My Favorite Food – Bariatric Edition

 
Finding My Way Back ,,,
 
This is one of those topics that I cannot write enough about. It is a topic that plagues all of us. Our favorite foods.
 
Many years ago, when I first started working with bariatric clients, this was something that we just didn’t talk about. It wasn’t on the tip of our tongues as it is today. The idea back then was, have surgery and take care of a problem. It was a “surgery and done” mentality. Boy oh boy, we missed the boat back then.
 
Today my teaching style is very different. Bariatric surgery is the starting point. Bariatric surgery will be the tool that will help us to lose weight. What about keeping the weight off? That’s where it gets a whole lot trickier. If my clients want to lose 100 lbs and then slowly regain it back, they will keep doing what they were doing before their surgery. 
 
Now, nobody wants that, a regain? This is why it is of the utmost importance that they learn about food and a bit about nutritional science. We need to understand clearly what goes on when we eat certain foods and why they create the perfect storm for a regain to happen.
 
I want to discuss the regain mentality and how it happens.
 
I like eating French fries and pizza. I grew up eating them and I don’t want to give them up. They are my comfort foods. 
 
Heck, I have a whole lot of other comfort foods to add to this list. Go ahead and add warm, white bread with butter oozing off the top. You can add Doritos, Kraft dinner, Coca Cola, chocolate milk, and did I already say French fries? Ya, I mentioned them already. 
 
You can say that my diet wasn’t the best. I would order a bran muffin instead of a chocolate chip one and think that I was doing something good for my body. I really and truly didn’t have a clue. 
 
We didn’t eat vegetables? It’s not that we hated them but they don’t go with Kraft dinner now do they? My Mom was busy working and we didn’t live with our Father so it was down to us from a very early age to put food into our bellies. The convenience was King. These are my teenage years in a nutshell – grab and go convenience stuff. 
 
Was I a healthy teenager. Yes. I didn’t have any health issues and I managed to do okay.
 
The problem today is that I have a taste for that same convenience food. I want to eat like a teenager still. Why is it that those tastes are so ingrained in us? I should write an entire blog dedicated to just this topic.
 
Okay, so back to my clients now. Guess what, they have the same issue. They have maybe different foods ingrained from their childhood but I can guarantee you, if there was fried chicken on their stovetop growing up, they will be craving that chicken as they get older. 
 
My husband is from Mexico. What do you think he craves? You’ve got it – TACOS! Those greasy street tacos that some older woman is serving out of the back of the trunk of her car.
 
We can’t deny that we crave certain foods.  
 
My kids? What do they crave? I cannot be 100% certain because they are only 17 and 19 now. I have a good guess though. They crave home-cooked meals. 
 
I cook a lot. There is always something bubbling on my stove. This is not because I am a perfect Mother. It is because I like to cook. It is the one place that I can leave my stress. Something is comforting in chopping and peeling and preparing a meal. It is kind of like my “happy place”. 
 
When my husband and I go on vacation or a weekend away, we stock the fridge with “convenience foods” for our teens. We make sure that they have Kraft dinner, bread, and peanut butter, frozen chicken nuggets and pizza. When we get home, the kids always make sure to tell me how much they miss my cooking. I hope that this means that when they grow up, they are going to have a craving for REAL FOOD, instead of convenience foods.
 
Now my conundrum today is that even if I spend half my life cooking, I still crave those same convenience foods from my teenage years. I may make a beautiful beef stew but if a pizza is delivered to my door, I am eating the pizza? What the heck is wrong with me? I don’t think I am such a weirdo and I do believe that my feelings are the same as yours. Yours may not be pizza and it may be another food – but you get my drift right? 
 
So how can we keep away from the foods from our childhood that are “not so great” for us today?
 
I think it comes from education. It is not enough for me to say “French fries” are bad for me. I need to truly understand “WHY” they are bad for me. I have to understand the entire “cascade of events” if I am going to make a long-lasting change and try my best not to eat them.
 
Here goes: French fries are little sticks of carbohydrates fried in crappy oil that is very inflammatory.
 
When I eat the yummy fry, it goes into my body and is converted into glucose and fat. Remember, there are three macronutrients and everything is either a carbohydrate, protein or fat. Carbs convert to glucose (sugar).
 
The French fries are digested very quickly and RAISE my BLOOD SUGAR very quickly. When my blood sugar is high, INSULIN needs to go out there and grab that sugar and do something with it – Insulin is like the key that opens my cells and sticks the sugar inside of them. It cleans my blood of the excess sugar. Now my insulin levels are high and let’s face it when insulin levels are high, it makes it very hard to lose weight. Also, my blood sugar has dropped and I am going to be craving more high carb foods very shortly afterward. I am in a lose/lose cycle. Pass the pizza, please.
 
Even with a thorough understanding of nutritional science, I still have a hard time staying away from my lovely, yummy, greasy, french fries and pizza. Imagine if I only thought that they were “bad”. It would be even harder to stay away.
 
Now, what happens if I have bariatric surgery and I go back to my bad eating habits? I have all the good intentions in the world but I find myself eating gas-station pizza more than once a week and the smell of the French fries at the McDonalds drive-thru is enough to turn my steering wheel in that direction? I have what I like to call “carb-creep” and the crappy tastes that I have developed as a teenager have turned against me!
 
Nutrition knowledge is an important tool that helps me maneuver away from these bad habits. I need to remember the cascade of events with my blood sugar and insulin levels. I don’t want to be an addict, searching for my next “hit” of fatty food!! I want to feel good in my skin. I want to feel satisfied and not starving hungry thanks to crappy carbs.
 
The more I stay away from the “foods of my past”, the more control I have over my day-to-day nutrition. For me to avoid a regain at any time in my life, I need to be aware of my triggers and stick to the basics which for me are: prioritize protein, control carbs and fill with healthy fat. I never gain weight when I am eating chicken and broccoli. I never gain weight when I am eating gorgeous salads. I never gain weight when I am eating eggs with sautéed veggies. 
 
My weight gain occurs when I turn into the teenager of my past and eat that same way. Those days are long gone and I should not think that I can get away with eating like that. I can’t. I am no longer living in a teenage body. I guess that you are not living in your teenage body either. 
 
I wish that I could end this blog by saying that I have solved the puzzle and I no longer crave the foods from my past. Nope. I am here to say that I am a pizza-whore but I am trying to get a grip on it even today. The good news is that I win (most of the time) over my cravings today.
 
What is it that you crave? 
 
 
 
 
 

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

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Low-Carb Minus the “Crazy” – Bariatric Edition

I like the title of this blog.  When I first got the idea to write this blog (back over 6 months ago), I originally titled it (in my head), “Keto without the Crazy”.  I have changed the name to “low carb” because for me, Keto really has gone CRAZY?  What originally was a fantastic way to eat an unprocessed diet has turned into a commercially lucrative event for marketers and manufacturers.  I am jumping off that platform in “name” only.  I just don’t want to use the word “Keto” even though I personally am still promoting this style of eating.  

So what style of eating do I promote for my bariatric clients? Allow me to expand.  

I promote a diet of whole, live, fresh, natural, good quality FOOD.  I don’t send my clients in search of bizarre foods, or food that costs a fortune. No pills, powders or special teas.  I send my clients in search of food that is NOT manufactured in a lab. 

I promote a diet that is high in protein, moderate in healthy fats and low in processed and refined carbohydrates.  See how I didn’t say “no” carbs?  I said “low in processed and refined carbohydrates”.  This means that my clients get their carbohydrates from lots of vegetables and some fruit.  

I personally follow this style of eating because I believe that good health is directly related to our blood sugars and insulin levels.  

When I was eating a diet of brown rice, lentils, beans, and quinoa, my blood sugars were creeping up.  I was hungry ALL OF THE TIME.  I got my first labs back where my triglycerides were a bit high. OUCH!!  How did that happen if I was eating such a “healthy” diet?  Well, I feel that these “healthy” carbs were just not so healthy for me anymore.  Sure, they may have served me when I was younger but my age has changed, as well as my nutritional requirements.

Biochemical individuality…. We are all unique.  What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for the next person.  What worked in our past, doesn’t necessarily work in our present or future.  Our bodies are changing, they are getting older.  Our hormones are changing also.  We need to be aware as to how our diet may need to change as we age.


Now, getting back to my clients and low-carb or keto or any eating plan post surgery.  My clients cannot eat a lot of food post surgery at one sitting.  We all know this.  This is the reason anybody has surgery in the first place.  My clients eat less food, and feel satisfied more quickly post surgery.

INTERMITTENT FASTING AND OMAD
  
For my clients, the popular OMAD (one meal a day) or even two meals a day, is not going to work for them in the beginning of their bariatric journey.  They cannot get sufficient protein into that OMAD or two meals a day.  Smaller meals throughout the day is a better way for my clients to eat when recently post-op.  

Intermittent fasting (IF) 16:8 (16 hours fasting and 8 hours feeding) can work wonderfully when they are further out of surgery but as long as they have a lot of restriction, I am gong to recommend that they eat more frequently. This does not mean 3 meals and 3 snacks.  I don’t want them grazing their way through the day.  This does mean a more structured meal plan though.

Priorize Protein – Control Carbs – Fill with Fat

I want to see my clients prioritizing protein.  I want to see them keeping their carb count low and I want them to fill with fat at the end to keep them feeling satiated.

This is the way I encourage my low-carb clients.  I encourage whole, live, fresh and natural foods.  I don’t suggest adding gobs of fat to “meet macros”.  Sure, eat “healthy” fat.  Don’t be fat-phobic BUT, don’t over-eat extra fat.  This is what I like to call “the bariatric friendly low-carb lifestyle”.  

We need to understand that by taking the first step and getting sugar and starch out of the diet, we are already half-way there.  The benefits start as soon as you omit the unhealthy processed carbs and you get your carbs through vegetables and low sugar berries.

So much information out there.  So much mis-information out there.  My clients are special and they need to work with somebody who understands their specific needs and requirements.  

I salute you.  You made the important decision of wanting to lose weight and be healthy.  You took those important steps to have bariatric surgery and you took control.  Continue taking that control when it comes to your diet. Don’t allow carb-creep to derail your efforts.  Continue with your desire to learn more about nutritional science and remember that beautiful you is a biochemical individual.  


Low-Carb on … my friends.
 
 
With Healthy Hugs and Enthusiasm
Sheri Burke

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

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Transformation, Enthusiasm, and Bariatric Surgery – Bariatric Edition

 
What Comes Next?
 
Real Transformation, Enthusiasm, and Bariatric Surgery.
 
Do you see all the before and after pictures? Can you believe all those pounds lost? It’s like two different people!
 
The person reading this right now… you may even be one of those amazing transformations that I am talking about. You came and you conquered. You made that decision to take your health into your own hands and you boarded a plane, flew to Mexico and had your bariatric surgery. 
 
You were motivated! You were excited! You were psyched-up and ready to get it done. You wanted what you saw in those transformational before and after pictures that you saw online. You may have had a neighbor or friend or relative that went before you. You were just so tired of the struggle of being overweight or obese. Nothing that you tried had worked and you lost and gained that same 20 pounds over and over again.
 
I get this scenario. I understand it so well. My career has been based on this exact description.
 
What comes next?  Yes, what does come next? We are so focused on the actual surgery that our minds forget to “fast forward” past the “honeymoon stage”. When we lose weight is it over? Does it just end there? What happens next? 
 
The first year is such a whirlwind. There is the lead-up to our surgery. This takes months. We need to decide to get it done and then we set the date, pay our deposit, book our flights. We start to focus on the pre-op diet and what that consists of. We have the surgery and the weight loss begins. We have support from our nutritionist and we work hard to get our diet right after surgery. We are cruising along during that first year. Some weeks we lose more and some weeks we lose less but our clothing sizes are getting smaller and everything is working out.
 
Goal (or close to goal). We did it. We are off our meds. We are at an ideal weight. We are feeling so much better about life and ourselves. What now?
 
This question “What Now” is so HUGE at this stage. Do we start to settle now? We were so motivated after the surgery. Where did all that motivation go to? 
 
Here’s what I think, we need to now replace motivation and willpower with “enthusiasm”. What does that mean?
 
I find that my willpower only takes me so far and then it fades. As I get older, it is harder to even muster up the “willpower”. It used to come so much easier. I get an idea and off I go!! I am motivated and my sheer willpower took me where I needed to go. Sure, I have good intentions but I need that “boost” to turn the intentions into reality.
 
Here is a good example. 
How many times have you said “Monday I will eat right” or “Monday I start my exercise program”. There is a little boost of motivation and willpower on the weekend and the intention is set but what happens on Monday morning when the alarm goes off at 6 am? Do I bolt out of bed to hit the gym? And if I can muster up the motivation to hit the gym, what happens on Tuesday and Wednesday and all the other days of the week? Where did that willpower go to? How can I get it back?
 
I want to share something with you. I have another trick in my toolbox. I call it enthusiasm. 
 
ENTHUSIASM TO THE RESCUE. 
 
Making the mental shift from “I gotta get this done” to I get to get this done” is what helps me immensely. 
 
I can be talking about my work or my activity level or about my meal planning. I like to stay excited about my plans. 
 
“get” to get up each day and help people get well through good eating habits and weight loss. I “get” to encourage them and see them lose hundreds and thousands of pounds.
 
“get” to be active each day. I “get” to move my body and sweat for an hour. I “get” to use exercise as my anti-depressant. 
 
“get” to plan my meals. I am not limited to only poor quality food (think refined and processed carbohydrates). I “get” to eat fresh, live, natural, good quality food AND I “get” to feed that same food to my whole family.
 
Gratitude. 
Gratitude is what happens when motivation and willpower leave the room. Gratitude allows me to feel enthusiastic about the life I have chosen to live. This feeling enables me to push further and create more goals and it helps me to build that life that I want to live.
 
What happens when you no longer have to focus on your weight loss? You are there. You’ve done it. What’s next? 
 
Let’s face it, the average active weight loss phase will last for approximately one year post-bariatric surgery. What then? Is it over? Or has it just begun? 
 
I like to think that this is the time to dial it up a notch (or ten). Who do you want to be? How far do you want to go? This isn’t “just” weight loss. It’s becoming who you were always meant to be. Why sell yourself short and stop when the weight loss stops.
 
We can be whoever we want to be. We are in charge of our lives and we create our lives how we want them to be. If we are powerful enough to have decided to have weight loss surgery then who’s say what powerful decision we will make next. 
 
I want to see you SOAR. I want to hear you ROAR and I want you to be that person that you always wanted to be. Let’s move gracefully to the next stage and keep setting goals for ourselves. Let’s feel the gratitude. We had a successful surgery and we did what we set out to do. How powerful we are. 
 
Let’s stop fretting about the last 10 pounds. I see my clients get stuck in this loop sometimes. I know that if they set new goals and if they got enthusiastic about them and felt grateful for where they are right now, that they would step off this loop and start crushing new goals. Guess what, those 10 pounds might just disappear in the process also.
 
“Some” of my personal goals right now look like this: 
Launch my new franchise business by Mid-March.
Continue to be active and work-out 5 days a week.
Continue to improve my diet and follow a low processed carb lifestyle.
Use Intermittent Fasting Mon. to Fri. to improve insulin response.
 
Tell me all about your goals. It’s your turn now.
 
Oh, I have so many goals set. The four that I listed above are just a drop in the bucket. I sit down and write them all down. I visualize them. I make a vision board. I can see what it looks like to achieve the goal. If I don’t do this, I feel like I am just on a hamster wheel and I don’t feel so enthusiastic about my life. I don’t know where I am going or what direction I am taking. 
 
If you haven’t taken the time to think about your life and what you want it to look like, this may be your time. Spend an hour with yourself and a blank page and start writing. See what comes out. If it helps, send it to me and I will help you stay accountable. 
 
 
With Healthy Hugs and Enthusiasm
Sheri BUrke

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

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February Flash Plan – 3 to 5 lbs in 4 days – Bariatric Edition

January was the LONGEST month EVER!  Who feels me?  I am in Ottawa, Canada so the days are super short in winter. The sun rises at 7.15am and sets at 4pm but the entire month feels like it has 40 days in it.  Is it still January?? This is not a complaint. I am just realizing that January feels like a longgggg month.
It is January 31st today – at the time I am writing this blog.  I am currently on an airplane flying back from Cancun, Mexico to Ottawa, Canada. I am creating the easiest 4 day menu plan EVER. 
Guys! I could tell you that it was a business trip.  Sure, it was a bit of work but – I had the BEST vacation ever. We spent 14 nights in the Mexican Caribbean.  We visited Akumal, Tulum, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres and Cancun.  
I lived in the region for many years and my kids were born there but this was the first time that I got to be an actual tourist in the area.  In the past I was raising kids and working and living “real life”.   
I will be going back for another vacation there soon.  If you haven’t been, GO.  Great weather, outstanding beaches, beautiful hotels, friendly people and AMAZING FOOD!!!!
BUT – now comes the bad part … well “bad” in a way.  I ate ALL of the tortas, tamales, and tacos.  I drank all of the tequila.  I had an overdose of “vitamin T” while on holiday.  So what’s a girl to do?  What happens now is a plan of clean-eating, no drinking, lots of water, lots of exercise and plenty of good quality sleep.  I am not 20 years old anymore.  When I “hit it hard”, I need time for recovery.  If I continue to “hit it hard”, repercussions will occur.  My blood pressure will sit a bit higher.  My weight will be a bigger number.  I will feel sluggish and in a crappy mood.  
 
FULL. STEAM. AHEAD.
Do you want to know what an RHN, registered holistic nutritionist (who specializes in bariatric nutrition) does to “GET BACK ON TRACK”?  I guess I could have had a holiday and never “got off track to begin with”, but what’s done is done and I will have no regrets.
I want you to join me on Monday, February 3rd for a 4 day “clean eating plan”.  I am going to eat a diet packed with protein and veggies.  There will be nothing “fancy” on this 4 day plan.  There will be no tricks or supplements or teas or pills or anything that isn’t just plain old FOOD!  I am going to ditch this 5 pound re-gain and I am going to be feeling better by next Friday. 
But, if you want to join me, you need to make a 4 day 100% commitment to yourself.  You will not stray during these 4 days.  You will eat what is on the menu.  You will drink all the water.  You will be active at least 30 minutes a day.  You will go to bed an hour earlier than normal.  No snacking allowed!  If you are super hungry, you are allowed to have some veggies (cooked or raw and only the low carb kind).
 
READY. SET. GO.
Let’s weigh ourselves on Monday.  Yes, gently step on the scale and record that number.  You can share it with me or in our private support group, or you can just keep it to yourself. 
 
Can I drink coffee?
If you do currently have one cup of coffee or tea in the morning, go ahead and do that please.  I am not taking away your cup of morning Java.  Breaking up with sugar and carbs is hard enough.  I don’t want you to hate me.  Have a cup of coffee and get on with it.  If you want to break up with caffeine, this is a great time to do it but if you are not ready for this step, that’s fine also. 
 
What can I drink?
Water.  Yes, for these 4 days, you will drink plain old water.  If you need to add a bit of sugar free flavour to it, fine but don’t text me pictures of all sorts of fancy “added this and added that” stuff.  Just drink the water please.  The goal here is to break our love of sweet things and if we add all the fancy stuff to our water, it makes it harder to break up with sweetness.  Let it go for these 4 days please.  Aim for 8 glasses of plain old water each day please.
 
What can I eat?
Here we go!!  Click on this link to download my 4 day February FLASH plan to lose 3 to 5 pounds and to feel better than ever by Friday,…… It is the most simple meal plan EVER
 
 
BAM!!  Did you see how easy that was?  I didn’t add any fish or salmon or seafood because so many people do not eat this.  I used chicken, eggs, steak and greek yogurt as your main protein sources. If you don’t like yogurt, switch it for cottage cheese or just eat eggs.
 
For more variety, you can switch the chicken for shrimp, salmon or fish. This is something I will probably do. 
 
The recipe for the chicken soup is just chicken, chicken or veggie stock and low carb veggies. You choose your favourite low carb veggies.  
 
Here is my personal grocery shopping list for the next four days.  I am just coming home from vacation so my fridge is EMPTY.  
 
  • Eggs
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Coffee Cream
  • Arugula
  • Boston lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Radishes
  • Mushrooms
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Lemons
  • Frozen Blueberries
  • Chicken
  • Steak
I will post a picture of my grocery cart so you can see (on social media) what my cart looks like and also how much it cost me. Most of you will already have half of these things in your fridge/ freezer – but remember, my fridge stands sadly empty at the moment.  I cleaned it out before I left for our vacation.
Who’s motivated to get started??  If you want to make your life easier, do a bit of food preparation on Sunday (after the Super Bowl). Get your veggies chopped and maybe even your eggs boiled, and your chicken cut and seasoned and ready to go.  This will take all the guessing out of it.  Have your meals ready to go before the hunger sets in.

Also, use your VSG tool as it was meant to be used.  Fill it until it is full.  Don’t just graze and never have your tummy full.  Of course, don’t eat so much that you are uncomfortable.  One of the biggest errors I see post weight loss surgery is the “never eat until I am satisfied” syndrome.  If you are never satisfied, you will always feel hungry.  This is setting yourself up for a regain.  Please use your tool correctly. 
I look forward to get started on Monday and to see all of you feeling better along with me.  At anytime you can follow this clean eating plan to get the scale moving again.  There is nothing weird or strange or dangerous about eating this way.  This plan is high in protein, has sufficient healthy fat added to it and your carbs come from your veggies and berries.
Healthy Hugs and reach out to me with any questions.
Sheri

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

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