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BLT Chopped Salad

Knowing that you should avoid certain food is not the same thing as not wanting a certain food (cue bread cravings.) The mind is a very strong thing. You can try all of the tricks- exercise, drink water, leave your house, etc, but every once in a while your brain just doesn’t quit. That’s how I felt last week (yes, dietitians have cravings and struggles too). I wanted a BLT sandwich. Really wanted one. So I did the most logical thing I could like of….I had a BLT…without the bread…plus some other yummy ingredients. Lo and behold, my craving was satisfied. If you are a BLT lover and a salad lover, then you will love this BLT Chopped Salad.

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Avoid Body Image Distortion After Weight Loss Surgery

What is body image distortion? Body image distortion has nothing to do with whether you’re overweight, at an ideal weight, young, old, male or female. “Double vision” as some people call it,  is when can’t see your beauty because all you notice are “imperfections.”

Avoid body image distortion

It can also mean that you see yourself differently from the way you actually are. For example, you might be slim, but you see yourself as heavy.

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Baked Salmon and Broccoli

Life can be busy and hectic. When you get home the last thing you want to do slave over a hot stove. Simple, fast, homemade meals are becoming a necessity in this world. This easy baked salmon and broccoli recipe will provide an entire meal with a short prep time and easy clean up. Win!

This simple baked salmon and broccoli recipe serves one but can easily be modified so the entire family can enjoy. The salmon provides healthy fats and protein which will help curb cravings and keep you strong and full. The broccoli is a good source of vitamins and minerals as well as fiber to keep you body going and your digestive tract moving.

Baked Salmon and Broccoli

Baked Salmon and Broccoli

Follow the recipe below for a simple yet delicious meal.

How to Shop for Clothes After Weight Loss Surgery

It’s been six months since your weight loss surgery. You’ve adjusted to the post-bariatric diet. You’re enjoying tasty high-protein, low carbohydrate foods and learning that small portions are satisfying.

Most days you’re fitting in 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, reaping the benefits of working out regularly. After years of looking, you’ve discovered the formula for weight loss: bariatric surgery followed by lifestyle changes.

How to shop for clothing after weight loss surgery.

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Dinner Menu

Time not on your side this week? Sometimes there just is not enough time, I get it. Between work, our baby, house chores, yard work, church activities, and small amounts of sleep- meal planning and grocery shopping is the straw that can break your back. When life gets in the way like this, I try to have a plan in my back pocket. I make up a weekly dinner menu or two  when I seems to have a few minutes, then reuse as needed. Weekly Meal Plans

When I make a dinner menu, I try to put recipes together that give variety but will also let me batch cook some things. For example, this dinner menu used sauerkraut/cabbage in a few recipes as well as ground beef. So you are buying less ingredients and able to cook a few things on one night.

 Another thing I make sure to do is to write out the groceries needed. That way I can send a list to the store with someone else or order groceries online to save time.

Click on the link for the dinner menu and grocery list. Follow each individual link for the recipes.

Dinner Menu

Baked BBQ Chicken

Cottage Cheese Slaw

Reuben in a Ramekin

Pork Roast and Sauerkraut

Mini Quiche

Cabbage Jambalaya

Buffalo Chicken Wrap 

WeightWise Blog Disclaimer

How to Choose Insurance for Weight Loss Surgery

Everyone needs health insurance. But how do you decide what type of plan to buy? If you’re preparing for weight loss surgery, you should know that not every insurance company covers the procedures.

Some companies pay for some types of weight loss surgery. Others offer limited or no benefits for bariatric surgery.

How to choose insurance for weight loss surgery.

At WeightWise, we’ll work with your insurance company to figure out what benefits you can expect. Learn more about paying for weight loss surgery by reading our financial FAQ page.

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Cottage Cheese Slaw

Coleslaw is good for you, but only when made with certain ingredients. The added sugar and ton of mayo are not those “good for you” ingredients. But it is one of my favorite cook out dishes, so I set out to make a healthier version of this summer staple. Cottage cheese slaw is higher in protein and lower in fat than traditional recipes.

Cottage Cheese Slaw from WeightWise.

Cottage Cheese Slaw

Now, I’m not a huge fan of cottage cheese, but I have grown to tolerate it if I am really hungry. However, I was pleasantly surprised that the cottage cheese married so well with the cabbage. In my husbands words, this one is “blog worthy” (yes, I do make some “not blog worthy” dishes). I will definitely be making this version of coleslaw again.

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No heat necessary for this cottage cheese slaw, which makes it ideal for hot summer months. Cottage cheese slaw can be your new cook out staple alongside grilled pork chops or baked BBQ chicken.

How to Care for a Cast Iron Pan

How to Care for a Cast Iron PanWe publish lots of tasty recipes on the WeightWise blog. Most of our recipes are easy to make. We strive to keep things simple, and you can make cooking even more enjoyable by using the right tools.

A cast iron pan in your toolkit gives you an advantage after weight loss surgery. A seasoned cast iron skillet is perfect for cooking meat, a crucial ingredient in a low-carbohydrate diet.

Cast iron pans were used every day by our grandparents. In recent times, however, these kitchen heavyweights have been replaced by nonstick cookware. But, there’s a renewed interest in cast iron. Some people don’t like the chemicals associated with nonstick coatings on cookware. Others want to recapture old ways of food preparation.

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Jicama Fries

If you are anything like Mr. A, it is hard for you to eat a hamburger without the fries. So I set out to find a way to make delicious, crispy, pub type fries….without the spud. Ho-hum.

A few trial and errors later, I was still not satisfied with my “fries”. Then I read about using jicama (pronounced hic-a-ma) for a french fry. Trigger the lightbulb- Jicama Fries. So simple. So yum. Your family might even give you a round of applause.

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How Much Should You Exercise

If you’re looking to integrate exercise into your routine, you may be wondering what rules there are to follow regarding how much you should exercise. The amount of time you exercise each week depends on the following factors: if you want to lose weight, maintain weight loss, or just stay healthy.

How much should you exercise

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