I just can't believe I used to eat some of this food shown here. Thank got now, even if I wanted, I can't do it because of the operation. But at least, this should be an eye opener for anyone thinking of getting the procedure done. (Link)
Snacking is part of our lifes, before and after weight loss surgery. I just love to snack around, but I have learned to snack wisely. A few hours ago, I was shopping at my local grocery store, and I ran into a bag of Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame, lightly salted. Let me tell you, they are amazing !
You should know that after gastric bypass and any weight loss surgery, the intake of extra amount of protein is most important. This high protein, low fat snack is ideal. Also, it is dry to the mouth, so you eat them one at a time, and you will get full faster than you think.
High protein. Low carb. Rich in isoflavones. 70% Less fat and 40% more protein than peanuts. If you can't find it in your local grocery store, Amazon has it here at a very good price.
No matter what you have heard about Fast Food and dieting after Gastric Bypass surgery, there is nothing bad in having a burger and some fries. Of course, it gets ugly when you do it every day, or do not balance your diet.
You will also have to look into how will tolerate that extra fat, so you will have to take it easy before you get that quarter pound down. In my particular case, I just started snacking around my friends Big Macs, a few months after I had my operation. Then I finally found my “Fast Food Comfort Level".
I found this useful blog post that shows the facts about fat, sodium, carbs and other food variables you should consider before driving thru your favorite junk station.
Once again, the Evil in fast food is not in that particular meal, but in the frequency you let Ronald McDonald’s get in your car. Enjoy! (Visit Here)
Before you read this post, keep in mind that after Gastric Bypass Surgery, it will be always easier to drink than to eat... but do not underestimate the liquid calories!
Are you drinking yourself fat? "Liquid candy" to detractors, sweetened soft drinks are so ubiquitous
that they contribute about 10 percent of the calories in the American
diet, according to government data. Highly concentrated starches and sugars promote overeating, and the granddaddy of them all is sugar-sweetened beverages. (Read more)
Everyone knows the keys to losing weight: Eat less and exercise more. Sounds simple enough, but in the context of real life and its demands, it can be anything but simple. So how do successful losers do it? To find out, WebMD asked experts across the country for their best diet tips.
Here is the list. I agree on some of them, but not on all. As The Diet Blog also writes today for example, ordering a children menu at restaurants is not a healthy alternative, since you will only find fried and fat loaded foods like nuggets and pizza.
Two exercise physiologists presenting at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 11th-annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition in Dallas, Texas. Wendy Repovich, Ph.D., FACSM, and Janet Peterson, Dr.P.H., FACSM, set out to debunk the "Top 10 Nutrition Myths."
10. Eating carbohydrates makes you fat. Cutting carbs from your diet may have short-term weight loss benefits due to water loss from a decrease in carbohydrate stores, but eating carbs in moderation does not directly lead to weight gain. The body uses carbs for energy, and going too long without them can cause lethargy.
9. Drink eight, 8-oz. glasses of water per day. You should replace water lost through breathing, excrement and sweating each day - but that doesn't necessarily total 64 ounces of water. It's hard to measure the exact amount of water you have consumed daily in food and drink, but if your urine is pale yellow, you're doing a good job. If it's a darker yellow, drink more H2O.
8. Brown grain products are whole grain products. Brown dyes and additives can give foods the deceiving appearance of whole grain. Read labels to be sure a food is whole grain, and try to get three-ounce equivalents of whole grains per day to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. 7. Eating eggs will raise your cholesterol. This myth began because egg yolks have the most concentrated amount of cholesterol of any food. However, there's not enough cholesterol there to pose health risks if eggs are eaten in moderation. Studies suggest that eating one egg per day will not raise cholesterol levels and that eggs are actually a great source of nutrients.
6. All alcohol is bad for you. Again, moderation is key. Six ounces of wine and 12 ounces of beer are considered moderate amounts, and should not pose any adverse health effects to the average healthy adult. All alcohol is an anticoagulant and red wine also contains antioxidants, so drinking a small amount daily can be beneficial.
5. Vitamin supplements are necessary for everyone. If you eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, along with moderate amounts of a variety of low-fat dairy and protein and the right quantity of calories, you don't need to supplement. Most Americans do not, so a multi-vitamin might be good. Special vitamin supplements are also recommended for people who are pregnant or have nutritional disorders.
4. Consuming extra protein is necessary to build muscle mass. Contrary to claims of some protein supplement companies, consuming extra protein does nothing to bulk up muscle unless you are also doing significant weight training at the same time. Even then the increased requirement can easily come from food. A potential problem with supplements is the body has to work overtime to get rid of excess protein, and can become distressed as a result. 3. Eating fiber causes problems if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). There are two kinds of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber can cause problems in IBS sufferers; soluble fiber, however, is more easily absorbed by the body and helps prevent constipation for those with IBS. Soluble fiber is found in most grains. 2. Eating immediately after a workout will improve recovery. Endurance athletes need to take in carbohydrates immediately after a workout to replace glycogen stores, and a small amount of protein with the drink enhances the effect. Drinking low-fat chocolate milk or a carbohydrate drink, like Gatorade, is better for the body, as they replace glycogen stores lost during exercise. Protein is not going to help build muscle, so strength athletes do not need to eat immediately following their workout. 1. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by eating foods low on the glycemic index. High levels of glucose are not what "cause" diabetes; the disease is caused by the body's resistance to insulin. Foods high on the glycemic index can cause glucose levels to spike, but this is just an indicator of the presence of diabetes, not the root cause.
Another reason why it is so important to take all your vitamins after Gastric Bypass Surgery. I just can’t stress is enough. A new study finds that some obese people who have weight-loss surgery, particularly younger women, develop a neurological condition most often seen in severe alcoholics and linked to a vitamin deficiency. (Read Here)
I found this great "healthy food hot list" consisting of the 29 food that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet.
Why is this list so important ? Because you should never forget that when you undergo weight loss surgery, the operation takes place in your body, not in your mind. I just can’t stress enough how important it is for you to change your eating habits. So, let’s start with familiarizing ourselves with the top 29 healthiest foods on this planet!