is sweet and juicy with a salty bite from the cheese, and makes a great addition to any summer cookout.
A hot summer evening with a cool Cobb style salad! On the table in 10 minutes with fixin's in your fridge. Super simple to make, delicious & bariatric easy!
We all look for that fast healthy tasty meal for a busy weeknight. This is it. Heaven in a bowl.
Greek Yogurt does not have to be SWEET. If you have ever said the words DOUBLE YOGURT SAUCE when ordering a Gyro, you will LOVE this dish. Its a dish of Tzatziki with shrimp.
I am a very fast cook. I put my protein on the counter, find a few complimentary ingredients and make a great dish!
A special Summer Shrimp Salad as a simple supper or small plate for guests... when its too hot to cook... assemble!
Stuffed Mushrooms are one of the BEST party appetizers out there...but I make the best. Here is the big secret you need!
Welcome to our new Podcast!
The secret to this dish is red lentils do not have skins, so they're tender in 20 minutes, a bowl of golden goodness.
Take a bowl of these to a bbq and watch them disappear. Super delish, easy to make and full of flavor. Plus they make your protein slurpy and moist - WIN!
Simmer a tender pork roast all day and serve with a slightly sweet and tangy sauce for a dinner that's Lip-Smacking' Good!
Easy. Tasty. Fast. Chicken and vegetables on a stick. Make a lovely cucumber tomato salad and you have bariatric perfection on a plate.
Chinese food is super delicious BUT not Bariatric Friendly because the sauces are often very high in sugar and many of the chicken or beef bites are deep-fried before being tossed with the sauce.
It is not arbitrary that you have been told to eat purées for a period of time - you have just had 85% of your stomach removed and have miles of staples creating your new stomach pouch.
IF you are searching for a way to make that jump from smooth creamy pureés to soft foods and have NO idea how to do it, please let me give you the gift of this recipe. It is a technique for braising that you can have in your pocket for the rest of your life. This meal is soft and delicious and makes chicken easy to eat for ANYONE. I promise.
We all look for a supper that is fast, delicious and has some nutritional merit. This is a wonderful meal even if you were not running short on time - that you can throw it together in five minutes is a gift.
Patients who have had a surgical weight loss procedure, whether the Roux en Y Gastric Bypass, Adjustable Banding, or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, require close monitoring of nutritional status, physical and mental well being for the rest of our lives.
Left undiagnosed, a B1 deficiency can lead to loss of feeling in fingers and toes, then progress to coma and even death.
Rounds of Zucchini that crisp up very nicely in a screaming hot oven or toaster oven. Make a basket to nibble for a family movie. Warm from the oven they are magic and your whole family will love them!
You may have never had a chance of getting to your pie in the sky random goal. Here's how to set meaningful goals and get there!
One of the most delicious meals you will ever make! It takes just minutes. Truth.
Here is a winner for your Bariatric favorites. Moist and Juicy Chicken Burgers with a snappy herb flavor. Serve on Iceberg or Butter Lettuce leaves with Creamy Sriracha Sauce!
I hiccup after I've been eating for a bit, does that happen to anyone else?
All foods are not created equal. In fact, some foods should not be labeled food but rather consumable product or 'edible, but void of nourishment'.
Warm Chinese Chicken Salad
This is the easiest way to cook a meal that happens to be one of the tastiest as well. Throw it all on a sheet pan or in this case, a grill pan and throw it into a screaming hot oven.
My bariatric friendly version combines Lit'l Smokies, Smucker's Sugar-Free Grape Jam and G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce - all 3 found at Walmart. Boom. Lick your fingers good.
This one is easy.
There is nothing like a fresh salsa to spoon over roasted, broiled, pan-seared, grilled chicken shrimp pork fish or beef!
Only a Bariatric Post op can turn SALAD into a 'bacon cheese ranch' fat bomb and not even realize what they've done.
If you ‘don’t cook’ that notion has to end. After bariatric surgery you cannot rely on fast food, convenience store food, frozen food and take out.
I just read a great post in our Facebook Support group that made me sad.
THE INSPIRE DIET
SOME DIETS DO WORK!
GET BACK ON TRACK WITH THE INSPIRE DIET
I wish I could push a button and be a size 10 with no backfat, eat what I wanted and lay around in the evenings watching TV or goofing off on Facebook... I wish... I wish... I wish... fat chance.
Try the Inspire Diet NOW & Lose Weight.
WHAT’S THE INSPIRE DIET?
I knew it would take more than just a food plan, as there are no more magic buttons beans or pills left after you have had bariatric surgery. It takes hard work and I don't mean it in the 'surgery is hard work' regard. Here are some important things we have to handle before we get to the Inspire Diet.
HOW DO YOU GET BACK ON TRACK?
In 2005, Kelly Bruning made a spectacular plunge from nearly 400 pounds to 194. But... as it happens, life then got a little out of control and after a slow 8 year climb back up to 286 pounds, she came to a point where she said enough.
Janice makes 'Happy Birthday 64' look Slim, Youthful, and FANTASTIC!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I say it's worth 194 pounds plus a long story ?
All giddy with excitement because you are still *loosing weight* while eating foods that you love that you know created your morbid obesity... is stupid.
What do we do about taking protein powder on a flight? Cruise? Out of the country?
This is a very common question in our Facebook Groups, so don’t feel bad if you’ve wondered this too!
Make both desserts ahead of time and using a small ice cream scoop sandwich a scoop between two little cookies. People will gobble them up before you can create a full tray!
I am a really good cook and some of the meals that some of you prepare and post in our BE Support Group on Facebook are EXHAUSTING.
After a quick roast, the berries have the most wonderful concentrated strawberry flavor and thick sweet natural syrup.
That word? Fatbrain.
- Susan Maria & Admin Rants
- BEST Bariatric Recipes
- 28 Days of Inspire Diet Suppers
- Best Tips for Bariatric Survival
- Best Main Dish Suppers
- Skinny Side Dishes
- Staff Favorite Foods
- Newly Post Op? READ THIS!
- FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
- Inspire Diet Success Stories
- Best Soups & Stews
- Best No Sugar Desserts
- Real Talk, our Bariatric Eating Podcast
- Perfect Party Food!
- Simple Superbowl Eats!
- 3 Harsh Facts You Need To Accept
- Inspired Air Fryer Sausage Balls
- EPISODE 14: The Dark Side of Self Care
- Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
- No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake - No Sugar Added Too!
- Episode 13: Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life.
- Pumpkin Dump Cake, our ‘no added sugar’ version
- Christmas Day - A simple but delicious bariatric friendly menu
- YES! Our Desserts Have Some Flour. There is a bit of Bread in the Stuffing too. Here's Why it is Going to Help You.
- Ho ho ho No Sugar Cherry Cheesecake - Spectacular!
- Whipped Vanilla Cream
- Blueberry Popovers - sugar free
- Rolled Boneless Turkey Breast with Apples
- Baked Apricot Glazed Ham with Maple Mustard Sauce