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Eat your water

Okay, I know that sounds a bit strange, but new studies show 20% of our water comes from foods we eat.  Summers coming, and dehydration is a big worry with gastric bypass patients.  Choosing high water foods, such as fruit, veggies, and broth-based soups, is a good way to get in the extra fluids we need.  Plus, it adds in a vitamin and fiber packed punch!

Here are some good choices:

  • Watermelon (Who would’ve guessed, right?)
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach 
  • Cucumbers
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple 

Watermelon Salad
4 cups cubed watermellon
juice from 1 lime
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup ripped mint leaves
dash of sea salt

Put watermelon in large serving bowl.  Whisk together lime juice and honey in a small bowl, and pour over watermelon.  Add in mint leaves, sprinkle with a dash of sea salt, and mix all together.  Serve chilled.

*Each 1/2 cup serving has approximately:  30 calories, 7g carbs, 0g fat, 1g protein, 6g sugar

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Hello, I'm Kate, and I'm a 10 year gastric bypass post-op. I started this blog, as well as my nutritional website, to help other bariatric surgery post-op's on their journey as well as pre-op's with their decision if bariatric surgery is right for them or not.

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