One answer – PROTEIN.
Sure, surgery was the tool to help get the weight off but let’s try to help that tool work even better. Let’s make the good decisions to continue losing the weight and to stick to our maintenance plans. This is a way to support the bariatric tool.
There is tons of research out there and it proves to us that eating a high protein breakfast such as scrambling some eggs or having a blended protein drink will help you feel more full with better energy throughout the day. That same high protein breakfast will also help you to NOT consume sugary snacks in the middle of the afternoon and evening. Let’s face it – oatmeal is not a good breakfast choice anymore. Bagels are kind of the enemy and breakfast cereal needs to not grace the shelves of our kitchens.
Bagels, oatmeal and breakfast cereals will wreak havoc over glucose and insulin levels. That high protein scrambled egg breakfast is going to keep cravings in check. Aim for a breakfast that contains 30grams of protein / think about eating turkey or chicken or eggs or greek yogurt or a protein smoothie. Left over supper makes a perfect breakfast also – reheat and eat !
Get out the eggs and make yourself an omelet 🙂 Bon Appetit !
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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