I get a lot of interest from followers on my diet/lifestyle . I hate to use the word diet because it is just such a negative term. I love to eat and before I had a revision WLS ( weight loss surgery) it showed
See! You don’t get to be 284lbs by not loving food. My problem was my food intake was atrocious! I made bad choices and I admit it. I remember driving to the hospital to work one day back in 1998 ( I had my first WLS in 98) and stopping at a donut shop. I ordered 6 eclair cream filled donuts and ate them all before arriving at work. So guess what , I did it again the next day too! I have a very addictive personality , hence why I am now sober, and when food becomes your addiction you pay for it. Luckily I have been able to positively change my addictions to fitness and weight loss now.
So I needed to change. WLS helped me. It was my tool. When I first had my old school surgery in 98 I was not healthy , I lived on liquids. I barely consumed protein and I wasn’t well.
Fast forward to 2010 when I had a revised RNY gastric bypass and had a team of professionals to guide me. I learned to make good choices. Always chose protein first, veggies second and never drink while eating. So what the heck do you eat in day?
I’m a creature of habit and when something works I stick with it! Now that I’m lifting heavy 6x a week I actually eat quite a bit for a WLS patient.
Breakfast – everyday it’s 2 coffee with lactose free creamer and stevia. Typically I don’t eat before the gym and do fasted cardio and a lift. On the days I don’t work out I eat a lot of eggs, protein waffles or rice cakes with protein butter.
I drink a pre workout and lift.
Post workout – now I’m freaking hungry!!!! I always drink a protein shake mixed with water immediately after! In my car in the gym parking lot I’m smashing my face full of 3.5 oz chicken mixed with 1/2 sweet potato. I still can’t eat chicken without feeling sick so I have to almost blend it into my sweet potatoes. Or I’m eating hard boiled eggs, Deli turkey slices or just as much protein as I can!
Lunch – typically its cucumbers/hummus and a salad with a ton of pepitas, almonds, egg, cheese and low calories dressing.
Pm snack – another shake with water. Rice cake (caramel with pumpkin protein muscle butter) oh yeah!
Supper – always a meat and vegg combo. My problem is I fill up on the protein so I have trouble eating all the veggies. Again , I blend them together on my plate. Somedays I seriously feel like a 5 year old.
Bedtime – Yes I eat before bed! Always a casein shake with water and cinnamon! Depending on my macros left for the day it could be simple toast and PB.
I like snacky type foods and my car is always filled with healthy treats like These
I’d love to hear from my fellow WLS peeps for ideas on new snacks , meals and recipes to share!