Have you ever bought a big bag of fresh spinach and then realized you still have a bunch of left that’s in danger of going bad before you plan to use it? We’ve got some ideas on how to use the spinach by incorporating it into your high protein, low carbohydrate bariatric friendly meals.
A team of researchers is making a case for healthcare providers to consider monitoring waist circumference as a vital sign in addition to BMI.
Radishes may be a vegetable you aren’t very familiar with. Maybe they were just that vegetable you pushed to the side when you ate a salad or saw on your plate as a garnish at a restaurant. But radishes can be a vegetable that can stand on their own. In fact, for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients they can be a good choice.
Whether you are at home, at work, or on the go this high protein gastric sleeve friendly lunch will be both delicious and good for you. Packed with tuna, avocado, lemon juice, and spices, you can whip this Tuna Avocado Smash Up together in under 5 minutes.
Ground meats are often well tolerated by gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. They are readily available, cook quickly, and are quite versatile. You can make them in recipes that add moisture so that they are more easily tolerated than dry meats like chicken breast or steak.
Olive oil or "light" olive oil is different. "Light" olive oil is not light in calories, but lighter in flavor. Light olive oil and regular olive oil are usually a blend of extra virgin olive oils and refined olive oils. Refined olive oils are usually made using chemicals and/or heat to remove flaws in the olives. A lighter-colored oil with a more neutral flavor is achieved.
This Friday is Good Friday, an important day for Catholics. In observance of Good Friday, many Catholics do not eat beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and other meats. For weight loss surgery patients, that can greatly limit their choices for high quality proteins to help them meet their daily protein goal (usually around 60-80 grams of protein) after bariatric surgery. Consuming adequate protein is crucial for maintaining muscle mass while losing weight.
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.
Many of Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients incorporate cauliflower rice into their post bariatric surgery diet. It tastes good, it’s low in carbohydrates, low in calories, and it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber.