It has been a few months (or even years) since your weight loss surgery.
You have been eating your protein based meals, taking your vitamin and mineral supplements, getting in your exercise and drinking plenty of fluids.
You’re getting tired of the same old protein drinks, eggs, turkey and grilled chicken and want something different, but also want to stay on track. What can you do?
Best Websites and Cookbooks for Post-Op Bariatric Patients
There are many resources available to WLS patients, from websites to cookbooks. Some websites for bariatric patients offer a lot of great advice and really delicious recipes to change up your menu.
Here are our top suggestions:
Top 4 Bariatric Help Websites for WLS Patients
- Bariatric Pal
- Bariatric Eating
- Obesity Help
- Weight Loss Channel with Chef Dave Fouts, chef who had gastric bypass RNY in 2002
Top 4 Bariatric Cookbooks for WLS Patients
- Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery: Delicious Dishes for Nourishing the New You (Healthy Living Cookbooks) by Margaret Furtado, Lynette Schultz 2006.
- Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook for Dummies by Brian K. Davidson, David Fouts, Karen Meyers. 2010.
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery by Margaret Furtado, Joseph Ewing. 2009.
- CookWise with Chef Dave Volume I by Fouts, David., 2006. (Check Amazon.com for other Chef Dave books)
The above websites and cookbooks are not a complete list, but they can help get you started finding new bariatric-friendly meal ideas.
Share Your Favorites
What are some of the cookbooks and websites you use for new, interesting meal ideas? Please share below in the comments.
Dietitian’s Corner by Lori Skurbe
Dietitian’s Corner is a monthly column for post-op and pre-op patients of bariatric surgery in NJ written by Prime Surgicare’s Lori Skurbe. Lori has been a dietitian for over 20 years with an extensive background in weight management, bariatric nutrition and diabetes education.