Learn how to eat right after weight loss surgery.
In the past decade or so, there have been explosive increases in both the incidence of severe obesity and weight loss (bariatric) surgery. It has been shown that the incidence of bariatric surgical procedures has increased over 600% in the last decade. It is estimated that approximately 200,000 Americans (and another 200,000 adults world wide) will undergo a bariatric operation in 2006. This dramatic increase in operative cases is in part a testament to the safety and efficacy of the currently performed surgical procedures including the roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, and the biliopancreatic diversion (with or without duodenal switch).
Weight loss surgery is not a magic bullet, but with life-long positive lifestyle habits, including a healthy diet, you may be able to enjoy vibrant health you’ve never felt before.Once the surgery is over, there is a lifelong maintenance program to ensure not only that you keep the weight off, but that your body gets the right balance of nutrients. When you can only eat as much food as you can hold in your hand at a sitting, it’s vital that you are eating the right foods and taking the correct supplements to nourish your body for life. What sets Recipes After Weight Loss Surgery apart from previous cookbooks is the combined expertise of Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LD/N and Lynette Schultz, a combination of almost 40 years’ experience in clinical nutrition and the culinary arts, respectively. Together, they’ll help you navigate your way through the sometimes turbulent waters after your weight loss surgery, and will provide you with general clinical guidelines after your procedure, as well as helpful hints for easing your transition from surgery to your new, healthy lifestyle.
1 Star Not a good choice for WLS patients, despite its title
As another reviewer said, I should have been tipped off by the photo of toast with berries on the cover. Where’s the protein in that?
Everyone with whom I have entrusted my care during my banding journey — from the nurses to the doctors to the nutritionists to even the psychologists — emphasizes the importance of protein. It was drilled into me that 65 grams of protein are a daily requirement, and foods I’d long seen as “good foods,” particularly fruits and vegetables, would now need to take a more ancillary position to protein on my plate.
Imagine my surprise when I see a full chapter devoted to salads. Dr. Duc C. Vuong, in his outstanding book ULTIMATE LAP-BAND SUCCESS, writes: “Everyone thinks that salad is a healthy choice, but as a bandster, it is very important that you unlearn this. Salad is not a band-friendly choice.” He lists several reasons why, but primarily because the protein content is insufficient.
I’m also shocked to find soups (a big band “no-no”), as well as plenty of muffins, wraps, sandwiches and other carb-heavy options that my doctors stressed I should avoid. There are recipes in here with fewer than 3 grams of protein per serving. That means I’m trying to pack the remaining 62 grams of protein into two meals, and considering how little I can physically consume, that’s almost impossible.
The recipes in the book do look tasty and are probably good options for non-WLS patients, but many of the recipes here fly in the face of everything most WLS patients are taught.
1 Star Disapointment
This book had very few recipes that I was in need of. Most of the recipes were for the soft diet and I can get many of those other places I was looking for recipes for the liquid diet not just smothie recipes
5 Stars my mother loves it!
My mother just recently went under gastric bypass. She was afraid of what types of food she would be able to eat afterwards. She loved this book.
5 Stars One book you must have!
If you can only get one cookbook make it this one. Most recipes have color pictures, ingredients are inexpensive, and instructions are very clear. It is also very easy to keep track of protein and calories. So far everything I have made has been favorful and eaten by the entire family. Definitely my favorite weight related purchase.
5 Stars worth it
My husband had lap band surgery and he loves that I got this book! There are alot of wonderful recipies and he’s loved every one we’ve made so far! Not to mention they’re healthy too! I would definitely recommend this book!