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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470640189
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470640180
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Get empowered to lose weight and keep it off after surgery

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

About the Author

Brian K. Davidson is the coauthor of Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies.

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.


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Customer Reviews

If you're thinking about any type of bariatric surgery, get this book.
Stephanie Templeton
This book is a must have, its not a book to read and put down but more of a reference to be used over and over.
Tracy A. Hardy
The recipes are great too - I have already made several and look forward to using it a TON.
amanda sublett

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Tracy A. Hardy on January 28, 2011
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The Dummies' books are always on point with information. This book is no different. I bought it for the recipes but found it to be loaded with so much useful information for post WLS. The simple things like distinguishing how to measure portion sizes and cooking measurements have been a lifesaver! This book is a must have, its not a book to read and put down but more of a reference to be used over and over.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By armywife44 on September 25, 2011
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I had Gastric Bypass August 1st 2011. I wish that I would have known about this book before hand. I was lost on what to drink during the first few weeks post op. This book gives you the stages at what to eat in weeks. So if you are 2 weeks post op there is recipes for you and they are marked. It also gives you advice that you often forget after your appointments with the nutritionists. I have tried many recipes out of this book and have found alot that I use almost every day. I recommend getting this book before you have surgery though. It will save you alot of money on buying things that you really dont need!!!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By intre5pid7 on April 15, 2011
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In planning for my life as a post-op gastric bypass person, I wanted to know what kind of foods I would be able to eat and in what form/fashion. In contemplating the future changes to my diet, I had often wondered exactly what I would be allowed/able to eat. After reading this book, with all its helpful information, I have a much clearer understanding of how broad my nutritional horizons will actually be after surgery and for the rest of my life. Thanks to the author(s) and publishers for this excellent tool! I also recommend the following link Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Heather on March 19, 2012
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I purchased this book in the hopes it might answer a million questions I was having regarding bypass surgery. Don't let the name of the book throw you off!! The book spelled it all out in a way that anyone with a brain could figure it out. I have purchased many books on the subject, yet I think this book will become my go to book when I have a question in the future, It gave me a real good feeling that I am making an informed decision to change my life in a positive way for all the good. The piece of mind I feel now, tells me that this is going to be a positive impact on my new like that is ahead of me. Wish me luck!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lynn E. Secor on February 13, 2011
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I recently had weight loss surgery and was looking for some recipes to help me through this process. This book is GREAT and has a lot of ideas. I showed it around my support group and several of them are going to order it. A great tool to help you reach your goal.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jodi Carlin on May 9, 2013
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Not just a cookbook, only about half of the book is recipes. The first half of the book explains how your life will change once you have had weight loss surgery. I wish I would have bought this book prior to having my surgery. it also gives you guides to eating out, the stages of eating again, how to get enough nutrients in such small amounts of food, and how to keep from getting sick when you first start eating again.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Moe on June 5, 2013
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This is a very useful book to use in tandem with my surgeon, endocrinologist and dietitian. Their post op instruction's cover but two pages. I know all the answers when I leave the consultation room and forget them when I arrive home or I forgot to ask them in the first place.!
One has to realize these medical professionals do not have the time to cover all but the important aspects.This book is a compendium to be used in conjunction with but not to the exclusion of ones medical team
In my case I live in Israel. My medical team are fluent in English as they have studied in the USA, but they may miss the nuances of the English Languages.
In closing I have lost 66 lbs in 6 months and am off insulin, My heart and cholesterol meds have been cut by up to 75%. This procedure is drastic surgery and must not be taken lightly, I heed the advice of my medical team AND that of this book..
Brian Freed. Netanya. Israel
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Terrilynn26 on March 12, 2012
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Diabetes is serious and has to be addressed. This cookbook is much more than a cookbook. It is full of information from snacking,meal plans, eating out and has great recipes and tells you how to manage diabetes and substitutes when eating.
Great tool. I use it on the regular.
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