Lower-Carb Orange Bars

As I munched blissfully on one of said orange bars this morning, I couldn’t help but wonder to myself, “Nik…why do you insist on baking things during the summer?” I mean, sure, we had a cool snap for a few weeks. Then the great flood. (I am starting to forgive Noah for not picking me up…) But now it’s summer. …

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Three steps to taking a compliment after massive weight loss: A no-fail guide

Far too many post-ops do NOT know how to accept a compliment. I’ve learned this in my 10 years since surgery. It’s actually fairly important that you do learn to accept a compliment, mostly because it’s a part of being respectful of others, but also it’s an important part of building up your self-esteem. So let’s start with the three-step method …

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Smoky, Spicy (and vegan!) Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I admit, I’ve been sitting on this one a while. Of course, there’s a story. So in my family we observe the season of Lent (traditionally though of as the 40-ish days preceding Easter). I’ve always made a Lent promise, which can also be called a Lenten sacrifice. Long story short: you give up something you like for Lent. Now …

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Crispy, Cheesy, Garlicky Cauliflower Tots

So let’s file this under, “technically I could have bought these from the frozen section, but what fun would that be?” Because honestly. What fun would that be? Seriously though. There are a few good reasons to make your own cauliflower tots. If you like a specific flavor to them. (For example, I like a little heat in mine). If you …

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In memory of Mama Foodie

My mother was a goddess. She had to be, after all, to raise a stubborn, willful child like me. She was a force of nature. Like the wind. Like fire. Like water. Like earth. She was so remarkable, that I have decided this year (as of this writing, it is 2018) to start this post about her and add to …

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Product Review: Celebrate Vitamins Calcium Citrate Soft Chews

Oh, calcium! You are the supplement I most forget! Can Celebrate Calcium Citrate Soft Chews be the answer? First off, don’t even ask me why I forget my calcium so often. I remember my daily multi-vitamins. I remember my iron. I remember my B12 (unless I forget it). And, for the most part, I remember calcium. I just sometimes don’t …

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The Bariatric Foodie Pledge Calendar!

Download the calendar and put the dates in your phone! This is the official 2018 Bariatric Foodie Pledge calendar. The dates in orange are pledge dates. The dates in green are check-in dates. Please note that all dates are in Eastern Standard Time. Please adjust for your own time zone! If you need to sign up for the 2018 Bariatric Foodie …

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Product Review: GoGirl Resolve Online Fitness Program

It’s not food!!! Sorry…I get a little giddy about non-food, non-drink, non-ingest something type reviews. Plus…I love getting my move on! But. In the interest of full disclosure, I did have to enlist help to do this review. About the time I was to review this fitness program, I had surgery and it took a bit more out of me …

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The 2018 Bariatric Foodie Pledge “Winner Takes All” Grand Prize

This is it. The BIG prize! At the end of the 2018 Bariatric Foodie Pledge, one hard-working participant will win the “Winner Takes All” Grand Prize. How do you qualify? Simple: Sign-up to participate in the 2018 Bariatric Foodie Pledge Participate all four weeks by submitting a pledge and a check-in Take part in the Grand Prize Week competition Do that and …

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