December 2017 - Bariatric Food Expert

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December 15, 2017by admin0
So whenever a holiday is approaching I have an inbox full of clients wanting to know how they can get back on track or how they can turn things around post holiday celebration.  I tend to sound like a broken record because I say over and over again that the only true and tried way to return to that “happy place” is to adhere to the bariatric principles that they have lost during the holiday seasons.
Here are some tips to get you back to that place:
  • We need to be aware of slider foods.  Slider foods are those foods that slip down into the pouch and feel good and then slip right on through leaving us hungry and with space for more.  Some examples of slider foods are:  potato chips, popcorn, crackers, cheese snacks, cookies, cakes, candy, chocolate and creamy desserts.  They are not your friend.
  • Get back to drinking plenty of water.  Don’t mix your water with meals but make sure to hydrate between meals.  Water keeps us feeling full and helps our bodies detox and cleanse.
  • If you eat it or drink it, write it down in your food journal.  This helps us to stay accountable.  It is a very valuable tool to keep us on track.  Take a moment and be accountable.
  • Go to bed an hour earlier.  Turn off the devices, read a book and slow down to get the zzz’s you so need.  Sleep is the cheapest medicine so take advantage of it and help your body heal itself with sleep.
  • Eat protein first and leave the refined carbs for last.
  • Mind your portions and don’t step away from the table with that “I’ve overdone it” feeling.

 

January is just another month but it’s also the time of the year when people feel most inspired to make changes or to get back on track.  Do this for yourself and when February hits, you will be feeling new and inspired and back in control.  You’ve got this !

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in her kitchen.

If you have a re-gain or a stall, you can reach out to the “Bariatric Food Experts” for the Bariatric Reset Program.

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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December 7, 2017by admin0
Developing healthy eating habits is necessary for making the most of bariatric surgery. The surgery can only be successful if you turn over a new leaf, adhering to a nutritious diet. After the surgery, there will be physical restrictions on your body, and if you ignore them reverting to your old eating habits, you will fall sick and you may experience a re-gain.  However, does it mean that you cannot consume snacks after the surgery? Continue reading to find out the types of snack you can eat after bariatric surgery.
 
Snacking Between Meals

You must learn to differentiate between psychological hunger caused by craving of particular foods and actual hunger. However, if you are truly experiencing physical hunger, then you may have snacks. But there are restrictions. Do not eat a snack that is rich in carbohydrates. In fact, chew upon slowly and thoroughly a protein rich snack. Also take note the calorie rich drinks like soda, and juice will not satiate your hunger, and will not provide your body with sufficient nutrients either. Therefore, it is important that when you are snacking between meals, you are consuming a meal that is substantial. 

Delicious Snacks That You Can Devour 

Sugary delights and carbohydrate rich diet sure are enticing but they are detrimental to your health. Even if you think that you are consuming them in temperance, their intake can be catastrophic in cutting down calories. These foods will only fill you up on empty calories. On the contrary, you may have delicious healthy snacks. Here are a few ideas in order to satiate your hunger.  By no means are they a exhaustive list – they are just a few idea to get you on the right track.

Lean Meats: You may consume lean meats, such as baked turkey, cornish hen, and chicken. Beef flank and steak in appropriate serving sizes, and centre loin or tenderloin of pork. A single slice of your favourite deli meat (nitrate free) with sliced veggies, and a chunk of cheese is not just fulfilling but healthy as well.

Nuts Veggies and Fruit: Eat a few walnuts or almonds, or veggies like carrots and celery with tuna. Olives are also a good tasty snack for in between meals. You can also eat fresh organic low sugar berries with cottage cheese. Apples with cashew butter are really healthy alternatives. 

Scrambled Eggs: Just make scrambled eggs in organic butter — a hassle free healthy and nutritious snack! 

If you recently had a bariatric surgery and are fussing over what foods to eat, you can reach out to us at Bariatric Food Expert. We will recommend healthy and hearty alternatives that will keep you healthy and on track to your goal.  

Allow the bariatric experts to help you if you need support. Please reach out every opportunity you get with every question that you have – it’s not just our work to assist you.  We celebrate in seeing you succeed.

If you recently had a bariatric surgery and are fussing over what foods to eat, you can reach out to us at Bariatric Food Expert. We will recommend healthy and hearty alternatives that will keep you healthy and on track to your goal.  

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in her kitchen.

If you have a re-gain or a stall, you can reach out to the “Bariatric Food Experts” for the Bariatric Reset Program.

Time for a “bariatric expert” multivitamin ?  Here is a perfect way for bariatric patients to get it now on Amazon:  Bariatric Expert MultiVitamins

Eat Like a Bariatric Expert with our Nutrition Plans.

Feel free to share your victories and struggles in our Facebook Group. I would love to connect with you.

Stay motivated with Bariatric Wristbands – post your results online !


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December 1, 2017by admin0

Normal story goes something like this ,,,, the summer holidays takes a toll on your health:  it can be a vortex of barbecues and get togethers with booze and stress and family too – too much chocolate, cheese, potato and pasta salads and every body falls down the rabbit hole and we collectively climb up in September with strained bank accounts and tight pants.

I hear patients say all the time that “I always put on weight during the summer holidays because there is too much booze and food”.  Here’s the lowdown:  it’s not the food that makes you gain the weight, YOU choosing to eat too much of “said food” makes you gain the weight.  Nobody is forcing anybody to binge drink or overeat…… unless you choose to spend your summer holidays and the Señor Frogs in Cancun because if you do, there’s nothing that I can do to save you 🙂

I am writing this after my personal short vacation and I invite you to also think what it can mean for your life and your health if you are having this same problem.  Let’s discuss some ways that your summer holiday can actually work for you and not always against you.

 You can choose to be more mindful of your choices when your routine is semi-disrupted.

I can imagine that you already have a pretty solid established routine during your regular weeks.  Your summer vacation can provide you with an excellent opportunity to ,,,, think about it – think about your established routine.    It may be your routine to go for a walk or a run before you go to work each morning, but when you take that walk on your summer vacation before you spike your coffee with bailey’s’, it’s a really serious win.  You could even forgo that baileys that everybody is having and save yourself for the afternoon sangria.  You have some extra time now to make some new goals for September and think about how you want to feel for your next holiday at ThanksGiving.

Get fit together with your family and friends.

Want to know what one of the biggest predictors of a solid exercise routine for life is ?  The answer is “social support and family”.  Now you know why people who exercise in groups are five times more likely to maintain their exercise challenges and then achieve their goals.  Why don’t you get your family and friends involved with your fitness goals this summer ?  You may be thinking that nobody is going to be thrilled about your fabulous hiking idea while on vacation but you might just get a surprise that others might feel happy to get up and move a bit instead of just lying in a hammock.  

If this information just doesn’t motivate you and you choose to follow your summer ritual of of suspending all your healthy living rules and indulge in that big summer party after party after party – then I salute you for being intentional with your choices and I will be waiting for you in September with open arms and lots of healthy advice.

Allow the bariatric experts to help you if you need support. Please reach out every opportunity you get with every question that you have – it’s not just our work to assist you.  We celebrate in seeing you succeed.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Nutritionist and Bariatric Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery patients for 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric patients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens.