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Friday, December 28, 2012

Cheers 2013 Free Gift!

Cheers 2013 Free Gift

Hey Everyone! The LivingAfterWLS General Store has a cool Freebie to celebrate good health in 2013! The Cheers 2013 free gift (with purchase) includes 5 servings of health promoting beverages and a Four Rules refrigerator magnet. Be sure to click "Add to Cart" to enjoy this gift, $3.25 Value! And you can use your MERRY2012 to save an additional $3 off purchases of $29 or more. Shop now for your 5 Day Pouch Test support, Cooking with Kaye, Carb Monster Soups and Hair Loss Recovery.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

2012 Holiday Greeting from Kaye & LivingAfterWLS

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Rustic Chicken Caccitore from Cooking with Kaye

 Rustic Chicken Cacciatore; page 164 Cooking with Kaye. A very good moist crockpot meal full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients. Family friendly and low cost-per-serving. Try it! From Cooking with Kaye, "Cacciatore is a traditional hunter’s stew made of poultry with vegetables including onions and mushrooms simmered in tomato sauce. Using prepared marinara sauce makes this recipe simple and delicious. Rather than serve this meal with rustic bread or pasta try serving it with spaghetti squash for a healthy low-carb alternative that suits our Protein First diet."

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Is Your Food Budget in Overdraft?

From LivingAfterWLS Weekly Digest 12/11/2012

Food Budget in Overdraft?

What you need to know now! 

Chocolate is a favorite holiday splurge.
Thank you for joining me for this Weekly Digest. With the holidays in full-swing many of us are surrounded with temptation that is sure to upset our weight management efforts. Sometimes I feel like all the temptation is nothing more than a punishment; a steady reminder of the things I can no longer enjoy, or at the very least, things should not include in my diet. It has been 13 holiday seasons since my gastric bypass surgery and I have not marked a single one without splurging on some tempting treat that I know is not part of my healthy weight loss surgery diet. Some years I have indulged more than others. And many splurges have made me ill with too much sugar, dairy or dietary fat for my little system. As each year passes I like to think I get a little wiser in my carefully selected food splurges.

Account Overdraft:  Many years ago I had a college roommate, who like all of us, was on a tight budget. One night we came home to find her enjoying a prime cut beef steak with side dishes and dessert: this was a grand departure from her usual meal of ramen noodles and tuna fish. "What was the occasion?" we asked. She explained she was out of money and when she bought her groceries she knew she would overdraft her checking account. With that she declared, "If I'm going to overdraft my account it is going to be on something really, really good that I can totally enjoy."

While I don't agree with my former roommate's fiscal management I do get her point. If we transfer the philosophy from our bank account to our dietary account it makes sense that an "overdraft" should be on something extraordinarily good, not the mediocre or mundane.

In this Digest we present some of the best expert tips for managing our dietary bank account and making room for splurges during this time of holiday excess. I hope some of the hints are useful to you as you manage your account this holiday season. Thank you for joining me and remember, we are all in this together!
Kaye Bailey

Link to the Digest in our Archive:
Digest 12/11/2012  

Good news in fight against childhood obesity

As reported in the New York Times on 12/10/2012:

Obesity in Young Is Seen as Falling in Several Cities

PHILADELPHIA — After decades of rising childhood obesity rates, several American cities are reporting their first declines. 

The trend has emerged in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, as well as smaller places like Anchorage, Alaska, and Kearney, Neb. The state of Mississippi has also registered a drop, but only among white students. 

“It’s been nothing but bad news for 30 years, so the fact that we have any good news is a big story,” said Dr. Thomas Farley, the health commissioner in New York City, which reported a 5.5 percent decline in the number of obese schoolchildren from 2007 to 2011.
The drops are small, just 5 percent here in Philadelphia and 3 percent in Los Angeles. But experts say they are significant because they offer the first indication that the obesity epidemic, one of the nation’s most intractable health problems, may actually be reversing course. 

The first dips — noted in a September report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — were so surprising that some researchers did not believe them. 

Deanna M. Hoelscher, a researcher at the University of Texas, who in 2010 recorded one of the earliest declines — among mostly poor Hispanic fourth graders in the El Paso area — did a double-take. “We reran the numbers a couple of times,” she said. “I kept saying, ‘Will you please check that again for me?’ ” 

Researchers say they are not sure what is behind the declines. They may be an early sign of a national shift that is visible only in cities that routinely measure the height and weight of schoolchildren. The decline in Los Angeles, for instance, was for fifth, seventh and ninth graders — the grades that are measured each year — between 2005 and 2010. Nor is it clear whether the drops have more to do with fewer obese children entering school or currently enrolled children losing weight. But researchers note that declines occurred in cities that have had obesity reduction policies in place for a number of years. 

Though obesity is now part of the national conversation, with aggressive advertising campaigns in major cities and a push by Michelle Obama, many scientists doubt that anti-obesity programs actually work. Individual efforts like one-time exercise programs have rarely produced results. Researchers say that it will take a broad set of policies applied systematically to effectively reverse the trend, a conclusion underscored by an Institute of Medicine report released in May. 

Philadelphia has undertaken a broad assault on childhood obesity for years. Sugary drinks like sweetened iced tea, fruit punch and sports drinks started to disappear from school vending machines in 2004. A year later, new snack guidelines set calorie and fat limits, which reduced the size of snack foods like potato chips to single servings. By 2009, deep fryers were gone from cafeterias and whole milk had been replaced by one percent and skim. 

Change has been slow. Schools made money on sugary drinks, and some set up rogue drink machines that had to be hunted down. Deep fat fryers, favored by school administrators who did not want to lose popular items like French fries, were unplugged only after Wayne T. Grasela, the head of food services for the school district, stopped buying oil to fill them.

Read Full Article in New York Times: Childhood Obesity Rates Decline

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Book Bundles Make Great Gifts!

Protein Power PLUS Book Bundle: Save 20%

Our new money saving Protein Power Book Bundle includes the newly published "Cooking with Kaye: Methods to Meals; The Protein Counter (2011) and for keeping track of your calorie intake and exercise output the Ultimate Pocket Diet Journal. Eating adequate protein and record keeping are proven effective means to lose weight and keep it off.

This bundle makes a terrific gift for someone just out of surgery. Bundle it today and save 20% off the publisher suggested price. Free Goody Bag & Four Rules Magnet with Bundle ($3.95 Value). Track your nutritional intake and caloric expenditure - Record keeping is a proven tool for lasting weight loss and weight maintenance. Bundle includes: Cooking with Kaye (November 2012); 3rd Edition Protein Counter (2011); and Ultimate Pocket Diet Journal. Complimentary Goody Bag and Four Rules Magnet with Bundle.

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Holiday Foods that Derail Weight Loss Goals

The Naughty List of Holiday Food from WebMD

This 15-slide WebMD presentation takes a quick look at holiday foods that may derail our best weight management efforts. Now, you know me well enough to know I don't care to assign food moral attributes such a "naughty" or "nice" -- food is food. Removing the moral labels gives us a more rationale attitude about the things we select to provide nutrition.  With that in mind, take a look at these foods which may not support our nutritional and weight management goals.

For holiday recipes that support our weight loss surgery health goals take a look at these two "Cooking with Kaye" email newsletters from our archive.

Classic Cooking with Kaye: Recipes we Love Year After Year

Cooking with Kaye: New Classics to Love

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Bundle Bargain - Save 25% off Top Books

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and people just like you doing their very best LivingAfterWLS with bariatric surgery.
Bundle includes: 5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual 2nd Edition (2012); Day 6: Beyond 5DPT (2009); Cooking with Kaye-Methods to Meals (2012). Over 250 recipes; 600 pages of effective empowerment supporting your healthy weight management. Publishers suggested retail price $82.95 - Save $21 with bundle.
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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Collaborating on Pinterest: Cooking with Kaye

 In my new cookbook, Cooking with Kaye: Methods to Meals published Nov. 20, 2012, I invited you to join the Cooking with Kaye board on Pinterest to share your images and experiences as you create and personalize recipes from the book!  You can check out the Cooking with Kaye board here:

Pinterest Cooking with Kaye

Follow the Invite Instructions to join the boad and collaborate in building a terrific collection of recipes using the methods and recipes from this cookbook that focuses on eating delicious protein first meals in support of healthy weight management with surgery.

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Featured Recipe:

Oven Braised Swedish Meatballs

Page 150: Cooking with Kaye

Oven Braised Swedish Meatballs - Prepared 09/14/2012 from page 150 of Cooking with Kaye. I love this recipe, especially the traditional flavors of nutmeg, allspice, and cardamom. One or two meatballs with a scant amount of egg noodles is quite satisfying to the little pouch and provides 18-36 grams protein. Ground beef and ground turkey sausage make a succulent main dish the entire family will love!

As described in the book: "The traditional flavors of nutmeg, allspice, and cardamom set these meatballs apart from the typical bland meatballs and gravy one might find at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Gently braised in the oven the meat is moist and tender and the sauce is rich and creamy."

Have you created this dish yet from Cooking with Kaye? Did you like it? Make any adjustments? Share your comments & photos here!