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Mediterranean Omelette


This omelette is so easy and yummy and a delicious and a great way to get your protein whether its Breakfast , Lunch or Dinner

2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 2 Egg White
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Fresh Basil Leaf (diced)
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Onion (diced)
  • 2 Tablespoons Crumbled Feta
  • ¼ Cup Tomato (diced)
  • 2 tbsp sliced pitted Kalamata olives
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray

Directions:

  1. Spray a small frying pan with cooking spray and place red onion and spinach. Let it cook until spinach is just wilted.
  2. Mix egg, egg white, basil, water, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  3. Spray a medium frying pan with cooking spray and place the mixture in it, cook on low heat.
  4. Spread the egg mixture around by moving the pan in a circular motion.
  5. Add the feta, tomato , olives and spinach when the bottom side is cooked.
  6. Cook thoroughly, fold over and serve!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

Calories 178

Fat 8 g

Carbohydrates 19 g

Fiber 5 g

Protein 15 g

Sugars 2 g

Sodium 300 mg

Vitamin A 23%

Vitamin C 35%

Calcium 9%

Iron 6%

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Protein Drinks and Bars

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.

variety box


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

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Product Review

Shirataki Rice from Nutri Noodle

Today I am making sausage with peppers garlic onions and rice. I also added the Shirataki Rice to my recipe that I got from Bariatric Pal to try

So glad I did it’s made from oats and soy and it is pretty yummy.

great texture and it really is a good option to either add to a dinner or use in place if regular rice.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Daily Water – The On Going Struggle

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

How do you get more water ? comment below

Sharing This – Make your own SF Salad Dressings — from Part Time Vegan- Flexitarian For Life

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

Make your own SF Salad Dressings — Part Time Vegan- Flexitarian For Life

Make your own SF Salad Dressings — Recipes from a Blog called – Part Time Vegan- Flexitarian For Life

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 […]

Make your own SF Salad Dressings — Part Time Vegan- Flexitarian For Life

Product Review-From Bariatric Pal -Legendary FoodsToaster Pastry

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Today I am testing the Toaster Pastry similar to what we may have ate as a kid, but this is low sugar and low carb !!

Eat like a kid again without the guilt!

I am testing the Strawberry filled Toaster Pastry by Legendary Foods

I find it a good option to the original version that is loaded with refined sugar 14 g of sugar and 210 calories and 6g of fat in the old childhood version and 2 g protein 37gram of carbs

Legendary Foods version is a lot different – 170 calories 21 gram of carb – 4g net carbs <1g sugar and 9 gram of protein and 8 grm fiber the fat content is a bit higher coming in at

Tasty, macro-friendly pop tart alternative. Meet the Legendary low carb toaster pastry. 3 – 4g net carbs per pastry. Fewer carbs than a carrot!

Low-Carb Strawberry Toaster Tasty Pastry by Legendary Foods Highlights:

  • 9g Protein
  • 4g Net Carbs
  • <1g Sugar
  • 8g fiber
  • 170 Calories
  • 13g Fat
  • Legendary Tasty Pastry is a soft, sweet, and delicious snack.
  • Enjoy the taste of your childhood without the sugar.
  • Eat right out of the wrapper or lightly toast for a warm experience.

DISCOUNT CODE.

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Mini Meatloaf’s and Green Beans

For the Mini Meatloaves:

  • 1lb ground beef, I use 93/7
  • 1 large onion grated right into the meat
  • 1/2 cup GF breadcrumbs I use 4C brand seasoned
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons sugar-free low sodium ketchup I use G Hughes SF ketchup I bought from BariatricPal delicious – set aside 2 tablespoons to top meatloaf\’s the rest goes in meatloaf mix
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons beefy onion soup mix, I use Lipton
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 mini mozzarella balls called pearls
  • black pepper
  • fresh parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese optional

For the Green Beans:

  • 4 cups fresh green beans, washed and ends trimmed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Steps to make

  • Preheat oven to 400° F and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking
  • Combine all ingredients for the meatloaf’s
  • Shape into 8 loaves. (I weighed the mixture and divided by 8 so I would come out with 8 equal loaves.)
  • Place cheese into each meatloaf and wrap tightly making sure none of the cheese is exposed.
  • Place onto sheet pans on the upper half of the pan.

After 10 minutes of cooking meatloaf’s – remove pan and add the green beans to pan and finish baking

  • In a medium bowl, place green beans and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Place green beans in between the meatloaves
  • Place ketchup onto the top of each meatloaf

Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatloaves reaches 165° F

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BariatricPal Cupcakes ! YES PLEASE

BariatricPal Cupcakes

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Bake at 350° until golden brown.
  • Spread frosting (below) over each cupcake once cooled

Frosting

  • 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.
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter I love Jiff
  • 1/8 cup butter spray

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Nutrition per cupcake

Calories 81

Fat 3 gram

Carbs 5 gram

Protein 5 gram

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ENJOY !!!!

Scale Obsession

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

I have lost 3 of these piles = 66 plus 10 = 76 lbs —- I recently gained back 7 lbs since Covid 19 and not going to gym time to get my ass back in gear and not be hard on myself – I still have 2 more stacks of 22 to go to reach goal

Weight Loss Surgery Over Age 50

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
    • Hypertension
    • Fatty liver disease
    • High cholesterol
    • Sleep apnea
    • Decreased cancer risk
    • PCOS
    • Asthma
    • Migraine
    • Join pain
    • Depression and other psychosocial problems
    • Infertility
    • Low testosterone: Gastric sleeve can naturally lead to increased testosterone level 
    • Urinary incontinence 
    • Gout

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:
      • Hypertension
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Fatty liver disease, or 
      • Hyperlipidemia 



references

JAMA https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/269868

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2707461

AARP

https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2019/bariatric-surgery-safe-for-older-patients.html