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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Weekly Digest: More important that counting calories

The LivingAfterWLS Weekly Digest has been sent to subscriber emails and is also available for viewing live in our archive: Weekly Digest October 29, 2014

More than calories or grams:

Nutrient Intake Most Important After WLS

Quite honestly, with WLS we not only want to lose weight, we want to feel fabulous and full of life when the pounds are gone.

Thank you for joining me in this week's LivingAfterWLS Digest, I know your time is valuable and appreciate you spending some of it with me. Today I address our nutritional needs following weight loss surgery. So often, due to our epic dieting history, we focus on counting calories or fat grams or most recently protein grams as measure of food intake. While these measures are important to our success with WLS, they are not the only things with which we must be concerned. We need to pay close attention to our nutritional intake: vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, fiber, flavonoids, and all those things that keep the body running. In order to achieve and maintain this euphoria of living we must feed our bodies well.
There is a goodly amount of new information coming out about nutrients and how our body absorbs them. One of the key findings in the last 10 years is that we need healthy monounsaturated fat in our diet because it delivers nutrients throughout the body. Nutritionists are now encouraging us to avoid fat-free products in favor of healthy oils including olive oil, canola oil, and the omega 3 fatty acid found in cold water fish. Today we look at why these healthy fats make a difference in our health and weight management, and how to effectively and appropriately include them in our post WLS diet. Fish and Healthy Fats.

Another commonly known factor in our battle against obesity is self-perception: how we view our body. Take a look at this revealing feature about the role of body image in our weight management: Your Body Perception Matters.   And finally, wrap things up with a terrific easy and affordable weeknight recipe: Crispy Cajun Tilapia and Slaw. So good!
I hope you find this digest useful in your ongoing efforts for improved health with weight loss surgery. You have the power and knowledge to make this your healthiest season ever! Let's do it together!

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