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The Kitchen Sink Cooking Method

The Kitchen Sink Cooking Method

Since my gastric bypass surgery in 2016 I’ve become a fan of whole/real/slow/natural foods and cooking … kinda. I have also discovered that if I cook my way I don’t dread it. In fact, I really like cooking these days. My method has come about through trial, error and avoidance. I discover food combinations and create…

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10 Habits to Success after Bariatric Surgery

10 Habits to Success after Bariatric Surgery

Journal your food – Try apps like Baritastic or MyFitness Pal Eat protein first – start eating protein early in the day, and eat the protein first at every meal Drink lots of water – Sip, sip, sip – 64+ ounces Eat slowly – Learn more Routine: schedule meals and snacks Portion all foods Prepare…

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Insights from a Post Bariatric Surgery Patient

Insights from a Post Bariatric Surgery Patient

This list of 50 thoughts and observations offer insight, both serious and humorous. This is copied from a private group message board. The author has given permission to use it here, but requests that her personal information be removed. In honor of hitting my goal weight, here are 50 things I’ve learned along the way: 1….

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Tips for Sleevers Approaching Surgery

Tips for Sleevers Approaching Surgery

Advice from post-op patients It seems so long ago! First, comfy clothes are a must. I had a few casual knit dresses I wore for the first week or so. I didn’t want anything binding on my stomach. I wish I had followed through with my plan to organize all the paperwork in a binder. I…

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What’s For Lunch – Eggs and Peppers

What’s For Lunch – Eggs and Peppers

We can’t be perfect all the time, so I’m sharing my lunches and pointing out where I can improve. Keep in mind that I am 18 months post-op RNY. Remember that we are all different, so everyone should be following the plan set out by your nutritionist and/or surgeon. Here is the lunch. Let’s take…

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What’s For Lunch – Tossed Salad

What’s For Lunch – Tossed Salad

We can’t be perfect all the time, so I’m sharing my lunches and pointing out where I can improve. Keep in mind that I am 18 months post-op RNY. Remember that we are all different, so everyone should be following the plan set out by your nutritionist and/or surgeon. Bariatric Friendly Alternatives Salad Greens Salad greens are…

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What’s For Lunch – Yogurt with Crunch

What’s For Lunch – Yogurt with Crunch

We can’t be perfect all the time, so I’m sharing my lunches and pointing out where I can improve. Keep in mind that I am 18 months post-op RNY. Remember that we are all different, so everyone should be following the plan set out by your nutritionist and/or surgeon. Yesterday’s Lunch Bariatric Friendly Alternatives Yogurt…

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Kitchen Sink Chicken Salad “Recipe”

Kitchen Sink Chicken Salad “Recipe”

Chicken, tuna, and egg salads are go-tos for weekly food preparation. There are so many options to make them bariatric friendly. There is no exact recipe — it’s more like a process. No, it’s not made IN the kitchen sink, but there are so many yummy, nutritious options that I call it my (Everything But…

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Know Who Grows Your Food

Know Who Grows Your Food

Community Supported Agriculture (“CSA”) provide nutritious, fresh, local food at reasonable prices. And you’ll get to know the people who grow your food. I wrote about this earlier in the summer. One of the benefits of membership is knowing where my food comes from and who plans, plants, grows, harvests and delivers my food to me.

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