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Full Liquids - Your First Baby Steps with Food

Full Liquids - Your First Baby Steps with Food

Susan Maria Leach  /  5/31/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

The goal in this phase is to introduce a few calories into your diet and ready your surgically altered stomach and intestines for food. Doctors vary in their requirements for length of time in this food stage; some as little as a few days to as long as a month or even longer in cases. Stay with your surgeons prescribed timeline.

Dips Without Chips?

Dips Without Chips?

Susan Maria Leach  /  5/28/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Survey says PLANNING is how post ops remain at goal. They don't eat chips and dip during the football game just because they have a craving or have lost all their weight... they happily live with the changes that got them to goal for life.

7 Yummy No Bread Foods!

7 Yummy No Bread Foods!

Susan Maria Leach  /  5/21/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Bariatric friendly food doesn't have to suck. We've taken the flavors of high carb, bread wrapped foods we ALL love and made new & just as tasty, versions that are good for you. Get creative, have fun... its not about the bread... it's the flavors in the filling.

BE Keto

BE Keto

Susan Maria Leach  /  3/14/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
Keto keto keto… it’s all you hear about and it’s EVERYWHERE. If we did not have Bariatric Surgery, WE WOULD ALL BE ENTHUSIASTIC MEMBERS OF THE KETO KLAN. It would be the latest addition at the bottom of our long diet list.
The Truth About Bariatric Surgery

The Truth About Bariatric Surgery

Susan Maria Leach  /  2/21/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
In the beginning years of Bariatric Surgery, no one knew what to expect. There were no suggestions for meals, or guidelines, no real rules, and remember that the internet barely existed 20 years ago. There were just a few living breathing examples of post ops and the one we all knew was Carnie Wilson, of Wilson Phillips, remember her? 
Top 10 Bariatric Mistakes

Top 10 Bariatric Mistakes

Susan Maria Leach  /  2/4/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 
We asked our Facebook bariatric support group members a simple question about handling their hunger early in their first year or two. What they said will shock you! What we have to say in response is even stronger.