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The Bariatric Foodie Survival Guide to BD’s Mongolian Grill

 For my long-time readers (God bless you) this is the new name for what was formerly “Pouch Party Peeks.” So…BD’s Mongolian Grill. If you are fortunate to live in a state where this restaurant exists, you are a very, very lucky person. This place was made for post-op family reunification. How so? Wait…let me not get ahead of myself. …

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The Bariatric Foodie Survival Guide to Olive Garden

Olive Garden. When you’re here, your family, right? Well…if your family consists of robust eaters and is headed by a mother who CONSTANTLY thinks you’re too thin (despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary) and therefore insists on plying you with pasta, butter, olive oil and breadsticks…yes…that is very, very true. For the rest of us, we kinda feel like that …

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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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The BF Survival Guide to Making it through a Meltdown

   by  marvin L    Whether you call it “falling off the wagon,” going on a binge or, my reigning favorite, “carbapalooza,” meltdowns have the opportunity to be one of two things in your weight loss journey—a great learning experience or a total disaster. Hopefully this guide will help you toward the former. So let’s talk about this. First, what is a meltdown? Well, …

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BF Survival Guide: Holiday Parties

~~by Nikki Happy Holidays! If you’re anything like me, you have a whole troth of parties to attend this holiday season. Everybody seems to have one: your job, your friends, your family, your neighbors, even your support group! You all know I’m all for moderation, but once you get to the seventh party…moderation has sort of abandoned you four parties …

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BF Survival Guide: Thanksgiving Dinner (after weight loss surgery)

~by Nikki Well Turkey Day is just a week away and we know that some of you are freaking out a little bit, especially if you are a new post-op. Thanksgiving is a holiday for counting our blessings, enjoying our family…and sharing an outrageously large and over-caloric meal. It’s the American way and no amount of self-help talk can get …

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Surviving Halloween After Weight Loss Surgery


Halloween is a perfect example of one thing America does particularly well:  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 …

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BF Survival Guide: Surviving a sushi restaurant post weight loss surgery!

~by Nikki Sushi. Impossible after weight-loss surgery right??? Not so much! I am a sushi-lover and have been since before surgery. In fact, I remember that my very first post on Obesity Help was a word of thanks to someone who posted that they could, in fact, eat sushi. I was so relieved! With that information, I waited patiently until …

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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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