Developing healthy eating habits is necessary for making the most of bariatric surgery. The surgery can only be successful if you turn over a new leaf, adhering to a nutritious diet. After the surgery, there will be physical restrictions on your body, and if you ignore them reverting to your old eating habits, you will fall sick. However, does it mean that you cannot consume snacks after the surgery? Continue reading to find out the types of snack you can eat after bariatric surgery.
Snacking Between Meals
You must learn to differentiate between psychological hunger caused by craving of particular foods and actual hunger. If you are truly experiencing physical hunger, then you may have snacks. But there are restrictions. Do not eat a snack that is rich in carbohydrates. In fact, chew upon slowly and thoroughly a protein rich snack. Also take note the calorie rich drinks like soda, and juice will not satiate your hunger, and will not provide your body with sufficient nutrients either. Therefore, it is important that when you are snacking between meals, you are consuming a meal that is substantial.
Delicious Snacks That You Can Devour
Sugary delights and carbohydrate rich diet sure are enticing but they are detrimental to your health. Even if you think that you are consuming them in temperance, their intake can be catastrophic in cutting down calories. These foods will only fill you up for a short time. On the contrary, you may have delicious healthy snacks. Here is what you should have in order to satiate your hunger:
You may consume lean meats, such as poultry items without the skin -baked turkey, Cornish hen, and chicken. Beef flank and steak in appropriate serving, and centre loin or tenderloin of pork. A single slice of your favourite deli meat with diced veggies, and low fat cheese is not just fulfilling but healthy as well.
Nuts, Veggies and Fruits
Eat a few walnuts or almonds, or veggies like carrots, celery with tuna. Olives are also a good tasty snack in between meals. You can also eat fresh organic fruits with low fat cottage cheese. Apples with peanut butter, celery with cashew butter are really healthy alternatives.
Just make scrambled eggs – a hassle free healthy and nutritious snack!
If you recently had a bariatric surgery in Mexico, and are fussing over what meals to eat, you can reach out to us at International Patient Facilitators. We can recommend healthy and hearty alternatives that will keep you in shape and keep the scale moving in the right direction.
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Much success in your journey.
International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
Dr. Sergio Verboonen and Sheri Burke – Bariatric Coordinator and Nutritionist.
1 800 210 5124
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