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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Healthy Snack Trap

Are you caught in the "healthy snack trap?" Are you lured in by foods with a healthy wholesome image? Foods like nuts, yogurt and gronola?

Many a WLS post-op has fallen under the spell of healthy snacks thinking the nuts, yogurt and granola can be consumed with abandon. But what really happens is a sabbotage of weight loss results from indulging in these "healthy snacks". Many brands of granola, for example, can be packed with up to 600 high-fat calories per one cup serving, something a WLS patient can easily eat during the course of a day without disrupting the fuction of the pouch.

Nuts are protein, right? So we think we are compliant with the *Rules" when we snack on nuts. Consider this: one ounce of roasted mixed nuts contains 175 calories and 14 grams of fat, 5 grams protein and 8 grams carbohydrate.

Not exactly protein first.

Don't be lured by the marketing claims or urban legends that certain foods are diet or health foods.

Read labels.

Ask your bariatric dietician.

Research.

Don't let the cloak of "health food" spoil your WLS success!

Read more in the LivingAfterWLS Library: The Nutty Truth About Nuts

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2 comments:

Sally Rand said...

This is a timely post today! Mostly I lurk but I had to let you know I am sitting hear eating pistachios!

Are you watching me???

Kaye Bailey said...

Hi Zorita!

Thanks for coming out of lurking and coming clean!

Yes - I'm watching you all! BEWARE!!

Cheers!