Vegetables should be a huge priority in gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band post op diet, just behind protein which should be the first priority. Starting at Stage 5, post op bariatric patients who are tolerating their diets should begin adding lettuce and soft cooked, low starch vegetables. When Stage 6 begins, you can add raw vegetables for more variety and texture in your diet.
Now that Thanksgiving is officially over, what do you do with all your leftover turkey? While repeating your Thanksgiving dinner is simple and delicious, after a few repetitions, most people are usually ready for some new flavors. We have gathered 5 ideas for using up your turkey leftovers that will get you back in the
Water is one of the things bariatric patients often overlook. Many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are often so concerned with the foods they are eating that they forget that drinking enough water is just as important. In fact, dehydration is the number one reason patients are readmitted to the hospital after
If you’ve ever wanted to try kickboxing, but you didn’t because you thought it was for professional looking athletes, ripped men, and super strong women, then this blog is for you. You don’t have to be a world class athlete to take up kickboxing. You just have to be willing to try something new and
Who doesn’t love a dinner that only needs one dish to cook? Combine that with healthy chicken and veggies and we have a winning recipe. This dish is great for a few reasons. First, it’s high in protein, which is a priority for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. Second, you can use
The FDA recently unveiled it’s updated version of the Nutrition Facts panel, the label on the back of packaged goods that lists macro- and micro- nutrients. Several changes have been made since the last version was released in 1994. We highlight the changes below and how they may impact bariatric patients. The total calories will
Memorial Day is upon us, and while it serves as a day to remember those who died in active military service for our country, it is customarily celebrated with family gatherings and BBQs. While traditional hamburgers and potato salad may be tasty, they aren’t exactly bariatric friendly. The bun and the potatoes add bulk and
Classic Italian flavors of tomatoes, cheese, and basil are delicious and totally crave worthy. But traditional Italian pasta and sauce meals are often one of the first meals to be eliminated after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery due to their high carbohydrate and calorie levels. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric
In addition to the standard hurricane preparedness practice of having water, money, gas, paper goods, flashlights, and batteries, bariatric patients should take a few minutes to make sure they have adequate food supplies for their post surgical diet. If your area weathers the storm well and there are no power outages, you can continue on
If you love the flavors of the Mediterranean, this recipe is for you. It’s got the creaminess of the Greek yogurt, the protein in the chicken, the crunch of the cucumber, and chickpeas because, well, why not. This recipe is ideal for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients for so many reasons.