Category Archive: Food & Drink Tips

May 16

Clean Up Your Act – You’ll Be Surprised

I’m sure there are many of you who stick to the rules. I did for two years. I never waivered. Then, I fell prey to what many weight-loss-surgery patients encounter — curiosity. What might I be able to eat, that’s a no-no? A little: Chocolate Bread Cookies As I pushed the limits more and more, …

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Feb 12

Eight Questions Five Months After Weight Loss Surgery

Back in Feb. of 2013, I had questions, lots of questions. I was just five months post weight-loss surgery and although I’d paid incredibly good attention during my six month educational period there was so much to remember and learn. I also experienced some challenges post-op that threw me for a loop. I wrote down …

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Jan 09

The Liquid Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

Ok, you’re finishing up your six months of prep for weight-loss-surgery. Don’t blow your progress now by failing to adhere to your medical team’s orders to follow an all-liquid, pre-weight-loss-surgery diet. Discuss your liquid diet carefully with your surgeon and nutritionist. It is usually recommended for seven to 14 days before surgery, and includes two types …

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Sep 30

7 Common Weight-Loss Surgery Nutritional Problems and Prevention Tips

Weight-loss surgery (WLS)  patients who promote the belief that surgery and life after are bliss are, in my opinion, either the luckiest people around or are not telling the whole truth. Living life post WLS takes effort and there are bumps in the road. I also believe successes and challenges are primarily related to nutrition. I’m …

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Sep 21

How Many Calories Should I Eat Pre-Weight-Loss Surgery

When my dietitian said, “You’re eating about 1,700 calories (my BMR) a day to maintain your (heavy) weight. We need to reduce that by 500 calories daily so you’re able to lose weight during the six-month, pre-op program,” I groaned. Wow, 1,200 calories? I didn’t want to diet. Been there, done that. But, I had …

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