Soda is the guilty pleasure of many Americans, both young and old. Aside from water, soda is the most consumed beverage, beating out milk, coffee, tea, and beer.
Southwestern flavors are often a big hit. Turkey is a great choice for a southwestern inspired meal as the meat is often bland on its own and the spices add a nice flavor. While tacos are usually eaten with a corn or flour shell or tortilla, those add carbohydrates. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients can get the taco flavors they love with fewer carbs by making a skillet meal instead.
Normally 4th of July is a day to gather with family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy cookouts and fireworks and celebrate the birth of America. For most of the country, 4th of July in 2020 will be a little different. As social distancing is encouraged and gathering is discouraged, our regular plans to celebrate Independence Day will have to change. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients can use this change to find different ways to celebrate that are less centered around food and encourage more physical activity.
Hamburgers are ubiquitous in American cuisine. From $1 fast food burgers to the $5000 wagyu beef burger splurge found in Las Vegas to everything in between, hamburgers can be found in innumerable iterations to fit everyone’s taste and diet. That can include the diets of gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients following their weight loss diet.
Who doesn’t love a one pan meal? And how about a dish that works just as well for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Now combine those and you get a one pan meal that is perfect for any meal.
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.
Canned chicken is a staple in most bariatric cupboards. It’s shelf-stable. It’s high in protein. It’s low in fat. And very importantly, it’s got zero carbs. All of these things together make canned chicken a good choice for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients on a weight loss diet and those maintaining their post bariatric surgery weight loss.
As the COVID-19 virus pandemic reshapes the world around us seemingly daily, one thing that is certain is that our normal lives have been disrupted. Many bariatric patients rely on the structure of their post-surgical eating and exercise regimes to stay on track with their weight loss. For many, that has been sidelined. While your trips to the gym or class may be put on hold for now, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients still need to fit exercise into their bariatric lifestyles.
A team of researchers is making a case for healthcare providers to consider monitoring waist circumference as a vital sign in addition to BMI.