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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Grilled Trout - Perfect Protein

How lucky am I? Jim served me this perfect WLS protein for breakfast. A fresh fillet of grilled Rocky Mountain Trout.  A 3-ounce serving of grilled trout provides 22 grams of protein to 4 grams fat and zero carbohydrate. Jim seasoned this with "Hot Shot" pepper blend and a pinch of kosher salt. He grilled it on the outdoor gas grill (thanks for not stinking up the house honey!) for about 4 minutes per side and served it to me with a dollup of plain yogurt blended with pickle relish for "Tarter Sauce" --- delicious and this meal kept me energized all morning.

I've got to say - this is one of my most favorite ever non-breakfast breakfast meals!

Do you have a favorite non-breakfast breakfast meal?

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5 Day Pouch Test
Owner's Manual 2nd Edition
eBook Edition - 2013

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eBook Edition - 2013 5DPT Manual 2nd Edition

Weight Loss Surgery can profoundly facilitate weight loss in morbidly obese patients, but it is not a one-time fix. As patients soon learn vigilance is required to lose weight and sustain a healthy weight after surgery. Thousands of people around the world use the 5 Day Pouch Test to stop weight gain after WLS and return to the basics prescribed by their bariatric center. This proven 5 day program breaks habits that contribute to weight gain and restore one’s feeling of fullness after a small high-protein meal. If you think your pouch is broken or desire to get back on track with the WLS basics this five-day solution is for you. New 2nd edition features over 50 delicious recipes, current FDA, USDA, and ASMBS guidelines, extensive FAQ section all in Kaye Bailey's inspiring and empowering voice. It is time to get back on track and manage your WLS: start with the 5 Day Pouch Test. The 5 Day Pouch Test is suitable for all bariatric procedures including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, gastric sleeve and others.

Learn more about the new second edition:An Interview with Kaye Bailey

eBook ISBN: 1628902396
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Monday, September 09, 2013

Cooking with Kaye now on Amazon!

Did you know that Cooking with Kaye Methods to Meals is now available on Amazon? Check it out here. Already have it? Post a review and let us know what you think! Protein First recipes for weight loss surgery patients and the people they cook for.

Kaye Bailey's all-new highly anticipated cookbook Published Nov. 20, 2012. Written for the weight loss surgery patient and the people they cook for, this hard-back comb bound cookbook features 134 all new recipes and detailed techniques to take you beyond the meal to create recipes you and your family will love. Must have for any WLS household. Introducing Kaye's new "Pace of Preparation" to identify recipes that meet your time schedule and serve your dietary needs. Meals for the blended household (WLS & non-WLS eaters), couples, singles, all of us. Recipe categories include soups, salads, crunchy protein, savory skillet meals, oven baking and roasting, braising and slow cooking. Enjoy something delicious today: get Cooking with Kaye. Cooking with Kaye is suitable for all bariatric procedures including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding, gastric sleeve and others.

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

5DPT Bulletin: Hunger is not an emergency

Published today: 5 Day Pouch Test Bulletin
Is your post-WLS hunger a crisis? 
View bulletin in our archives: 5DPT September Bulletin
Opening Article:
"Greetings - Autumn Leaf
Thanks for joining me for the September 5 Day Pouch Test Bulletin, our first of the fall season. For me, now seems like the right time to review my understanding of body hunger and remind myself of the difference between hunger and appetite. In hearing from you in the weight loss surgery communities I know that many of us struggle time and again against hunger -- or what we think is hunger.  One of the best breakthroughs in understanding my food relationship came in 2008 when I read the words, "Hunger is not an emergency." My goodness! Who knew? Read my blog post account of that enlightening moment:
"Just this week I had a breakthrough moment when I read that naturally slender people do not treat hunger as an emergency. "Most of us who struggle with extra pounds tend to view hunger as a condition that needs to be cured - and fast," writes Judith S. Beck, PhD, author of the Beck Diet Solution. "If you fear hunger, you might routinely overeat and avoid it," she says adding, "Thin people tolerate hunger because they know hunger pangs always come and go, buying them some time."
Hunger defined: the painful sensation caused by a lack of food that initiates food-seeking behavior.
Hunger is not an emergency. Interesting, don't you think? Since publishing the 5DPT I've received tremendous feedback. Some people are amazed to not feel hungry, even on those difficult first two days. Others report "climbing the walls" hunger. I believe each of us responds differently to the 5DPT and there are certainly extremes between lack of hunger and ravenous hunger."

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Understanding Hunger
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

More Stars: Another review on Amazon. This is EXCITING

Thanks Kathy - I appreciate your kindness and time in sharing your thoughts on the 5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual.

5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST have for WLS patients!, September 4, 2013
This review is from: The 5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual (Perfect Paperback)
I had WLS 3 years ago next week. This book is the most helpful of all the many books I bought. As a matter of fact, it's place is in my kitchen drawer. It's always at my finger tips for referral. The recipes are the best too. My entire family eats the food I cook out of the book so I have to cook double. The 5 Day Pouch Test is a must have reference. The best help of all for WLS patients!!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for anyone with WLS, September 4, 2013
This review is from: The 5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual (Perfect Paperback)
I have this book and live by it. Kaye Bailey is an advocate for those of us that have had weight loss surgery. She has written this book with love and experience. When I get off track from weight loss surgery and feel hopeless, I pick up this book and follow the five day pouch test. In those five days I feel back in control and empowered. Another plus to doing the five day pouch test is that I usually lose a few pounds as a bonus. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has had WLS. I have bought several of these books as gifts for my new weight loss surgery friends.

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Healthy & Delicious Carbs to Love

Enjoy Healthy Carbs in these
Taste Pleasing Side Dishes
Shared from the LivingAfterWLS Weekly Digest

Stawberries & Asparagus
Including fresh vegetables and berries in a meal of lean protein assures you get a variety of nutrients and fresh flavor without sacrificing your healthy living goals. Some weight loss surgery patients notice the stringy fiber of asparagus causes digestive discomfort. Look for tender young stalks to avoid the stringy fibers or use a vegetable peeler and remove the outer layer of each stalk to enjoy the tender asparagus without the stringy fiber.

Lemony Asparagus with Parsley
Serves 4

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and sliced into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus; cook, stirring occasionally, 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from heat. Stir in chopped parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and black pepper. Serve warm.

Per 1/2-cup serving: 35 calories, 3g protein, 2g fat, 5g carbohydrate and 2g dietary fiber.

More recipes in the Weekly Digest

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Now on Amazon: Kaye Bailey Books

LivingAfterWLS publications are now available on Amazon!

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September 1, 2013: We are pleased to announce our affiliation with providing our customers another storefront option for purchasing LivingAfterWLS publications. Learn more for your best purchasing option:

What is the advantage of purchasing from the LivingAfterWLS Store vs. Amazon? The LivingAfterWLS General Store is the premier retailer of Kaye Bailey's books and all LivingAfterWLS publications. At LivingAfterWLS we enjoy a very close association with our customers -- our Neighbors -- and believe the personal care we give in preparing and packaging your order is a favorable step in your WLS empowerment. Upon receiving your package you will find carefully packaged merchandise, little extras like our "Goody Bag" and a hand-stamped packing slip with loyal customer coupon attached. In a world of automation and impersonalization we take great pride in giving a little bit of ourselves with each package we send. You are more than a customer to us: You are our Neighbor and partner in the quest for lifelong weight management with surgery. Thank you for allowing us the joy of serving you. 

What is the advantage of purchasing from Amazon vs. LivingAfterWLS Store? Beginning September 1, 2013 LivingAfterWLS is pleased to announce our affiliation with Customers and fans of LivingAfterWLS are now able to purchase our publications from Amazon. This may be a preferred option if you have an established account with Amazon, an Amazon gift card, or prefer not to use the PayPal gateway for payment in the LAWLS Store. Amazon "Super Saver" shipping may apply to orders meeting minimum purchase requirements. Publications purchased from Amazon are shipped quickly via the US Post Office. Due to the terms of our affiliation Amazon orders will not include the personalized complimentary gifts our customers enjoy when ordering from the LivingAfterWLS store. LivingAfterWLS General Store coupons may not be applied to Amazon orders. Non-published products in the LivingAfterWLS Store are not available through our Amazon affiliation, nor are the economical book bundles. International shipping is not available for Amazon print publication orders.

Stop Counting Carbs and Lose Weight

Hot off the press - LivingAfterWLS Weekly Digest
Great topic today: Never Count Carbs Again
Link to the full newsletter in our archive: Digest Sept 3 2013

Opening Article from the Digest:
A major area of concern and sometimes confusion for us after weight loss surgery is how many grams of carbohydrates should we eat in a day. Have you been perplexed over the carbohydrate question? Today we take a look at carbs and the role they play our diet after weight loss surgery.

It is popular in the health and nutrition fields to describe carbs as "good carbs" or "bad carbs". I prefer not to use those words because they assign a moral trait to food and food does not have moral traits. Food is food. When we remove moral assignment from the food we eat we can be smart, thoughtful, and rational with our choices. But if we assign morals to food and eat "bad carbs" then we must be bad. You know the self-blame cycle I'm talking about.

Instead of good carbs and bad carbs I prefer to use more accurate terms:

  • Fruit and Vegetable Carbs or Complex Carbs
  • Grain and Starch Carbs or Complex Carbs
  • Processed Manufactured Carbs or Simple Carbs
I have them arranged in nutritional importance to us after undergoing weight loss surgery. Like other nutrients carbohydrates are measured in grams. A 2008 broad-canvas study of bariatric centers revealed that few bariatric surgeons or nutritionists give a specific daily quota for carbohydrate intake. Most default to the 113g RDA recommended by the National Academies' Institute of Medicine for people following a 1200 calorie a day diet. It takes roughly 8 to 10 cups of fruit and vegetables to equal 113g complex carbohydrates and I do not know any weight loss surgery patient who can consume that much volume.

That is good news. While it is unlikely we can ever reach that daily intake by eating fruits and vegetables it is also unlikely we will ever over eat our carbohydrate allowance when we select high moisture, high fiber fruits and vegetables. A variety of fruits and vegetables promotes good health because they contain disease fighting vitamins and nutrients. Fruits and vegetables enjoyed with lean protein improve the overall eating experience for weight loss surgery patients because they are high in moisture. This is a relief when we are following the liquid restrictions and not drinking a beverage with meals.

Link to the full newsletter in our archive: Digest Sept 3 2013

Today we look at Protein & Fruit WLS Perfect Mealcomplex carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables. We have some great tips and recipes to include them in your diet for life-long weight management. Pictured here is a typical breakfast plate for me that included 2 ounces white meat roasted turkey, 1 hard-cooked egg, 6 blackberries and 1/2 large kiwifruit. After enjoying this meal I will not feel hungry or crave sweets for several hours. Nutritional Count: 182 Calories. (44% Protein, 32% Fat, 24% Carbohydrate); 20g Protein; 6g Fat; 11g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber. 75% RDI Vitamin C, 25% RDI Niacin, 5% RDI Calcium.) I consider this plate a perfect breakfast and while I don't get it right every morning it is a goal I aim for because on days when I get this right I am powerful and in control.

Continue to the full newsletter and don't miss a bit of this great information that supports your ongoing weight management with surgery.

Link to the full newsletter in our archive: Digest Sept 3 2013