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Pouch Party BIG Announcement!!!!

We promised that if we got 1,000 Facebook fans, we were going to go BANANAS, crazy, loco…(you get the point). Well, we put out the challenge and you met it! It’s going to be a week of surprises for you, faithful Pouchers, and here is the first one. You might recall us saying that we’re taking our show on the …

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BF Review: Oh Yeah! Wafers

~by Nikki Oh Yeah! Chocolate Peanut Butter Wafers Now that life has settled down a bit, I’d like to get back to reviewing some of the things that folks have sent me over the past few months. Next up…Oh Yeah! wafers. These came by way of a very good friend from Arizona (she knows who she is). I was excited …

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The Bariatric Foodie Survival Guide to Trader Joe’s

~~posted by Jen One of my absolute favorite stores is Trader Joe’s (aka TJ’s). It’s a smaller market specializing in organic and natural foods at reasonable prices. While I really like Whole Foods, they don’t call it “whole paycheck” for nothing, but leave it to Nik to come up with a budget-friendly Whole Foods shopping trip! I love TJ’s produce …

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The Bariatric Foodie Survival Guide to Denny’s

Ah Denny’s…great American slinger o’ pancakes! What have you to offer me, the surgically altered, health conscious, slightly carb-phobic post-op??? You’d be surprised. Denny’s has come up a bit in the world from its roots as a culturally insensitive greasy spoon. I can say that I eat there at least once every two months (and if the divas had it …

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The Bariatric Foodie Survival Guide to Whole Foods

~by Nikki So I’ve heard this joke made several times about calling Whole Foods “whole paycheck.” Yeah, the place is a bit pricey. And for those of you who are near a Trader Joe’s you probably laugh in the face of Whole Foods. But the place has some merits, in my humble opinion, for several reasons: There are some things …

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BF is proud to serve you along with Netrition!

~by Nikki Remember when we told you about how we plan to do a little monetization to support the blog? Yeah…you remember that. It was a beautiful moment…like something right off of 7th Heaven or something…Yeah. S’anyway…our first endeavor is to bring you great products for a great price with reasonable shipping costs. Look to your right and you’ll see …

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The BF Survival Guide to Aldi

We get asked where we like to shop for food a lot. Not to let all our personal business out there, but neither Jen nor I are wealthy. Starting a business takes money (MD/VA/DC/DE/NJ/NY folks…holla if you want to help us with that by hosting a Pouch Party™ at YOUR support group!) and we are just crazy enough to be …

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BF Top 5: WLS Kitchen Essentials!

~~posted by Jen There are a few tools/gadgets/appliances that every post-op WLS kitchen needs. Granted, you may not need the absolutely obscene amount of kitchen gear that I have. “Hi, my name is Jen, and I am a kitchen gadget addict.” At this time I am not aware of a 12 step program for my gadget mania, but hope springs …

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Top 10 Mistakes WLS Patients Make

~~posted by Jen One of our friends on OH posted this, and I thought it was really helpful for WLS patients at ANY stage to be aware of the top 10 “pitfalls.” At over two years out, Nik and I are both in the “maintenance” phase, and we talk constantly about what the future holds as post-ops. We have many …

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