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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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Post weight-loss surgery restaurant eating…Bariatric Foodie Style!

I get a lot of questions from folks about how to conduct themselves at restaurants. I’ve done SOME guidance on this but I thought I’d offer up a few quick tips and resources for your convenience. Here are my top five tips for reducing restaurant stress after weight-loss surgery: If at all possible, research the menu at the restaurant and …

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Triple X Revisited

(Side note: How’s THAT title for search engine optimization? Hi, pervs!) It’s been a few years since I introduced the Foodie Nation to the Triple X Method of Making Protein Shakes, which results in triple-thick protein shakes. Since then I’ve heard a lot of feedback from you guys. For some of you the method works great. For some, not so …

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From the Foodie Files: Sensible Protein Shake Swaps!

One of my biggest crimes as the write of this blog is assuming you all have read this blog as long as I’ve written it. Not true! So many of you don’t know that I used to be something of a calorie zealot. This blog fed into that big time as I sought ways to make yummy food for the …

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“What Do I Feed My Kids After Weight Loss Surgery?”

A few times a month I get a message that reads something like this: “Dear Nik, I was just wondering what you feed your kids? I am having/have had weight loss surgery and I want to feed my kids better but they won’t eat the things I can eat and I can’t eat the things they like. What do I …

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BF Top 5: Portion Control!

Whether you are a weight-loss surgery patient or someone simply looking to eat a healthier diet, portion control is always a concern. One great tool I’ve found is…ramekins! Instant portion control. They come in all sorts of sizes to meet various needs. Keeping that in mind, here are a few of my favorite ramekin recipes (click the title for the …

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How to Make Goals That Succeed

You ever make a goal and it didn’t quite work? Were you left wondering why? I know I have been. But did you know there is actually a “recipe” for effective goals? There is! And I’m going to tell you about it. Common Goal Pitfalls I can’t speak for every single person, or even every single post-op, but when I talk …

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BF Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Protein Shake Kits

Did you also know you can make your own protein shake kits? It’s not hard at all. And despite the length of this post and the number of accompanying pictures it doesn’t actually take that long, especially when only making a few days worth. Now you might ask yourself why you might WANT to do this? Well… Is the only …

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BF Top 5: Ways to Sneak More Protein Into Your Meals

Early out we can’t eat much (and some of us not even further out). Getting protein is hard. The stuff is filling! So how DO you sneak protein into foods you are already eating without adding a bunch of volume? Here are some tips for newbies and veterans alike! Tip #1: Go Greek Yes, yes, I know some of you …

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