The 2017 Bariatric Foodie No-Flour, Low-Sugar Cookie Collection

C is for COOKIES! Yayyyyy! It’s that time again, Foodies. Now I’ve posted several cookie recipes over the years, but last year was the first year I released an official “cookie collection” with an e-book download. (Pssst…if you missed last year’s, go here and get it!) You guys seemed to like that. So I’m doing it again! But first, let’s …

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Nik & Shannon’s Must-Have WLS Christmas List!

\ This post contains affiliate links. Ah…Christmas! The lights. The parties. The gifts! Now that I (Nik) am almost 10 years post-op, I have a bunch of gadgets geared toward healthy living. But still, they come out with new stuff every year! This year, my Bariatric Foodie Live co-host, Shannon, and I put our heads together and made a list …

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2017 Black Friday Deals for WLS Patients!

Happy day after Turkey Day! How’d you do? Did you eat reasonably? Did you enjoy family and friends? Did you get to participate in your favorite holiday traditions? I hope you did! And if it wasn’t such a great day…well…at least it’s over now. Today is Black Friday, aka “the day Nik stays the hell out of most physical retail locations.” The older …

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Product Review: Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Stuffing Mix

You guys were relentless about this cauliflower stuffing. You wrote me. You messaged me on Facebook. You responded to posts. “Nikki, try the Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Stuffing Mix,” you said. “We need to know how it is!” you said. I am nothing if not at your service. So here we are. WARNING: There are no process pictures for this review …

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Product Review: BariatricPal Protein One

This review was sponsored by BariatricPal. All opinions expressed are my own! Protein. Multi-vitamins. Fiber. BariatricPal’s new Protein One. We’ve got a lot to talk about. Grab a latte. I’ll wait. You back? Good! New post-ops. Do you know how spoiled you are? Lemme tell you what life was like when I was a new post-op. There three…maybe four…protein companies …

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Olive Garden Knock-Off: Tilapia Piccatta

Olive Garden and I have a very fragile relationship. But I do have to admit, it’s been getting better. There used to be zero dishes I could order straight off the menu (keep in mind I’m nine years post-op folks). Nowadays there are a few, or at least enough that I now have an Olive Garden Eating Guide available. But …

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Three LIES we tell ourselves about healthy eating

At the risk of sounding like a hater…when we start to eat healthfully we get some really screwed up notions about eating. And I get it. The things we have to tell ourselves to get by and yadda. Usually I don’t make much of some of the beliefs I hear expressed. But, frankly, some of them are biting us in …

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Product Review: Good Measures

(Two disclaimers: First…this review is hella long but WORTH IT! Especially if you don’t currently see a bariatric dietitian and need help getting your eating back on track. But let’s keep it real…you might need to read it in chunks. But do read it! Second, this review was sponsored by Good Measures, however, as always, all opinions are my own …

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5 Signs You Need to See a Bariatric Dietitian

I’m going to make a confession. Working with a dietitian, historically, has not been one of my favorite parts of the bariatric journey. I’m a rebel, Foodies! I don’t want anyone telling me what to do. And telling me what to EAT? Get outta here! But if there’s one truth I’ve had to accept above all others in my 9+ …

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