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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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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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What I’ve Learned About Eating From Different Food Cultures

I’ll start this off by saying I apologize in advance for any inaccuracies about cultures. I’m speaking based on my own understanding. But still. I’ve eaten a lot of different kinds of foods with a lot of different kinds of people. As a lover of international cuisine, I am quite passionate about authenticity so I work hard to seek out …

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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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“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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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 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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The Secret to Marinating Meat After Weight Loss Surgery

Newbies, veterans, non-ops…lend me your ear. Meat. It is challenging post-op. For some of us it’s chicken, for others it’s beef, but many of us simply have a hard time tolerating meat.I have a solution. I’ve included this method in many posts, but I feel it deserves a post of its own. In cooking demonstrations, SOMEHOW I have convinced some …

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