Iron Will

Iron Will By Paul Corley To this day, I have a hard time calling myself an athlete. To me Ryan Hall (marathon runner), Craig Alexander (Triathlete) and Cadel Evans (cyclist)  are real athletes. But after having completed a Half Ironman, Nik tells me I am an athlete. She also said my story might motivate others, which is why I’m telling it now. After …

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What Vitamins Should Duodenal Switch Patients Take?

Not a Duodenal Switch patient? Check out: What vitamins should RNY patients take? What vitamins should Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band) patients take? What vitamins should Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy patients take? The Duodenal Switch (DS) is both a restrictive and a malabsorptive surgery. The smaller stomach helps patients eat less food and the rearrangement of the intestine causes them not to …

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Halloween Protein Shakes: Peanut Butter Cup

  I miss candy. I really do. I won’t even lie about it. Thankfully (?) my surgeon gave me the kind of very special RNY pouch that does not like real sugar. And I also have the kind of pouch that hates sugar alcohols (of which sugar-free candies have a lot). So…I miss candy. Especially at Halloween. Back in the …

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Foodie Review: Whey Low

(Check out last month’s article: Trader Joe’s Vanilla Soy Protein) Foodie Review: Whey Low vs. Splenda (Every time I read that, the end of the dance scene from Greas pops into my head: How low can you go? How low can you go? How loooooow can you goooooo? Eht-ehm…moving on…) After my RNY my palate became a little touchy, especially where artificial …

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BF Pick 3: Ode to Eggs

Apparently it is World Egg Day. (No, really, look it up for yourself if you don’t believe me!) Anyone who has read this blog awhile knows I LOVE eggs. I was so thankful I could tolerate them. So in honor of World Egg Day here are my top 3 fave BF egg recipes! Mexican Egg Casserole Some people make quiches. …

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Sausage Quinoa & Roasted Veggie Soup

This soup is not for the faint at heart. No…this soup is chocked full of nutrients and protein. This soup is soup for people who love their bodies and respect their souls. Yes, it’s that good. I don’t usually brag on my food (lies!) but I made this soup wanting to have some relief against the cold front that hit …

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BF Brunch for Two: Nik’s Farmers Market Scramble

 I say brunch for two because this will feed a non-op and a post-op. So if your spouse (or bf/gf/bff or whatever other relational acronym you’d like to eat with) loves veggies and you can tolerate veggies and eggs, this is a winner for a lazy Sunday morning. You can, of course, sub in any veggies you like or find you …

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Nik’s Pumpkin Chili

I would just like to note that this recipe was developed before the food industry decided to “pumpkin all the things” (as Shannon, your friendly neighborhood BF Facebook manager likes to say). I mean honestly! I went to the grocery store the other day and they had an entire wall of pumpkin products. Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin beverages, pumpkin …

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Kyle’s Pumpkin Protein Bread

It’s October!!!! And what does October mean? PUMPKINS!!!! (Ok, forgive me…I had a lot of coffee this morning AND I took my B12 shot so I may be a bit hyper.) This month we are going to celebrate all things pumpkin. I’ll be highlighting classic pumpkin recipes already on the blog, sharing new ones and lifting up YOUR favorite pumpkin …

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Pumpkin Chai Protein Shake

So you might remember that I made some pumpkin protein shake starters the other day. I’m just now getting around to using them! It’s not that I didn’t want to use them. I’ve just been testing one of the shake flavors that will be included in the 2012 Bariatric Foodie Holiday Survival Kit (those of you who ordered last year …

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