Fall is here and menus are changing all around you. Here is a list of the top 10 Bariatric weight loss surgery recipes that align with the suggested meal protocol before and after bariatric surgery. Take a look and see which ones you can incorporate into your meal plan. You can’t go wrong with any of them!

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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Recipes

  1. Parmesan Zucchini Sticks
  2. Zucchini Noodle Carbonara
  3. Chicken Tortilla Soup
  4. Skinny Meatloaf Muffins with BBQ Sauce
  5. Protein Taco Stuffed Peppers
  6. Spaghetti Squash au Gratin
  7. Sausage, Cheese, and Veggie Egg Bake
  8. Protein Pumpkin Pie
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  10. Maple Pecan Salmon

The Bariatric Surgery and Weight Loss Maintenance Secret

Creating a balanced lifestyle that works with your life is also something we help you with. It’s essential to know how you’ll structure your days, meals, and activity to fit it all in while still leaving plenty of time to enjoy your newfound vitality! The physical side is as essential as what you put in your mouth. The combination of both will reshape the brain and how it approaches food and activity and in under a month, you’ll notice how your mind and body follow suit when you’re feeding it well and using it often! The balance is addictive! We offer 4 different surgical options, learn about them all here.

Bariatric-Friendly Meal Planning Tips

Following bariatric surgery, successful weight loss hinges on a well-structured meal plan. Here are some tips to navigate this journey:

  • Prioritize Protein: Protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle mass, which plays a crucial role in metabolism and burning calories. Aim for protein at every meal and snack.
  • Focus on Hydration: Staying hydrated is vital after surgery, as it aids digestion, prevents constipation, and supports overall health. Carry a reusable water bottle and aim for eight glasses of water daily.
  • Small and Frequent Meals: Eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day helps regulate blood sugar levels, prevents overeating, and keeps you feeling satisfied.
  • Mindful Eating: Slow down and savor your food! Pay attention to hunger and fullness cues, and stop eating when you’re comfortably satisfied.
  • Plan and Prep: Planning your meals and prepping ingredients ahead of time can help you stay on track and avoid unhealthy choices when short on time. Utilize batch cooking and freezing portions for quick and convenient meals.
  • Embrace Variety: Incorporate a wide range of colorful fruits, vegetables, and lean protein sources into your diet to ensure you’re getting all the essential nutrients your body needs.

The Importance of Post-Bariatric Surgery Support

Bariatric surgery is a significant lifestyle change, and having a strong support system can significantly impact your success. Here’s why support is crucial:

  • Motivation and Accountability: A support system can provide encouragement and hold you accountable, especially during challenging moments.
  • Emotional Well-being: The emotional journey after surgery can be complex. Having a support system allows you to share your experiences and navigate emotional ups and downs.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Connect with others who have undergone bariatric surgery to exchange tips, recipes, and practical strategies for navigating this new lifestyle.
  • Support Groups: Joining a bariatric support group allows you to connect with individuals who understand your journey and can offer invaluable advice and encouragement.
  • Professional Support: Regular consultations with your doctor, registered dietitian, and therapist can address any concerns, monitor progress, and adjust your plan as needed.

Remember, you’re not alone in this journey.  Building a strong support system is a key ingredient for long-term success after bariatric surgery.

We have 3 locations in the Kansas City area:

Independence – Near Centerpoint Hospital: 19101 B Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055 – Directly across the street from Costco
Lee’s Summit – Lee’s Summit Medical Center: 2100 SE Blue Pkwy, Suite 120, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Kansas City – St. Joseph Medical Center: 1000 Carondelet Drive, Suite 203B, Kansas City, MO 64114

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