By: Meaghan Edwards- Registered Dietitian
After bariatric surgery, it is very easy for people to find themselves in a food rut. They end up eating the same foods over and over again and then they become bored with their foods. This can cause people to stop cooking at home and eating out more often to get that variety of different foods and flavors that they are craving. Do not be afraid to add seasoning and spices to your food or try a new cooking method once you have your procedure. Here are some good bariatric surgery friendly websites and/or cookbooks that will help you avoid boredom with your foods.
- Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery: Over 140 Delicious Low-Fat High-Protein Recipes to Enjoy in the Weeks, Months and Years After Surgery by Patt Levine and Michele Bontmpo-Saray
- Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery: Delicious Dishes for Nourishing the New You (Healthy Living Cookbooks) Margaret Furtado M.S. R.D. L.D.N. and Lynette Schultz L.R.C.P. R.T.
- The Good Life Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook by Rosemary Dolloff
- The Bariatric Foodie Guide to Perfect Protein drinks by Nikki Massie
These are just a few places that you can start to look at. Do not get bogged down with just trying to make bariatric friendly recipes. Once you get the hang of your procedure and what you tolerate, any recipe can be modified into something that is your size and healthy for you.