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How to Roast Vegetables

Raise your hand if the very thought of the aroma of roasted veggies in your oven gives your heart a little pitter-patter. I pittered. I pattered. Roasting vegetables is one of the easiest ways to make them approachable, especially to humans of the smaller variety. They smell amazing and they taste even better, since the process of roasting caramelizes the veggies …

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Five Not-So-Stupid Questions About Life After Weight Loss Surgery

The first thing I need to say is that there are absolutely NO stupid questions after weight loss surgery. There are only unasked questions that can lead to problems! Here are five questions folks tend to preface with “This may be a stupid question but…” But here’s the deal. I don’t want the conversation to end here! If you have …

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How to Make Zoodles

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Why Vitamin B-12 is Important After Weight Loss Surgery

Of all the vitamins I take on a day-to-day basis, I will admit Vitamin B-12 baffled me the longest. I wasn’t sure why I had to take it in the first place and why I had to take it in a specific way (more on that in a moment). If you’re anything like me, understanding the why is important to …

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How to Calculate your % of Excess Body Weight Lost

The scale? Is the DEBBIL! Well wait. Let me qualify that statement. If the scale is tumbling in a downward motion, showing you consistent and impressive losses day after day, week after week, without interruption, then the scale probably isn’t the DEBBIL to you. And then there’s the rest of us. True fact. I actually no longer own a scale. …

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How to Get the Biggest Protein Bang for Your Buck

Tell me if this has ever happened to you. You’re trying to choose between one protein and another. You like both of them just fine, it’s just that you don’t have the budget to buy both. You want to get the most bang for your buck, but it’s hard to tell which protein is the better value. Sometimes the container …

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5 Hacks to Make Healthy Living Easier

Happy New Year! If you’re anything like me, the new year is a chance to re-energize your commitment to stay healthy. Keeping that in mind here are 5 hacks (or ridiculously simple tips) to help you live your healthiest life possible! Exercise on a (television) schedule These days I love “Pawn Stars.” So when do I go to the gym? …

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BF Basics: The Weight Loss Numbers Game

Obligatory Disclaimer: The views expressed in this BF Basics post are OPINIONS of Bariatric Foodie blogger, Nikki Massie. This post should NOT be taken in place of medical advice. If you have concerns about your weight, weight loss or understanding any of the numbers outlined in this BF Basics series please consult your bariatric surgeon’s office or primary care physician. …

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BF Basics: Fast Food

Ok, so a look into every post-op’s crystal ball, because sooner or later this is GOING to happen to you. You’re on vacation. Or on business travel. Or somewhere where you don’t have ready access to the foods you lovingly prepare (from recipes from Bariatric Foodie) and for whatever reason you don’t have emergency snacks either. All there is to …

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BF Basics: The Bite Test

I have a friend. Let’s call her Jenny. She recently tried quinoa for the first time. She was cleared to eat this uber-healthy super food and she’d come up with a nice curry recipe to go along with. The next day she reported to me that she got sick after eating it. The quinoa got stuck, she said. Now this …

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