So I wanted to try some new flavors So I bought some protein ready mix drinks and I also got a variety pack of protein bars. I think the variety pack is a great way to try many flavors.
I really liked the flavor of the coffee flavor it’s not too strong and taste like a creamy cold coffee and the vanilla had a rich vanilla taste.
The protein bars surprised me. They were very filling and tastes far better than I was expecting .What I did not like was the 5-6-7 even 8 grams of sugar per bar. I think they could have used Stevia or something sugar-free. it sat ok with me it just is to much sugar for me as I’m trying to avoid it as much as possible. But it’s definitely a far better option to say a cliff hanger bar. Which tastes great but also too much sugar.
so I tried the Keto
low sugar low but higher in fat bar
For now I’m going to think of a protein bar as a now and then treat. but read your labels or bake your own ……
stay tuned for a recipe later this week on making our own bars
if you want to try any products below is my coupon code to save you 15 percent on your first order.
If you have had a sleeve gastrectomy or any other weight loss surgery, it’s important you consume enough water to stay hydrated after your weight loss surgery.Water helps your body:- metabolize fat and reduce fat deposits- keep hydrated without extra calories- function as usual- digest your food and get rid of waste.
It is recommend drinking 2 liters of water a day I still struggle with this on a daily basis.
I am lucky to get one liter a day which is aprx 33 oz
French Dressing Ingredients 4 tablespoons tomato paste 3 ½ tablespoons Splenda® Allulose Sweetener ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 clove garlic, grated 1 teaspoon yellow mustard ¼ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ cup water Instructions 1. In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together vigorously. Taste, and ……. click link below for full recipe
French Dressing Ingredients 4 tablespoons tomato paste 3 ½ tablespoons Splenda® Allulose Sweetener ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 clove garlic, grated 1 teaspoon yellow mustard ¼ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ cup water Instructions 1. In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together vigorously. Taste, and […]
I never thought I’d eat a protein sugar free cupcake and like it!
But i do and i am sharing the recipe on here. Over the past few months I’ve received more and more requests for sugar free cupcakes from my fellow sleevers and all bariatric patients in general
And I totally get it. We cant eat sugar and those who can are still a bit sugar sensitive.
Some people have a medical reason for watching their sugar intake (i.e. bariatric patients, thoses with diabetes, liver problems, etc.). Others are choosing to limit their sugar intake for personal reasons (i.e. keto, paleo, or atkins diet).
Whatever your reason, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a sweet treat now and then. And I am working on various recipes, this one has protein in it and uses a pancake mix for the batter….. yep thats right pancake mix
1 package BariatricPal chocolate Chip Pancake mix
6 tbsp. peanut butter
1/4 cup butter spray
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. Splenda brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine all ingredients.
Bake at 350° until golden brown.
Spread frosting (below) over each cupcake once cooled
2 packages Bariatric Pal Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake/Pudding or your favorite flavor if you dont like chocolate and pb use just the chocolate or add 1 teaspoon instant coffee to the chocolate its a yummy mocha flavor.
Scale Obsession- What Does Your Weight Loss Compare To?
Are you like many WLS patients who have a love/hate relationship with scale obsession …. You know what I mean. You weigh yourself each day, sometimes a few times a day, and are obsessed with what the numbers staring back at you reflect or do not reflect.
I am having a new resolution for 2021 Embracing my inner scale obsession and weigh yourself today and view the weight loss comparison information below. What is your weight loss equivalent to?
Be proud of how far you have come after all the scale moving to lower numbers is a good thing even if its slowed or stopped for a bit…..
1 pound= a loaf of bread 3 pounds= a bag of clementines 8 pounds= a human head 10 pounds= a bag of Russet potatoes 15 pounds= a George Foreman Next Generation Grill 20 pounds= an automobile tire 40 pounds= a 5-gallon bottle of water 50 pounds= large bag of dog food 60 pounds= 240 sticks of butter 75 pounds= a gold brick 80 pounds= 40 two pound bags of carrot 85 pounds= 17 watermelons 90 pounds= 60 dozen eggs 95 pounds= an average sized recliner chair 100 pounds= 18,000 quarters 105 pounds= the amount of red meat that the average American eats each year 110 Pounds= average model who is 5’10 120 pounds= amount of trash you throw away in a month 125 pounds= the world’s largest cabbage 140 pounds= the amount of refined sugar an average American eats in a year 150 pounds= the complete Oxford English Dictionary 175 pounds= Average adult man 5’10 200 pounds= a typical refrigerator 300 pounds= an average football lineman
Weight-Loss Surgery Can Benefit People In Their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s
New research shows it could significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke for patients with type 2 diabetes
Recent studies show that bariatric surgery may be safe for those in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and even for some in their 80s, and that it may significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke for patients who already have type 2 diabetes.
“In the last 10 years bariatric surgery has become one of the safest operations you can undergo regardless of what age you are,” says Christine Ren-Fielding, M.D., chief of the New York University Langone weight-management program. As she describes it, much has also changed since the days when the procedure was thought of as a sign of weakness, or a surgical copout for those who couldn’t stick to a diet.
The procedure, that I had the sleeve is now usually done through small laparoscopic incisions, has become more efficient at keeping pounds off. The recovery period has also shrunk, with patients often going home within a day or 2. With sleeve and bypass 2-3 days — unlike the week they used to spend in the hospital.
For me personally I wish I would have thought of it 5-10 years earlier. I was not always heavy, I was in great shape at one time but living with so many bone and joint issue from osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis and osteonecrosis . I became less mobile and so I stuffed my feelings with food. and all I was doing was killing my bones and self a bit more everyday.
I had gastric sleeve in 2018 and it’s nit easy. It’s even harder in a pandemic. No gym, just staying home more is why so many are falling off the bariatric wagon ….
Right now is challenging for many.
But weight loss surgery was a safe procedure I chose for me. And so grateful I did. I went from 7 pills to 2
I feel good bones hurt less and I am did this for me.
Talk to your local weight loss surgery center if you are interested in bariatric surgery to help get your life back. it’s not easy. It it’s worth it
The Gastric Sleeve Surgery (or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) is a bariatric procedure that removes 75-80% of the stomach. It is now the most commonly performed bariatric procedure in United States and worldwide.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery brings profound changes to life!
Overall improved quality of life
Excess weight loss of about 60-70% within one year of surgery
Remission or improvement of obesity related health conditions such as diabetes mellitus type II, hypertension, sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, joint pain, and hyperlipidemia
Desire to eat decreases
Reduction in hunger sensation
How Gastric Sleeve surgery is performed
Small incisions were made in my abdominal wall for the insertion of small trocars
The stomach is inspected and the blood vessels to the lateral side of stomach are divided
A Bougie tube is inserted into the stomach and serves as a sizer for the new stomach
The stapler is used to divide the stomach into two parts
Continuous firing of the stapler is used to divide the stomach and your new stomach is about 65-75 percent smaller .
Weight Loss Facts How much weight will I lose after the Gastric Sleeve? Approximately
On average, people lose about 60-70% of their excess weight
The first 2 weeks: 10-16 pounds; most patients lose about one pound a day
The first 3 months: 35 of excess weight loss
The first 6 months: 50 of excess weight loss
The first year: 60 of excess weight loss
Most people reach their lowest weight 12-24 months after surgery
The Gastric Sleeve success rate is approximately 80 %
results vary nit every one will go in at 300 pounds and a year or 2 later look like a super model. There’s loose skin, not always meeting goals. But any weight loss is worth it in my opinion
Improvement of Obesity Related Health Problems
Large clinical trials and studies have proven gastric sleeve surgery lead to resolution or improvement of many obesity related health problems such as:
Type 2 diabetes: Most studies indicated that 60-80% of patients with type 2 diabetes could achieve disease remission or improvement after gastric sleeve surgery
Fatty liver disease
Decreased cancer risk
Depression and other psychosocial problems
Low testosterone: Gastric sleeve can naturally lead to increased testosterone level
Eligibility and Insurance Coverage
Most insurance companies cover bariatric surgery, when you meet the following criteria:
BMI greater than 40, or
BMI of 35-39.9 with one of the obesity related health problems such as: