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Remember that feeling right after you had your bariatric surgery and how fast you were losing the weight.  It was falling off !  One of the reasons why your scale moved so quickly was because you were in ketosis.  Did you know that there are many post bariatric surgery patients who are using a ketogenic lifestyle to get to their goal weight and maintain afterwards?

Just regular keto isn’t what bariatric clients need due to different caloric, fat and nutritional requirements due to decreased gastric capacity.  The anatomy is now different so the ketogenic goals need to be a bit different also.

We are all biochemically different which means that not one diet is perfect for everybody.  Our bariatric keto plan teaches you to use what works in your specific case and to leave the rest behind.  This is a way of eating which is more of a lifestyle and less of a diet.  We want you to use the bariatric keto plan to get to your weight loss goals but then stick with the guidelines because those same guidelines will allow you to maintain your weight loss.

Are you ready to try High Fat/ Low Carb ?  Bariatric style …. it’s time to talk about the ketogenic solution for bariatric patients.  

What can you expect from the Ketogenic Bariatric Plan ?  Imagine not having carb cravings any more!  This is not just another off the shelf ketogenic diet.  This is very different.  We give you a highly effective, time saving and yet simple Keto plan to follow.  Spend less time researching and in the kitchen, feel great and finally get that scale to shift in the right direction.

Keto can be difficult if you try to do it on your own.  There are those last minute grocery hauls … lots of confusion about keto-friendly foods in the supermarket.  You find yourself cooking the same thing over and over again.

Jump on the keto bandwagon and find out why so many others have taken the plunge and decided that the keto way of eating is the right way of eating.  Get off that plateau or weight loss stall and break through.

I believe in you.

BARIATRIC KETO PLAN

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

 

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins.

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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Are you suffering with heartburn or headaches ?  Are you having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning ? Do you feel unrested ?   Are you bloated or retaining water ?  These can by symptoms caused by the foods that you are eating. 

All of us will benefit with better, healthier digestion.  Today it is considered as one of the main things to address when we are working for an improved and healthier body.  “All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates.  Modern day diseases can begin in the gut due to poor lifestyle choices and a bad diet.

All of us are biochemically individual and so what can cause one person to feel digestive distress may not cause problems for another person.  Some of the foods which typically cause gas and bloating are: legumes and beans, fruits and vegetables, grains and dairy.  Here are some fruits and vegetables which are typically easier to digest: bananas, berries, beets, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, leafy greens, sweet potatoes and zucchini.  If you are having a hard time with fruits and vegetables you can always try preparing them by steaming or baking or cooking them.  This can make them easier to digest. 

There are some simple steps you can take if  you find that you are having a hard time with your digestive system even while eating a balanced diet.  You may still be having gas, bloating, allergies or a hard time losing weight.  Take these steps to help improve your digestion:

Don’t Drink and Eat Together:  Liquid dilutes stomach acid. It makes it harder to digest proteins in foods. It’s best to wait a half hour to an hour before and after meals to consume liquids.  It’s the bariatric golden rule.  Don’t eat and drink at the same time.

Food Combining: Eating the right combination of food can help optimize digestion.  The rules are simple.  Eat only one type of protein at each meal.  Don’t combine your eggs with bacon – just eat eggs or bacon or fish or chicken.  Don’t combine starches and proteins.  A typical example is eating a potato with your steak.  It can be harder to digest this combination for anyone with a compromised digestive system.  Another example is pasta with chicken.  Separate these foods in order to improve digestion.  

Intermittent Fasting:  Today intermittent fasting is becoming more and more popular. You don’t need to do a 3 day fast to experience the benefits of fasting.  You can do a 12 hour fast between dinner and breakfast and this will enable your body to rest and focus on other important functions such as cell regeneration instead of constantly digesting and assimilating and eliminating.  It gives your digestive system a little break between meals.  

Eat Less Sugar, Coffee and Alcohol:  Be careful when eating, drinking these stimulants.  They can compromise your digestion and leave you feeling bloated and gassy.  They affect your positive gut bacteria.  Sugar can feed bad gut bacteria. These stimulants can also leave you feeling tired and icky overall.

Drink More Water:  We are supposed to drink half of our body weight in water each and every day.  This means pounds of body weight to ounces of water – example 140 lbs should drink 70 ounces of water per day.  Drinking enough water helps with digestion and also with elimination.  

Chew Chew Chew:  Take your time and chew your food please.  Digestion begins in the mouth and if you don’t chew enough you are compromising your digestive system because it needs to work even harder to break down the food.  Take the time to eat and chew your food well to help digestion and to better enjoy the foods which you are eating.  

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

 

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins.

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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Are you struggling with digestive issues ?  This is one sure fire way to find out if you have an unbalanced gut or microbiome. Digestive issues often occur when your body doesn’t have the right balance of probiotics (good bacteria) it needs to effectively digest and absorb food.

Doesn’t the word “bacteria” sound so negative ?  Our body is host to trillions of bacteria and they mostly reside inside the gastrointestinal system.  This bacteria is in place to keep us healthy.  Sure we have plenty of good bacteria but we also have bad bacteria that resides alongside the good bacteria. An overgrowth of  bad bacteria is considered a compromised gut microbiome.

The good bacteria is often referred to as probiotics.  These healthy bacteria thrive on healthy food that we eat.  When we are bad to ourselves and eat the wrong things like refined and processed foods or too much sugar, we enable the bad guys to thrive.  This creates a gut microbiome imbalance.  

How do we feel when our microbiome is imbalanced or compromised ?  

gas, bloating, constipation, fatigue, skin issues, brain fog, headaches, allergies and the list goes on …. 

This is why it is so important to make sure that we have a healthy, thriving gut microbiome and to achieve this we need to consume foods which are high in probiotics and prebiotic fibers.

Bariatric patients have a very small pouch so it becomes even more important to take a good quality probiotic in conjunction with probiotic and prebiotic foods.

What are probiotics ?  These are your good gut bacteria and they are live bacteria that reside in your intestines.  Their health benefits are astounding.

What are prebiotics ?  Think about prebiotics as the foods that promote growth for the probiotics.  They are foods that contain non-digestible fiber compounds.

Examples of probiotic rich foods: apple cider vinegar, cheese, kefir, kimchi, kombucha, miso, sauerkraut, tamari, tempeh, yogurt

Examples of prebiotic rich foods:  apples, asparagus, bananas, barley, cocoa, chia seeds, chicory root, flaxseeds, leeks, raw garlic, onions.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins.

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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I hear a lot of chat about bougie sizes and which size is best.  Clients worry that their surgeon may have used a bigger or smaller size and this can cause a lot of anxiety and worry among the weight loss surgery community.  Bougie sizes come in these measurements/ 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 46, 60.   The measurement is like a guide that the surgeon uses to see how tight the sleeve will be.  The bougie is placed into the oral cavity – passed through the esophagus and down to the end of the stomach where it meets the pylorus.  When the surgeon is finished with the sleeve part of the surgery, the bougie is then removed again the same way and this may be the reasoning why some bariatric patients have a sore throat when they wake up.  

Many surgeons today will do a sewing line over the staple line which can also make the sleeve a bit tighter in some cases.  You can compare the different size of the bougies to the size of a regular Bic pen to a highlighter marker.  They are both the same shape and length but the highlighter is a bit thicker.  The most standard of bougie sizes are 32.  Surgeons should be open to discuss the bougie with you and explain their rationale as to why they prefer one size of bougie over another.  The good news is that it seems that bougie sizes after 3 years don’t make any real difference.  

Before VSG surgery, a stomach will hold around 32 to 48 ounces.  That’s 4 to 6 cups of food that fits into a regular stomach.

After VSG surgery, a stomach will hold 1 or 1.5 cups of food during a meal.  That is also the amount of food a VSG patient will be able to hold many years post surgery and possibly for life.  You will not be able to stretch out your stomach anywhere close to its original size.  Of course it will be up to the VSG patient to choose their foods wisely because even with a small stomach, weight gain can occur.  It will always depend on what types of food are being introduced into the sleeve.  Crunchy, slider type foods like crackers and cookies are a sure fire way to fill up the sleeve with high caloric low nutrient foods which are high in refined carbohydrates and sugars.  This will lead eventually to weight gain.

Depending on the type of food eaten, a fully matured sleeve will be able to hold 8 – 12 ounces of food at one seating.  It’s important that the food choices you are making are based on real, live, whole, natural, good quality food.  Eat your protein and vegetables first with a small serving of healthy fat.  Don’t eat refined or processed foods. Remember, your journey to health depends always on the choices you make.  I urge you to make healthy choices in order to reach your goals and maintain them.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins.

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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What do you feel when you have had a bad week with regard to weight loss or maintenance post bariatric surgery ?

I am talking about the kind of week where the scale stays stuck or goes up by a pound ?

Probably you are like most of us and you start blaming yourself. 

You believe it’s due to missing your workout last Thursday.

Or it is because you may have cheated by having that glass of wine with your best friend.

Or it is because you just were not following the rules close enough.

When it goes like this you begin to believe that you just aren’t cut out for this and you begin to question your commitment.

If you were more committed you would be seeing better results right ?

But that just isn’t true.  My definition of commitment is sticking it out for the long run – it doesn’t matter about the results you see at this very moment.  It’s about doing something each and every day to work towards your health goals.

That means that if the scale didn’t move this week it is not because of your commitment. That commitment doesn’t depend on only results.  It is a big decision to do what needs to be done to see you healthy and happy – REGARDLESS of what the scale says today.

Some days are going to be harder than others.  That happens.

I want you to know that I know how hard you are working to reach your goals and I know how truly committed you are to this process.

Keep on keeping on and moving forward through this journey.  You are going to achieve your goals. 

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins.

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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Diet culture is a system of meanings, values, and knowledge that supports interpretations of personal health choices as moral character.  Got it ?  Now let’s break it down.

Sometimes it becomes more important to talk less about what we eat and more about how important it can be to shift expectations and diet mentality post bariatric surgery to be truly content.  Sure, the body goes through a ton of change post surgery without a lot of work in the beginning but the real work is making the mental changes.  Your had your stomach operated on, not your head.  Can you get what I am trying to say ?

Now is the time to make peace with food and move forward to a place where you are not focused only on calories and macronutrients but you evolve to a place where you think more about moderation and flexibility and your new WOE *way of eating.  Making that mental change can be difficult but let’s talk about how we can get to a place where it is less complicated.

“I exercise because it makes me feel good and not only to burn calories”

If you just exercise and watch your fitbit to see how many calories have been burned instead of focusing on exercising for your health and how good it makes you feel, then you are going to burn out and hate exercise very soon.  Call your exercise time your self love time and take care of you.  Don’t make exercise a forced thing.  Move to the place where you can truly enjoy your exercise time.

“I enjoy practicing moderation and flexible dining”

Are you always counting calories? Are you always hungry ? Do you feel bad or guilty about the choices you make in the kitchen ? Are you constantly on a diet ?  If you are, you will grow weary and fatigued of the “diet mentality”.  We need to work past this place and not be at war with food.  

I know it’s not easy after a lifetime of dieting mentality but let’s make the steps today to try to be at peace with food. Breaking up is hard to do.   Don’t be so hard on yourself and remember, it’s 80/20 – 80% of the time we are working to make good food decisions and the other 20% of the time we can be “not so perfect”.  

Reach out if you have questions and congratulations for putting yourself first.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins.

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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We have all been reading the headlines and we all know now that sugar needs to be removed from our diets but that’s not to say that it’s easy to do.  Sugar is everywhere.  It has hundreds of different names and it’s hidden in so much of the food that we eat.  We need to understand why are brains are craving sugar.  If you are not experiencing wicked sugar cravings and you spend less time pining over it, then eating low sugar suddenly becomes a whole lot easier.  Removing sugar from our daily intake is hard and I am going to share some different ideas as to how you can do it and move forward.

Breakfast should include Protein.

In our supermarket, the cereal aisle is the one that stands out the most.  It’s a super simple way to eat breakfast BUT those same cereals are LOADED with refined sugars and they will set you up for a roller coaster ride with your blood sugars.  This will lead you to eat more sugar and then crave more sugar.  Get off the roller coaster and have a high protein breakfast in the form of a smoothie with Bariatric Protein Powder or two eggs and a half avocado.  You can boil the eggs and then add a bit of butter to them or scramble them with some mozzarella cheese and veggies.  

Don’t forget your healthy fats.

Healthy fats are going to stabilize blood glucose levels and this means less sugar crashes and less hunger.  Cut open an avocado or sprinkle some chia seeds in your smoothie.  Add a dash of coconut oil to your scrambled eggs or a pat of grass-fed butter to your fried eggs.  Eat healthy fat to feel more satisfied for a longer period of time.  

Cinnamon balances blood sugar.

Why not add a bit of cinnamon to your smoothie or coffee ?  Cinnamon is able to increase your cells sensitivity to insulin. Replace the sugar with sprinkle of cinnamon.

Be prepared for snacks.

Don’t let hunger derail your efforts to reduce your sugar consumption.  Makes sure to have snacks ready to go.  Nuts and seeds are easy to pack with some string cheese and some cut up veggies.  Always have something on hand so that you are prepared.  

Get sufficient sleep.

If you are tired, you are going to have sugar cravings.  One bad night of sleep can increase gherlin which is your hunger hormone.  Make sleep a priority.

Read labels.

Sugar is hidden everywhere.  It is in your bread and pasta sauce and “healthy cereal”.  Become a professional label reader.  Make sure that the food you purchase does not have any sugar hidden in it.  

It’s not easy try to go sugar free when sugar is in so much of the food we eat today.  Take control of your nutrition and try to shop on the outside of the supermarket.  That is where you will find the fresh food items like vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry and eggs.  

Reach out if you have questions and congratulations for putting yourself first.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins.

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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You are feeling hungry and you shuffle around your house searching for food.

You hit the kitchen, opening the fridge and the cupboards looking for something, anything that you can eat that’s on your “healthy post surgery eating plan”.  Ten minutes go by and you are still just standing there … looking because there is really nothing in the fridge or in the cupboards that is considered “good to eat”.

Please don’t panic because a lot of us have this exact same issue.  I want to applaud you because this just means that you care and that you are making perfect choices.  Instead of just eating “whatever”, you are looking for healthier options and sometimes that means going to the grocery store or opening up the freezer to defrost something.  Convenience foods like chips, crackers, chocolate, pop-tarts, ice-cream – are not a part of your new healthy eating plan and so that “grab and go” convenience is also not there any more. We need to plan more if we want to succeed and reach our weight loss and nutrition goals.  We may need to cook more or do more food prep to get ourselves through the week.  

Congratulations for making the right choices and for putting yourself first and not giving in to all that convenience.  This shows that you are taking care of you.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins.

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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I often recommend using low fat cooking spray in a lot of my recipes.  They are lower in calories than coating your pan in regular oils and we can always spritz our pans with a spray like “Pam” but why not make our own ?  I have been using cooking spray my entire adult life and a few years ago I learned how to make my own !  While on our quest to be healthy, why not revamp all of our habits ?  “Pam” is great but wouldn’t you like to spray your pan with  something that doesn’t contain a long list of commercially prepared ingredients ?    Take a look at that can next to your stove and read what the ingredients are.  You may be more motivated to spray your pans with something where you can actually pronounce the ingredients.  The homemade version contains no crazy additives or chemicals.

It’s so easy to make your own and you can add lots of different ingredients to get lots of different flavored sprays.  For a simple, easy spray you can add just olive oil and water.  You can add any oil that you like to cook with.  If you want your spray to have a specific flavor, you can add garlic or ginger or for a Chinese flavor, add some 5 spice.  There are so many different options that you can make.  

In order to make your own cooking spray, grab a spray bottle and add to it one part of oil to five parts of water.  You can choose the size of the bottle you make because now you know the specific quantities to add to your spray bottle. You can get an inexpensive spray bottle at the Dollar Store or you can upgrade your bottle to a pretty, glass one.  Don’t make too large a quantity as you will only be using it for two weeks prior to making up a new batch.  

How easy is that ?  a healthy cooking spray that you can make in about a minute of time.  Just remember that you will need to give it a good shake before you use it each time. It doesn’t contain chemical binders so the oil and water will not stay mixed together.   Have fun getting original with different flavors and store it in a dark cool location.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins.

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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I don’t want to sound mean but when we choose to improve our nutritional regimens we can sure get some messed up notions about food and nutrition.  I understand that and all the stuff we need to say to ourselves just to get by …  I don’t get too caught up in that stuff when I hear it but I want to share some of it with you because it’s going to bite us in the behind and we need to make it stop.

Let’s start a conversation about this.  You may disagree with me but that’s not a problem.  Let’s just get it out there and talk about it.  Let’s be sure not to undermine ourselves by the stories we tell ourselves and let’s be sure to put our goals first.  There are plenty of foods that nutritionally are superior than we are eating on a daily basis so why are we not eating them ?  It’s because we don’t really like them !

We are supposed to suddenly start to like “healthy stuff” that we hated prior to surgery ….  we actually believe that suddenly our tastes are going to change and like magic we are going to start to love spinach post bariatric surgery and the taste of french fries is not going to appeal to us.  How the heck is that supposed to happen ? 

You cannot just assume that when you start to make progress and move towards a healthier lifestyle that a magic switch will flip and you will suddenly love an array of foods that you could not stomach before.  If that happens to you, wow, tell us how you did it but for the most of us it’s not that easy.  We tend to gravitate towards specific foods but let’s make the effort to reach outside of our comfort zone for our health and nutrition.  Let’s try to take “said food” and add it with something we like to see if we like them better together.  Let’s just try two bites to see if we can accustom to the flavors.  You may not love that food but keep an open mind to see if we can appreciate the taste and texture if it’s prepared differently. 

Let’s say that you cannot eat that non flavored, greek yogurt which is on your post op diet guidelines.  Why not add it to the blender with some almond milk and some protein powder with a handful of berries and some stevia for sweetness.  This is a perfect example of how you can pair a food which you don’t fancy with something that you do like – Win. Win. 

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins.

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !