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How to Make Cauliflower Rice

 First, my apologies folks. This was supposed to go up yesterday but…it just didn’t…that’s all… So rice is the last starchy carb I have to talk about this week. We’ve already discussed oatmeal, pasta, cereal and bread. Check those out if you haven’t already. Rice. Again, some post-ops eat it. Some don’t. I don’t. The reason started out with …

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BF Basics: Carb Confusion (Part Five)

Making it all work on YOUR plan  One of the most common questions I see new post-ops ask is “how many carbs a day should I eat?” The tricky thing about this is that it’s not a “one size fits all” question. The number of carbs YOU should eat a day and the number I should eat can (and probably will) …

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BF Basics: Carb Confusion (Part Four)

Carbs and Fiber: YOU do the math…  You ever notice we WLS folk have NO problem talking about poo? Seriously. It’s an acceptable topic of conversation no matter where you are or what you are doing. So long as you are talking to other post-ops that is. It can (and has been) even discussed around the dinner table. Why …

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BF Basics: Carb Confusion (Part three)

A Time for Every Carb…  Let me tell you a little story about one of my first post-op experiences in the gym. I was on the treadmill. I was walking fast (or fast for me at the time). There was wind in my hair, sweat on my face and then all of a sudden…the room got very, very dim …

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BF Basics: Carb Confusion (Part two)

Simple vs. Complex: Why it’s not that simple… Most sources will tell you that there are two different kinds of carbohydrates — simple and complex. I don’t like that explanation, mainly because it sets us up with an “either/or” method of thinking that has led to some characterizing carbs as “good” (complex) versus “bad” (simple). Folks, it’s just not that …

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BF Basics: Carb Confusion (Part One)

So What the Hell is a Carb Anyway?  Ok, do you want the textbook definition or the practical one? Let’s start with the former. Here are the two best definitions I could find on what a carbohydrate is: A carbohydrate is an organic compound with the general formula Cm(H2O)n, that is, consisting only of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, the …

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BF Basics: Carb Confusion!

A person stands up in their weight-loss surgery support group and proudly proclaims, “I have successfully maintained my weight loss because I don’t eat ANY carbs!” The support group leader smiles and asks, “Do you eat fruits? Vegetables? Dairy products?” The person smiles and says, “Of course! But I don’t eat carbs!” This is actually a (99.9%) true story a …

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BF Basics: Protein Smoothie

~by Jen Today’s post is a two-fer, you get a recipe AND a handy “Basics” tip! Recipe first, then the tip details just after it. So y’all have heard me mention my daily protein smoothie as my first meal of the day, and I reviewed the Yoplait Frozen Smoothie awhile back. While I love the convenience of these, they are …

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BF Basics: Oven “Frying”

~~posted by Jen Eggplant Parm Bites I am from Georgia, as most of you know by now. In the south, fried food is like your Momma’s love, it wraps you up in goodness and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. OK not really. But we sure do love us some fried food! Better yet, fry it, dip it in something …

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BF Beginners: Fitting It All In

~~posted by Jen No matter what stage of the journey you’re in, it’s always helpful for us to all share ideas and tips with each other. We’re all in this thing together, and anything I personally can do to pay it forward and help the ones who come after me, I am going to do. I could never have achieved …

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