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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Turkey is good for Weight Loss! Eat Up!!!

Great hints for navigating the holidays with WLS:
The 5 Day Pouch Test: Express Study Guide

“TURKEY, n. A large bird whose flesh when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude. Incidentally, it is pretty good eating.”
Ambrose Bierce, ‘The Devil's Dictionary’ (1911)

Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving turkey and days of leftovers? Did you know turkey is one of the best animal proteins WLS patients can include in their diet in support of weight loss and weight maintenance? Next week when you stare down the big bird consider these things:

3 Ounces of Roast Turkey (mix of light & dark meat) Contains:
  • 145 Calories
  • 25 grams protein
  • 4.2 grams fat
  • 23% daily value of Niacin
  • 20% daily value Vitamin B6
  • 17% daily value zinc
  • 11% daily value iron

  • I know there are tons of “disguise your leftover turkey” recipes out there. But you know, in a sentimental moment I’m willing to slice off three ounces from the T-Day carcass, enjoy it plain and simple paying homage big bird! “Thank you turkey, for making me a lean-mean-healthy machine!”

    Enjoy the big bird - it's good for you!

    Nutrition 101:

    Niacin: Helps maintain healthy functions of the nervous system, digestive system and skin.

    Vitamin B6: Aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins to produce vital energy for the body.

    Zinc: An essential mineral to human nutrition and body processes involved with physical and mental development and protection. Zinc is found in every cell in the body and involved in the synthesis of protein and the action of many enzymes.

    Iron: a mineral that aids in the formation of red corpuscles and is a necessary component of hemoglobin, the oxygen carrier in the blood, and is also important for energy utilization. 
    Do you have questions about what kind of turkey to buy? I learned new things on today's Blog:
    Turkey Tips Step 1: Shopping for Your Feast
    by Chris Bernstein, Food Safety Education Staff, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA

    "The first step to hosting a safe holiday feast is choosing your bird. Picking out the perfect turkey doesn’t mean just choosing the plumpest one in your grocery store. To find the perfect turkey for you and your guests, read the labels." Link to Blog

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