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The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery

Posted Dec 01 2010 3:49pm

The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery




Essential info for the quarter million people a year adjusting to life after weight loss surgery…

With an increasing array of weight-loss procedures to choose from, more and more are opting for it. But once patients return home, they need guidance for keeping the weight off, while nourishing themselves. Included here are the challenges they face, how to overcome them, meal plans, and 150 recipes tailored for them.

4 Stars Good information
Do you know all the things your Dr tells you to eat? Well the book tells you why.Alot of great easy to understand information and some great receipes too! I have made 4 so far!

4 Stars Excellent Combo of Nutrition and WLS Recipes
As a registered dietitian specializing in weight management, I received a review copy of this book. I was impressed with the book’s content and organization. Everyone will understand the nutritional importance of eating healthy after WLS after reading this book. People need tasty recipes and there’s something for every palette: margarita pizza, oven roasted chicken, and seared halibut with fennel. They didn’t forget the desserts either (my fave: fugdy brownies). They also include practical tips for understanding food labels and eating healthy at restaurants.

3 Stars Great Nutritional Information – So-so Recipes
While the nutritional information in this book is stellar, the recipes leave something to greatly be desired for all weight loss surgery patients: protein. Some of the recipes actually have as little as 2 grams of protein, which is simply not acceptable for a person who now has a tiny pouch to put food into, and gives the appearance of being “weight loss surgery friendly recipes” when in fact, with only 2g of protein, they are anything but. The recipes that are protein based are exceptional however, and one of my favorites being the Honey-Soy-Glazed Salmon (which is not at all glazed, but quite yummy).

The nutritional information, again, is stellar: from information about each surgery, the various macro-nutrients, vitamins and minerals, food labels, and information on success and weight regain, this book is exceptionally complete.

I would not buy this book for the recipes alone, but rather for the information in the first half of the book, which I have continually referenced back to.

5 Stars Excellent
While I am not a patient who has had bariatric sugery, I have found this book to be an excellent resource of information for people of all sizes. The recipes alone are so helpful and they provide the nutritional values, which reinforce the teaching elements in reading store labels, which is an area of much confusion. The authors have broken down the information in a manner which is easy to understand and meaningful in its interpretation with side bar comments and glossaries. People who are overweight or obese need positive reinforcement tools to keep them motivated for success. I am very happy to have this book as an every day resource manual and recipe guideline for healthy meals. I would recommend the book to anyone who has an interest in making better food choices.

5 Stars The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery
I am just over one year since my Gastric Bypass surgery and had anxiously awaited the release of Margaret Furtado’s “Idiot” book. I was, by no means, disappointed. I found her book to be extremely helpful to me; however, I also feel that any person who is anticpating weight loss surgery would also benefit greatly from this book. The book is jam-packed with information and helpful hints on post-surgery eating, pitfalls, proteins, fluid intake, food labels, avoiding future weight gain and recipes. I feel what sets this book apart from others that I have read is the multitude of wonderful nutrition information! Much of the nutrition information applies not only Weight Loss Surgery patients, but to anyone who is concerned with nutrition and good health! It’s written in an easy-to-read format. This book is not simply “another recipe book”. I consider the recipes to be an “added bonus” in this informational, reference book.

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