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Getting Back on Track with Your Diet – Bariatric Edition

Getting Back on Track with Your Diet: Embracing the Basics


We all have those moments when our diet veers off course, leaving us feeling discouraged and overwhelmed. However, it’s important to remember that a few bad days of eating don’t define your entire journey. By returning to the basics and refocusing on healthy choices, you can regain control and get back on track toward your weight loss goals.


Let’s explore the power of going back to basics, including the benefits of meal planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation. And for those seeking bariatric-friendly options, the “Bariatric Expert” app provides a wealth of resources, including free meal plans and recipes to help you on your journey.


The Power of Going Back to Basics:

When you find yourself straying from your diet, it’s important to remember that you have the power to reclaim control.


Going back to basics means returning to the fundamentals of healthy eating that have helped you succeed before. By simplifying your approach and refocusing on nutritious choices, you can regain momentum and confidence. It’s not about dwelling on past mistakes, but rather using them as opportunities for growth and learning. Embrace the power of simplicity and start afresh with a renewed sense of determination.


Meal Planning: Your Roadmap to Success

One of the most effective strategies for getting back on track is meal planning. By taking the time to put together a well-balanced and tailored meal plan, you regain control over your eating habits. Consider incorporating bariatric-friendly options that align with your specific dietary needs. The “Bariatric Expert” app, available for download in the App Store, offers a plethora of free bariatric meal plans to help guide you towards healthier choices. By planning your meals in advance, you eliminate guesswork, reduce impulse eating, and ensure you have nutritious options readily available.


Grocery Shopping: Stocking Up on Success Equipped with your meal plan, it’s time to hit the supermarket and stock up on the necessary ingredients. Make a list and stick to it, focusing on fresh produce, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. Avoid aisles with processed and sugary temptations. With a well-prepared shopping list in hand, you’ll minimize the chances of impulse purchases and be more likely to make healthier choices. Remember, a well-stocked pantry and refrigerator will serve as a reminder of your commitment to your well-being.


Food Prep: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Food preparation is a game-changer when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet. Take some time to chop vegetables, portion out snacks, and cook in bulk. Preparing meals and snacks in advance saves time and ensures that you have convenient, healthy options at your fingertips when hunger strikes.


Consider utilizing the bariatric recipes available on the “Bariatric Expert” app to inspire your meal prep efforts. By investing a little time upfront, you’ll save energy and avoid making impulsive, less nutritious choices when hunger or fatigue sets in.


When setbacks occur on your weight loss journey, remember that going back to basics can be your saving grace. Embrace the power of meal planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation to regain control over your eating habits.


And for those seeking bariatric-friendly options, the “Bariatric Expert” app offers a wealth of resources, including free meal plans and recipes tailored to your needs. With determination, focus, and the right tools at your disposal, you’ll be back on track and feeling your best self.


Healthy Hugs,


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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