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The Bariatric Foodie Survival Guide to P.F. Chang’s

Disclaimer: Like all the Pouch Party™ Peeks, these opinions are my own. I am not compensated, by P.F. Chang’s or anyone else for the GLOWING (or glowering rather) review I am about to give. Also, you can download this guide as a PDF (to maybe take to the restaurant with you?) by clicking here. If this trendy chain restaurant hasn’t …

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Seven Habits of a “Bariatric Foodie”

This is a total riff off of the “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and there is probably a WLS version of this somewhere. But here at Bariatric Foodie, I like to think we approach things just a wee bit differently than the general bariatric community. Keeping that in mind, I compiled a list of seven habits that I think …

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Super Bowl Eats Post-WLS

 It’s Super Bowl Sunday…and I know you…all of you. You’ve gone and made your family and friends wonderfully yummy treats to eat during the big game but…have you made anything that is yummy that YOU can feel good about eating? Or did you resign yourself to “going with the flow” or “just having a few bites” (which, I dunno …

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The Bariatric Foodie Guide to Food Measurements

~by  Nikki I’m a baking fanatic. Jen is not. So it’s no surprise that I am completely obsessed with measurements while Jen cooks more intuitively. I would imagine most cooks are like Jen. I mean really…do you always measure a tablespoon or do you sometimes throw a “pinch” of something in your cooked recipes? Even though we cook differently, Jen …

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BF Survival Guide: How to Handle Halloween After Weight Loss Surgery

If there’s one thing America does well, it’s totally obliterating the meaning of a holiday with food. We start the year with Valentine’s Day…which is supposed to be about love. How do we celebrate? With chocolate. Then there’s Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And how do we Americans observe it? With candy eggs and jelly beans. …

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BF Top 5: Kid-friendly food stuff

~by Nikki La  Petite Diva (left), La Grande Diva (right) Do you have kids? I do. Two of them. See above 🙂 Both of them are gorgeous. Both of them are practical and independent. But both of them weigh just a bit more than they should for their age. When I made the decision to have weight loss surgery, in many ways, …

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BF Survival Guide: Buffet Restaurants

by Nikki In general, we are not big fans of “the buffet.” Doesn’t matter which one you name, all buffets have one thing in common for post-WLS patients: they are NOT cost effective. And in most buffets the food is greasy or fried or–much, much worse–un-“stat-able” (translation: you can’t tell how many calories is in it. If you are pre-op …

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Don’t eat this…

Well…I won’t say don’t eat it. Cuz in reality chicken nuggets aren’t the most objectionable choice you could make. Maybe not the best, but certainly not the worst. And these guys give you the added benefit of reminding you how many of them you ate. Bought them for the girls and just had to share! N Now try and tell …

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Spice up your life!

Remember Zatarain’s? Yeah…back in the day I used to jazz it UP!!! My favorite was the jambalaya, although they had several “meals in a box” that I loved to fix. I am a spicy food fanatic so anything I can put red pepper flakes in is a done deal. Funny thing is, though, that I did not intend for this …

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