Tuna Salad: 3 Ounces foil-pack tuna mixed with 1 hard-cooked egg, 4 baby carrots. Mix tuna salad with chopped egg, serve with baby carrots (avoid high calorie veggie dip – not necessary). Calories 180; 21g Protein, 9g Fat, 4g Carbohydrate. Add seasonal berries or fruit as desired. Eat 2 bites protein to each bite of low-glycemic fresh fruit or vegetable.
Anyone with alcohol or drug dependency will not be eligible for the procedure. The doctor may say that small amounts of red wine are okay, but anything other than that cannot be ingested after the lap band has been put in place. This is because individuals with addictions such as drugs and alcohol can cause severe harm to themselves and they can reverse the process.
Use low fat milk. When you use low fat milk, you will still get the nutritious benefits of milk, but without all the fat grams. Try substituting skim, 1%, or soy milk in your cereal, coffee, and cooking.
This actually may be easier than it sounds. While going from a 2000 calorie diet to a 1500 calorie diet is tough – that is 25 percent less calories a day – the average American actually consumes 4270 calories a day. That means that cutting 500 calories is actually just a 12 percent reduction in the amount of food you eat.
3) Solid foods (“Chew foods”) NOT SOFT OR LIQUID FOODS (Not “Slidy, slippery” foods). When first out of surgery, patients are given a specific diet (diets vary based on band vs. bypass as well as doctor preference). During this phase, it is okay to have soups, pureed food or liquid meals. After this initial phase, however, solid foods is a must. Solid foods have the nutrients needed for survival. Chewing is most important! Patients should take bites about the size of a pencil eraser and chew the food ten to thirty times, until it becomes more of a liquid before digestion. As well, an important reason to not eat slippery foods is they go down easily and patients can overeat because of them.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health recommends weight loss surgery face for people with a body mass index (BMI) of at least 40 or for people with BMI 35 and serious medical conditions such as diabetes. BMI is a measure of the weight-height. It is calculated by dividing weight in kilos by the square of height in meters.
Final but not least, Talk to your loved ones. The reason this is important is because we seem to not take recommendations from our family members, however when speaking about surgery we need to. When you talk to your family members they will be able to provide you with advice and tell you whether or not it is best to get the surgery.
And not a diet where you starve yourself or eat grapefruit all day long. A diet that consists of foods you like from all four food groups. And when you hear the word “exercise” don’t let that scare you. Exercise does not mean running 5 miles a day. You can lose weight by getting some sort of physical activity for 20 minutes, 3 times a week. Whether it be swimming, jogging, aerobics or yoga. It’s important to find something you enjoy doing rather than something you feel like you have to do.