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This friendly, hands-on guide is all about what foods to buy, how to prepare them, and how to enjoy a nutritious post-surgery diet. It helps you solidify new eating habits and enjoy some new recipes, as well as better understand nutrition and your food intake so that you can maintain your weight loss long after surgery.
Get to know the new you — discover dietary guidelines from day one after the surgery, and on through the four stages that lead up to eating regular foods (clear liquids, full liquids, smooth foods, and soft foods)
Stay on course ?— find out how healthy eating plans, portion sizes, nutrition, food diaries, and wise food choices can help you keep the weight off after surgery
Start cookin', good lookin' — start making healthy, hearty, and delicious dishes for meals from breakfast through dinner, organized by type of food for quick reference
Enjoy snacks, salads, and more — get simple and scrumptious recipes to enjoy anytime, from smoothies and appetizers to soups and sides
Open the book and find:
Dietary guidelines and menus for clear liquids, full liquids, smooth foods, soft foods, and regular foods
Tips on meal-planning, setting up your kitchen, and stocking your pantry
Coverage of common cooking methods
Proper portion sizes for you to stay on track
Easy-to-find ingredients and nearly 150 easy-to-prepare recipes
Nutrition information included with each recipe
Ten tips for long-term success
David "Chef Dave" Fouts is the exclusive chef for WLS Lifestyles magazine.
Karen Meyers, MS, RD/LD, is a registered, licensed dietitian and certified personal trainer.
I expected more recipes. Received same info from doctors office. Not a bad book, but it didn't meet my expectations.Published 16 days ago by Suzy
A great book for WLS patients. Easy recipes with great tips. I especially liked the chapter on kitchen and pantry makeovers as I had no idea what I would need. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rosemarie Campbell
This is such a great book to have on hand! I purchased this about a week prior to my weight loss surgery date and I am so glad I did. Read morePublished 1 month ago by robyn
I had lap band surgery and this book is great! It has recipes for all the stages after surgery and the recipes are family friendly and deliciousPublished 1 month ago by Adele Pickreign
I enjoyed reading the cook. Book and the recipes seem clear and easy to follow, my only diss apointment isPublished 2 months ago by wendy fogg-mcintire
Good looking recipes. Explains bariatric nutritional guidelines well. Well worth the money spent.Published 2 months ago by Carmela Miehle
We use this regularly. Simple yet tasty recipes that anyone can make. This book opened up a deeper world of appreciation for healthy eating.Published 2 months ago by Cryss