May 2019 - Bariatric Food Expert

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May 24, 2019by admin0

I like this topic.  I think that the keto lifestyle is the way most of us should be living and I do call it a lifestyle.  I call it a lifestyle because it encompasses a certain way of thinking and living and eating.  

I think that all post bariatric clients should give this lifestyle a try.  If they choose to return to their old way of eating, that’s fine but at least they will have been able to experience the benefits if they stick it out for a few weeks.  

Those benefits include weight loss, better energy, improved sleep, less hunger, and the list goes on and on. What’s not to like?

Keto gets a bad rap nowadays because we all see the pictures on Instagram and Facebook, where plates are loaded with eggs and bacon, or steak and cheese.  Sure, that’s the bonus of eating keto but there is something I like to call Lazy Keto.  Lazy Keto is the style of keto which worries about nothing else but eating food which is processed, greasy, and easy to grab. 

Sure, on keto you can eat bacon but is bacon super healthy for you to eat every day?  No.  Sure, you can eat ground beef but is a double cheeseburger (minus the bun) healthy for you?  No.  

When I think of a ketogenic plate, I see a serving of salmon with a smidge of avocado served with some cauliflower or broccoli.  I also see scrambled eggs cooked in grass-fed butter with some sautéed vegetables.  We need to think “nutrients” also when we think “keto”.  It’s not just about cheese, burgers and bacon.

I think that most of us can see this picture – the ketogenic diet is turning into a free-for-all.  This is not what it is designed to be.  

When I work with bariatric clients, I give them a list of approved foods, in the beginning, to help them get a good idea of what we are trying to achieve.  I also give a menu of approved meals and how to put a ketogenic plate together.

What I want to achieve is to drastically reduce the number of refined and processed carbohydrates that my clients are eating. I want to get them off the sugar and I want to get them on a more natural way of eating.

I introduce high-quality protein, healthy fats, and tons of low carb veggies.  I show them how they can cook for their whole family without disrupting their regular meal patterns.

Does this mean that a burger with cheese is off the menu? Of course not.  But, on a daily basis, we need to expand our food repertoire.  We need to try new things and find foods which fit into the keto lifestyle but at the same time offer us the biggest bang for our buck.

If you are interested in embracing a ketogenic lifestyle, reach out to me.  

https://bariatricfoodexpert.com/bariatric-keto-program/

 FaceBook LIVE  Lazy Keto vs Healthy Keto – Bariatric Edition,  3pm EST on Friday, May 24 th.

 

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.

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May 9, 2019by admin0
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every day was a winning day?  Life would be great if the scale always moved in the right direction, and we always drank 64 ounces of water each day while never allowing sugar to cross our lips.  Folks, this just isn’t the way real life happens.  Sure, we all give it our best shot but let’s face it, there will be times when we get off track.  There will be times when “bread” happens.  There will be times where we make “not so perfect” food decisions.
 
So what happens then? 
 
Do we just gracefully exit from all this healthy eating stuff?  Do we just return back to our old habits?  
 
I am here to tell you that one or two bad days (or even a few weeks or months) should not be the reason why you give up.  It happens to ALL of us.  Do you know what we do?  We re-commit to ourselves and we just keep on going.  We make a plan and we follow it.  We try harder this time to make wiser food decisions and we put a meal plan into place.
 
We never give up.
 
It is easy to just spiral out of control but I want you to dig deep and to remember all of the reasons why we made the decision to have surgery and to get healthy.  Take a day and be kind to yourself and re-commit.  This means being totally honest with yourself and figuring out “what went wrong”.  Don’t beat yourself up.  Just be truthful and then move on.  Nobody needs the additional stress of beating themselves up over and over again.  
 
  • It happened, I ate all the donuts.  
  • Why did I eat them? I was hungry. 
  • How did it make me feel? It made me feel super bad and sad. 
  • What am I going to do to prevent the next donut binge?  I am going to prepare snacks so I am not hungry.
  • See how that goes?  Identify what went wrong.  Identify your weak points.  Identify how you don’t want to go there again and move forward.  Don’t wait until Monday.  You can start with your very next meal.
 
I want us to get over the “all or nothing mentality”.  This sort of thinking can lead us straight to the donut shop.  Be honest with yourself and hold yourself accountable but then move forward.  Beating yourself up will get you nowhere.
 
I care about you and your weight loss surgery results.  Reach out if you need support.

 FaceBook LIVE  The Importance Of Nutritional Support Post Bariatric Surgery,  3pm EST on Friday, May 10 th.

 

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.

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

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Vitamin D3 Gummies – 90 Gummies $19.95
Multi-Vitamin Gummies 90 Gummies $19.95
Bariatric Hair Vitamins 60’gummies $19.99
Bariatric Super Fat Burner 90’Capsules $19.99
Bariatric Bedtime Weight Loss 60’Capsules $25.00 $19.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

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