June 2018 - Bariatric Food Expert

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June 18, 2018by admin0

Remember that feeling right after you had your bariatric surgery and how fast you were losing the weight.  It was falling off !  One of the reasons why your scale moved so quickly was because you were in ketosis.  Did you know that there are many post bariatric surgery patients who are using a ketogenic lifestyle to get to their goal weight and maintain afterwards?

Just regular keto isn’t what bariatric clients need due to different caloric, fat and nutritional requirements due to decreased gastric capacity.  The anatomy is now different so the ketogenic goals need to be a bit different also.

We are all biochemically different which means that not one diet is perfect for everybody.  Our bariatric keto plan teaches you to use what works in your specific case and to leave the rest behind.  This is a way of eating which is more of a lifestyle and less of a diet.  We want you to use the bariatric keto plan to get to your weight loss goals but then stick with the guidelines because those same guidelines will allow you to maintain your weight loss.

Are you ready to try High Fat/ Low Carb ?  Bariatric style …. it’s time to talk about the ketogenic solution for bariatric patients.  

What can you expect from the Ketogenic Bariatric Plan ?  Imagine not having carb cravings any more!  This is not just another off the shelf ketogenic diet.  This is very different.  We give you a highly effective, time saving and yet simple Keto plan to follow.  Spend less time researching and in the kitchen, feel great and finally get that scale to shift in the right direction.

Keto can be difficult if you try to do it on your own.  There are those last minute grocery hauls … lots of confusion about keto-friendly foods in the supermarket.  You find yourself cooking the same thing over and over again.

Jump on the keto bandwagon and find out why so many others have taken the plunge and decided that the keto way of eating is the right way of eating.  Get off that plateau or weight loss stall and break through.

I believe in you.

BARIATRIC KETO PLAN

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 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 the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

 

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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June 13, 2018by admin0

Are you suffering with heartburn or headaches ?  Are you having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning ? Do you feel unrested ?   Are you bloated or retaining water ?  These can by symptoms caused by the foods that you are eating. 

All of us will benefit with better, healthier digestion.  Today it is considered as one of the main things to address when we are working for an improved and healthier body.  “All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates.  Modern day diseases can begin in the gut due to poor lifestyle choices and a bad diet.

All of us are biochemically individual and so what can cause one person to feel digestive distress may not cause problems for another person.  Some of the foods which typically cause gas and bloating are: legumes and beans, fruits and vegetables, grains and dairy.  Here are some fruits and vegetables which are typically easier to digest: bananas, berries, beets, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, leafy greens, sweet potatoes and zucchini.  If you are having a hard time with fruits and vegetables you can always try preparing them by steaming or baking or cooking them.  This can make them easier to digest. 

There are some simple steps you can take if  you find that you are having a hard time with your digestive system even while eating a balanced diet.  You may still be having gas, bloating, allergies or a hard time losing weight.  Take these steps to help improve your digestion:

Don’t Drink and Eat Together:  Liquid dilutes stomach acid. It makes it harder to digest proteins in foods. It’s best to wait a half hour to an hour before and after meals to consume liquids.  It’s the bariatric golden rule.  Don’t eat and drink at the same time.

Food Combining: Eating the right combination of food can help optimize digestion.  The rules are simple.  Eat only one type of protein at each meal.  Don’t combine your eggs with bacon – just eat eggs or bacon or fish or chicken.  Don’t combine starches and proteins.  A typical example is eating a potato with your steak.  It can be harder to digest this combination for anyone with a compromised digestive system.  Another example is pasta with chicken.  Separate these foods in order to improve digestion.  

Intermittent Fasting:  Today intermittent fasting is becoming more and more popular. You don’t need to do a 3 day fast to experience the benefits of fasting.  You can do a 12 hour fast between dinner and breakfast and this will enable your body to rest and focus on other important functions such as cell regeneration instead of constantly digesting and assimilating and eliminating.  It gives your digestive system a little break between meals.  

Eat Less Sugar, Coffee and Alcohol:  Be careful when eating, drinking these stimulants.  They can compromise your digestion and leave you feeling bloated and gassy.  They affect your positive gut bacteria.  Sugar can feed bad gut bacteria. These stimulants can also leave you feeling tired and icky overall.

Drink More Water:  We are supposed to drink half of our body weight in water each and every day.  This means pounds of body weight to ounces of water – example 140 lbs should drink 70 ounces of water per day.  Drinking enough water helps with digestion and also with elimination.  

Chew Chew Chew:  Take your time and chew your food please.  Digestion begins in the mouth and if you don’t chew enough you are compromising your digestive system because it needs to work even harder to break down the food.  Take the time to eat and chew your food well to help digestion and to better enjoy the foods which you are eating.  

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 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 the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

 

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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June 7, 2018by admin0

Are you struggling with digestive issues ?  This is one sure fire way to find out if you have an unbalanced gut or microbiome. Digestive issues often occur when your body doesn’t have the right balance of probiotics (good bacteria) it needs to effectively digest and absorb food.

Doesn’t the word “bacteria” sound so negative ?  Our body is host to trillions of bacteria and they mostly reside inside the gastrointestinal system.  This bacteria is in place to keep us healthy.  Sure we have plenty of good bacteria but we also have bad bacteria that resides alongside the good bacteria. An overgrowth of  bad bacteria is considered a compromised gut microbiome.

The good bacteria is often referred to as probiotics.  These healthy bacteria thrive on healthy food that we eat.  When we are bad to ourselves and eat the wrong things like refined and processed foods or too much sugar, we enable the bad guys to thrive.  This creates a gut microbiome imbalance.  

How do we feel when our microbiome is imbalanced or compromised ?  

gas, bloating, constipation, fatigue, skin issues, brain fog, headaches, allergies and the list goes on …. 

This is why it is so important to make sure that we have a healthy, thriving gut microbiome and to achieve this we need to consume foods which are high in probiotics and prebiotic fibers.

Bariatric patients have a very small pouch so it becomes even more important to take a good quality probiotic in conjunction with probiotic and prebiotic foods.

What are probiotics ?  These are your good gut bacteria and they are live bacteria that reside in your intestines.  Their health benefits are astounding.

What are prebiotics ?  Think about prebiotics as the foods that promote growth for the probiotics.  They are foods that contain non-digestible fiber compounds.

Examples of probiotic rich foods: apple cider vinegar, cheese, kefir, kimchi, kombucha, miso, sauerkraut, tamari, tempeh, yogurt

Examples of prebiotic rich foods:  apples, asparagus, bananas, barley, cocoa, chia seeds, chicory root, flaxseeds, leeks, raw garlic, onions.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 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 the kitchen.

For high quality specialized plant protein for bariatric patients Bariatric Expert Protein Powders

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 !