Getting enough protein in the first few weeks post weight loss surgery is pretty difficult without protein shake supplementation and some of us continue to use them on our weight loss journey on those days we just don’t feel like a hearty breakfast, when you are running out the door and need an on-the-go protein source, to fuel your fitness workouts, in the summer heat as an afternoon way to cool down, or just need a boost in the day.
In the mood for a treat but want to keep your health goals intact. Satisfy your sweet tooth with any of these delicious, weight loss surgery friendly, low carb, protein packed, no sugar added dessert recipes.
Every year it seems a new pumpkin spice product is introduced but along with the yummy fall flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg those creations usually come with a lot of sugar too. Here’s some of my favorite weight loss surgery friendly (sugar free, low carb and protein packed) ways to get in on all the pumpkin spice fun and still keep your health and fitness goals.
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If you have read the blog for awhile you know I chose to ax a few foods from my post weight loss surgery life. It was a personal choice but there were a couple of foods that I just felt it was best for me if they weren’t added back into the mix. One of those foods was pasta. I’m 1/2 Sicilian so you know it was a big part of my life but it was also a food that I easily over-indulged in. It’s my theory that if you want something different, you have to do something different. Eliminating some foods that were difficult for me to control seemed like my no-brainer “different” and that’s what works for me. We all need to find our own “different.”
Ordering pizza delivery, hitting the drive-thru for burgers, or stopping for Chinese or Mexican take-out was something that happened a little too often in my pre weight loss surgery years. I remember my orders at some of my favorite spots and I cringe when I think about how many calories, fat grams and carbs I consumed in a single meal sometimes half of them at stoplights in the car before I ever got home. Did you know… on average people consume an extra 200 calories per day and more fat and sodium when they eat out.