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Eucalyptus Oil on Zits and Post-WLS Acne

After weight loss surgery, my hormones began to fly up and down without warning. Suddenly, I began to look like a teenager again, both in size, and with the pimples on my face! I tried face washes and zinc vitamins. ultimately, I wanted something that would dry up the zits before they got to the point where I would want to pop them. I read online about the virtues of eucalyptus oil, and it also happens to be my absolute favorite scent. I purchased a…

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Omega + C Orange Salmon Endives, 19.5 grams protein, 290 calories

The perfect winter lunch to pack in the nutrients and prevent the sniffles.  Endive is enriched with Vitamin A and ß-carotene, which have antioxidant properties. Carotenes convert to vitamin A inside the human body.  The orange delivers your vitamin C right in between the smoked salmon, which is high in omega fatty acids. All ingredients combined are sweet and moist, perfect for chewing. Ingredients: 2 ounces skinless boneless smoked salmon 4 Tablespoons Cream Cheese, with chives if possible ½ naval orange 4 endives slices Directions:…

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Popeye’s Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie, 2 grams protein, 157 calories per cup

“It will work if the change will motivate your tastes buds.” This is a very interesting quote from Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, the documentary about the value of juicing.  and explains how the smoothie must intrigue your sense of taste for your lifestyle changes to be permanent.  Since bypass, I’ve been able to explore new foods and be as daring as ever, keeping me motivated but also satisfied! For example, never in my life would I sit down to a bowl of kale. But…

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How to Keep Avocados Fresh Without it Turning Brown

This easy trick is courtesy from the women’s health magazine. Just cut a red onion into fairly large chunks into an airtight plastic container, and place the avocado half (with the pit) on top.  The skin should be touching the onion chunks. Put the lid on the plastic container, throw it in the fridge, and brown avocados will be a thing of past. How does the trick work? The onion emits sulfur gases, which help stop the oxidation process that turns avocados brown. Here’s a…

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Oven-Baked Pastrami Eggrolls, 12 grams protein, 214 calories

In this recipe, I replaced the cabbage and carrots with a package of broccoli slaw. You can find broccoli slaw in most supermarkets in the vegetable isle near the salad mixes.  The meat will only taste as good as the quality of your deli purchase. Ingredients:  1 package Broccoli Slaw 1 Package Pastrami, 7 ounces 1 Package Eggroll Wrappers 1 teaspoon chopped Ginger 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil  1 Tablespoons Teriyaki ½ teaspoon Mustard 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon white pepper Directions:  Stir-fry the broccoli slaw…

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Edamame Frozen Microwave Meal, 12 grams protein, 220 calories

This is the by far the fastest meal to heat up and enjoy.  You can freeze the mixture in a microwave safe container and heat up for lunch straight from the freezer.  The onions will caramelize in the microwave, the cheese will melt, and the edamame will be infused with the teriyaki flavor. This practical meal will surprise you. What a perfect lunch to grab for work. Ingredients: 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (5g,60c) 2 ounces edamame (5.5g,61c) 1 tablespoon purple onion, chopped (4c) 1…

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How to cook spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash is a well known dieter’s secret for a low calorie gluten-free alternative to pasta.  To prepare the squash, cut in half and place face-down on a baking pan in the oven set to 500 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes.  Discard the seeds, and scrape out the squash with a fork. It will look just like thin noodles.  Refrigerate and use in pasta recipes.   Related PostsChunky Cream of Chicken Noodle Soup, 7 grams protein, 93 calories 10000Easy to cook, and hearty to eat.…

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Necessary Carbs and Fats for Post-Op Breakdown of Proteins

Post-op patients must remember to add necessary carbs and fats on top of their protein, in order to break down the protein with body fat rather than muscle mass. If you had RNY gastric bypass weight loss surgery, then you are experiencing rapid weight loss like me.  This causes your body to burn the muscles instead of your fat.  At the end of this journey, you might find yourself at your goal weight, with a morbidly high body fat ratio.  This means that you are…

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Harvest Snaps Pea or Lentil Chips Snacks, 5 grams protein per ounce

These chips are absolutely perfect!  You get 5 grams of protein from every ounce.  Buy two flavors and mix.  Prepare mixed flavor packs in zip-lock bags for grab-n-go snacks or work/school/office lunch bags. Click here for purchase and nutritional information. Black Pepper snack bags Tomato Basil Wasabi Ranch Lentil Onion Thyme  (pictured) Lightly Salted (Original) Snapea Caesar  (pictured)

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