The Bariatric Foodie Pre-Op Prep Kit

Pre-OPS! Have you felt the love this week on Facebook and Twitter? We’ve been discussing the transition to surgery this week. We’ve talked about products you can check out, we’ve talked about perceptions and fears. We’ve even learned to make nummy S’mores protein pudding together! Now I have one more thing to help you prepare for your “bariatric afterlife.” I’m …

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Nik’s S’mores Protein Pudding (and Torani Sugar-Free S’mores Syrup Review!)

OBLIGATORY “FED” DISCLAIMER: Per Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines, Bariatric Foodie discloses that Torani provided the reviewed product free of charge for the purposes of this review. Bariatric Foodie publishes fair, unbiased reviews. The opinions expressed in this review are those solely of Bariatric Foodie and are opinions, which have not been reviewed by the Food & Drug Administration, and …

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OAC “Your Weight Matters” (#YWM2013) Conference Recap: Friday!

WARNING: There’s a lot to cover so this post is going to be LONG. Many of you got the moment-to-moment on Facebook and Twitter, but I wanted to give you a more in-depth look at what I did today! Meals Let’s start there because that’s pretty straight-forward. So far, OAC has been doing an excellent job of giving us healthy …

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Bariatric Foodie’s Best Resources for Weight Loss Surgery Pre-Ops

Before we get to the business of the day, have you read about the Bariatric Foodie “Play with My Food” Contest? If you haven’t, go check it out! You could win $50 in Amazon money just for playing with your food! And if you have any questions, here’s some additional clarification. Now, back to the order of the day. I’ve …

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From the BF Barbecue: Ronnie’s Crustless Spinach Quiche

It’s very rare that I am at a loss for words. You guys see me. I wrote whole BOOKS before I get to my recipe. For this dish I only have a few words: it is DAMN good! Wait, no I have a few more. A funny story. This is La Grande Diva: She HATES eggs. At the barbecue we’re …

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From the BF Barbecue: Wanda’s Berry Almond Quinoa Salad

So…quinoa was representing up in the barbecue! Although I must admit I’d never had it with fruit before. Julia’s Jerk Shrimp & Caribbean Quinoa also had fruit. I guess I need to play with my food, eh? Wanda says she got her recipe from this website. The only change Wanda made was to use sliced almonds. Otherwise, she stuck to …

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From the BF Barbecue: Julia’s Jerk Shrimp & Caribbean Quinoa Salad

This past weekend I held a BBQ for Baltimore-area Foodies. It was GREAT! My friend Margaret offered up her “ranch” (aka beautiful home near Frederick, MD) for the event and we all brought a WLS-friendly dish to enjoy. The only thing that bugs me about doing live events is that BF has a readership across the U.S. (and, according to …

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From a Guy’s Perspective

by Dana Epstein, (aka “The Foodie Guy”) Hi – I’m Dana… a guy named Dana.  A guy named Dana, who’s had weight-loss surgery (WLS). Why is that noteworthy?  Why, or to whom should that matter?  Well, WLS certainly isn’t unique to women, but I think you’ll agree that in terms of nutrition and metabolism, we’re (at least sometimes) somewhat different. …

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Foodie-sentials: Iron – Why Eating Your Spinach Isn’t Enough

(Check out last month’s article: The Sunshine Vitamin.) By Kelly Morris Despite non-op opinions to the contrary, luck doesn’t get you very far after weight loss surgery. If you want to be healthy and have energy, you need your vitamins and minerals, including iron.  We need adequate iron in order for our blood to carry oxygen to all our vital organs, …

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