Posts Tagged by WLS Tips

How To Estimate Portion Size

Things have been nuts since school started. The last semester is ending with a flurry of group projects and the beginning of my first internship rotations. This means that my usual pattern of eating has been thrown off a bit. While I don’t normally pay attention to small fluctuations in what the scale says (I usually weigh myself every 2 or 3 days) I start to keep a close eye when it goes up 3-4 […] read more

Low Carb Cinnamon Almonds

I was busy cleaning and sorting through our freezer the other day and came across a bag of raw almonds. I vaguely remember purchasing them to make my own homemade smoked almonds. While searching for that recipe I came across another one for cinnamon glazed almonds. They sounded wonderful and looked even better with their sugary coating. Unfortunately me and things coated in sugar do not get along thanks to RH. I wondered if there […] read more

Constipation After Gastric Bypass

Constipation. It’s the subject that no one wants to talk about yet, if two or more weight loss surgery patients gather together, the subject eventually will come up. Why? Because it’s very common among us surgically altered people. Not just immediately after surgery but also years after surgery. This is due to a variety of reasons. – We tend to not drink as much as we did before surgery. – Eating small amounts of food […] read more

Eating Out After Bariatric Surgery

I’m heading out today to have lunch with a friend I met while going to school. It’s been almost 9 years since I had weight loss surgery and don’t really think much about how to handle eating out. My friend picked the restuarant but then emailed me to make sure that I would be able to find something suitable to eat. She knows I’ve had a gastric bypass and have issues with reactive hypoglycemia. I […] read more

Can You Eat Cheese If Your Lactose Intolerant?

Milk. I call it liquid death. Drink it and within 15 minutes I’m thinking that death just might be better than how it makes me feel. For me, milk is a serious slider food that will cause a rather nasty RH reaction. And very quickly too! I gave it up after a series of crashes that left me wondering what the hell was going on. At first I thought I had become lactose intolerant. Which […] read more

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