Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

My yesterday in post weight loss surgery eating. Including a couple of fun, new food finds...

Breakfast: I had to fast for lab work (if you are a bariatric surgery post-op pal be sure you are getting those done at least annually, this is non-negotiable) and when the vampires were done with me my priority was a cup of coffee. I ran a few errands that took longer than I thought and ended up in a parking lot with a Taco Bell. I rarely eat fast food, I love to cook... but I read about Taco Bell's Naked Egg Taco and was curious. The "taco shell" is actually a fried egg and then they fill it with other breakfast foods.

After looking at the menu I made some adaptions to make it slightly healthier and more in my plan. Original version (310 calories, 14 grams protein, 15 grams carbs): egg shell, fried potatoes, bacon, nacho cheese sauce, shredded cheese. My changes (220 calories, 11 grams protein, 6 grams carbs): I axed the fried potatoes, swapped the bacon for crumbled sausage (doesn't change much calorie-wise just felt like sausage), axed the nacho cheese sauce and shredded cheese for their triple cheese blend. It was pretty darn tasty, it's limited time only/testing but if they keep it on the menu it's a pretty good fast food breakfast option.

Bariatric Surgery Fast Food option

Of course, an even healthier option would be to make one of my many Egg Bite (aka Mini Crustless Quiche) recipes but sometimes you are on a road trip and the choices are limited so it's nice when there is some option available.

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Lunch: Leftovers. I reheated (this gadget helps keep food from drying out) some of the meatballs and cabbage (usually serve it with bok choy but I had a cabbage) I made the other night. I made a beef version of my Teriyaki Pork Meatballs. Yummy. If you haven't made these yet give them a try they are great with pork, beef, turkey so whatever you prefer.

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Dinner: I just pan seared some Salmon, sprinkled it with fresh dill and served it with this frozen Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry blend I picked up at Trader Joes the other day, it's new.

It's frozen riced cauliflower seasoned with ginger, tamari and sesame oil, green peas, red bell peppers, grilled corn, and green onions. Pretty tasty and only 50 calories for a cup. About 8-10 minutes sauteed from frozen. I also had some mushrooms that needed using so I sliced and sauteed those too. I have leftover salmon to have on a salad or with cucumber "crackers."

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Snacks: Coffee, making up for lost time... the worst of fasting for labs for me is missing my morning coffee and I am sure others around me think so too. I am a much nicer person caffeinated. I also had my current favorite snack because I have soooo many pomegranates still on the tree... apple slices sprinkled with pomegranate seeds that I dip in a dollop of ricotta cheese sweetened with either a pump of Sugar-Free Torani syrup or a drizzle of Sugar-Free Maple syrup. Seriously, it's so good.

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Unknown said...

I am so thrilled I found your blog. I JUST had RNY on 9/26 and one of my biggest fears was missing food since I'm such a foodie! Your blog and posts make me feel so much better about what the future holds. LOVE it.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Yay, I am glad you found it. I hope that is what the blog does, eases people's minds a bit about life post bariatric surgery. Hope you enjoy anything you try!!

Darlene Harston said...

I had RNY in 2003 and lost 160 lbs. I did great at keeping it off (within 25 lbs) through 3 pregancies. Then, 3 years ago I got a new job that required a lot of stationary desk work and surrounded by lots of potlucks and unhealthy eaters.
I am trying to get back to pouch rules and find that my pouch capacity is still a scant cup. Do you know people who have had success with losing added weight after WLS using the pouch rules?

Christine said...

Glad everything went good with you. And about the menu - it looks quite delicious.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thanks Christine.


Hey Darlene, Why are potlucks so darn gooood haha?! Some thoughts... Visit your Dr. and tell him/her what's going on... most of them understand that obesity is a chronic disease that requires chronic treatment... they will help you and if they don't find a Dr. that will. Build your team... good Dr, dietitian, therapist, group, whatever area you & Dr feel needs work.

Get your labs done (and not just general ones, a full bariatric panel) see where you are at and if anything else maybe going on.

Are you on medications/changed medications? (lots have weight gain as a side effect) ask your Dr. about alternative treatments that don't.

Track your food... get a real B&W look at what is going in your body. When you have the data for a week or so the areas that need adjustment are usually jumping out... calories, portion size, simple carbs, fats, grazing versus protein dense meals, not enough protein, water. What your eating is important too... clean the pantry of unwise choices... make your house/desk at work a safe zone. Plan some protein packed meals... LOL bring something healthy for you to the potluck and maybe you will start a trend ;)

Hope this helps a bit.

wyntormoon said...

HI there, Your website is AMAZING, it's actually one of the ones that is listed in our Kasier book for WLS. I have my surgery, (FINALLY) on the 30th of October. I have been printing and writing down ALL your mini muffin bites, the one thing I wanted to know was, how many do you eat to count towards the 4 ounces of protein? I know they are all different with different ingredients, but for your beef, chicken ones, do you eat two, four? Would just like to know. Thank you so much for this wonderful blog and your inspiration to all of us going through this.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you, It's an honor to be included in Kaiser's (great program) resource for patients. Portion will depend on how far out you are, if you have something with them, if they are denser and have meat in them less than maybe those with just veggies. Hope that helps a bit and you enjoy anything you try from the blog!

Unknown said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, a million times over. Had gastric bypass 10\9 and reading your blog and recipes makes me feel like I got this! I think I live you! LOL.

swati oak said...

Hii..Wonderfull Information, I read your blog u shared some useful tips from this post. Please tell me about recovering time of Weight Loss Surgery?

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Recovery time will vary from person to person of course but you will be walking around the halls the day of or next day. I could have returned to work at 2 weeks (sit down job at the time) but I felt "normal" by about 7 weeks (not as wiped out tired, overwhelmed, emotional, etc.)