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Headache? Bad Breath? Constipated?

Headache? Bad Breath? Constipated?
If you find you have recurring symptoms of headaches, stinky breath, constipation and leg cramps, we have a simple solution for you. These problems are easy to avoid, so listen up. 

Suzanne Shaw  /  3/18/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

No Sugar Cheesecake. 6 Ingredients. Best You've Ever Tasted.

No Sugar Cheesecake. 6 Ingredients. Best You've Ever Tasted.
THE BEST CHEESECAKE ON EARTH! Plus, it is easy to make. Shhhhhh, don't tell anyone. Perfect for holidays, parties, birthdays. You will be famous.
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/17/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Drinking After Weight Loss Surgery: Yes, No, Maybe?

Drinking After Weight Loss Surgery: Yes, No, Maybe?
We offer strong opinions and guidelines for those of you considering a cocktail at some point after having had bariatric surgery. We have always felt that it's important to have an honest discussion about drinking so you can make an informed decision and be safe.

Susan Maria Leach  /  3/17/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Air Fryer Roasted Cornish Hens (oven directions too!)

Air Fryer Roasted Cornish Hens (oven directions too!)
In my house, Cornish Game Hens are a Happy Meal! My husband smiles when I put a plate in front of him with his own little chicken. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/15/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

BE Keto

BE Keto
Keto keto keto… it’s all you hear about and it’s EVERYWHERE. If we did not have Bariatric Surgery, WE WOULD ALL BE ENTHUSIASTIC MEMBERS OF THE KETO KLAN. It would be the latest addition at the bottom of our long diet list.
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/14/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Bariatric Quick Guide to Portion Size & Hunger

Bariatric Quick Guide to Portion Size & Hunger
In our Facebook support group, we talk a lot about Portion Size and When to Stop Eating. People have trouble knowing how much food to dish up and whether or not to eat it all as so many of us are 'Clean Plate Club' members.
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/14/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Why Can't I Use a Straw? Does Anyone Use a Straw?

Why Can't I Use a Straw? Does Anyone Use a Straw?
The arguments over using a straw are nuts, but we get it. The topic creates almost as much passion and drama as the ‘which surgery is best’ debate. Let us explain it to you. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/12/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

10 Tips for Drinking All that Water after Bariatric Surgery... glug glug glug.

10 Tips for Drinking All that Water after Bariatric Surgery... glug glug glug.
Water is more important than you realize. Fact. We sit through patient aftercare classes, some quite extensive and just nod about the drinking water part. It's just water... Right? Wrong. Dehydration is the leading cause of hospital readmission after bariatric surgery.
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Air Fryer Roasted Stuffed Peppers

Air Fryer Roasted Stuffed Peppers
The best stuffed peppers you will ever eat.  Plus we have included an oven version for those who still use an oven!
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/11/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Quiz: Guess the Deficiency

Quiz: Guess the Deficiency

Take our Quiz: Guess the Bariatric Deficiency! Dark Circles... Tired... Ice Chewing. Ten seconds... 

Susan Maria Leach  /  3/10/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

What Do I Order at Starbucks???

What Do I Order at Starbucks???
I’M GOING TO STARBUCKS AND I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO ORDER. HELP! This is an easy one. You know they sell COFFEE at Starbucks, right. Order a Venti Coffee. And, as a bonus I just saved you $3! Boom. Get the skinny on Starbucks... 

Susan Maria Leach  /  3/7/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

SOFT FOODS? Are they important for real?

SOFT FOODS? Are they important for real?
The term Soft Food is a medical term, meaning you are able to mash a food into the consistency of APPLESAUCE using only a fork. Not a lot of wiggle room there but some blow way past the limits. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/5/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Vanilla Egg Custard

Vanilla Egg Custard
Our most asked question is 'I just had surgery, what can I have?' The most perfect bariatric food for all post ops is this wonderful soft Egg Custard. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/5/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Carb Confusion? Free Fruit & Veg Cheatsheet!

Carb Confusion? Free Fruit & Veg Cheatsheet!
Hate to drop this bomb BUT...  fruit smoothies slow your weight loss and sweet potatoes make you hungry!
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/5/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

What Can I Take For My Headache? I FORGET!

What Can I Take For My Headache? I FORGET!
"What over the counter med can I take for pain if I have had bariatric surgery??? I forget which one is okay!" Here are both short and long versions of the answer.

Susan Maria Leach  /  3/4/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Why 'Everything in Moderation' is Bariatric Baloney

Why 'Everything in Moderation' is Bariatric Baloney
When you smile and say "Everything in Moderation", is it more likely before diving into a Grilled Salmon Salad... or a Pepperoni Pizza? Be honest with yourself and lets talk about this one. 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/2/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

St Patricks Day Corned Beef and Cabbage

St Patricks Day Corned Beef and Cabbage
After all these years, I've finally learned the trick to a gorgeous rich mahogany lacquered, meltingly tender, pepper crusted corned beef.  Proving once again, that old dogs can learn new tricks. Thank you Martha Stewart! This will be the best corned beef and cabbage you've ever tasted. Fact. 

 
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/2/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Skinny Strawberry Pie

Skinny Strawberry Pie
Fresh sweet strawberries nestled into a sweet yet sugar free cookie crust - this dessert is GENIUS! 
Suzanne Shaw  /  3/2/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

Taco Pie

Taco Pie
This is a good one! Taco Pie is a Kiss - Keep It Super Simple - supper! A pound of ground beef and four ingredients you probably have in your kitchen including Inspire Protein Kitchen Pancake Mix – in 15 minutes you’ve got a delicious home cooked supper in the oven that your family will love love love!
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/2/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  / 

World's Best Meatloaf

World's Best Meatloaf
Not humble about this one. I make FANTASTIC meatloaf! Wednesday at my casa is often Meatloaf Night as the local Fresh Market has a weekly $2.99/pound fresh ground chuck deal. No bread crumbs as I have discovered that you do not need 'a binder'. My husbands favorite meal!
Susan Maria Leach  /  3/1/2019  /  Facebook  /  Twitter  /