Category Archives: gastric bypass diet

A Sample Menu of a 7 Year Post-Op

I’m always curious what other people are eating.  When I was a newbie, there were lots of different sites that had sample menus based on what stage I was at.  Liquids, full liquids, purees, soft foods…I never had trouble finding out what to eat.  As a long-term post op, not so much.  There are not …

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Fav protein bars

I love protein bars. They are such a portable way to get energy, make a great meal substitution, and satisfy my sweet tooth. I’ve tried so many brands, but some are too heavy, some are chalky, or taste like sawdust. Of course, everyone’s tastes are different, but here is a list of my favorites, and …

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10 tips for family and friends

Even the most well meaning family members and friends can have a hard time being supportive after your bariatric surgery.  Here are 10 tips on what to say (and NOT to say) to someone you care about after their weight loss surgery. Don’t tell people I had gastric bypass without my permission!  Yes, this includes …

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Chew, chew, chew!

Before getting weight loss surgery, practice chewing your food.  Oh, you already chew when you eat?  Not the way you have to as a post-op!  It’s recommended you chew each bite 30 to 50 times before swallowing!  Basically, chew until its so dissolved you feel like your chewing up your own teeth. I didn’t bother …

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