Adjusting to life after Bariatric Surgery can be tough. We have lived our lives a certain way for so many years, but that way of living brought us to bariatric surgery. As you know, the Safe Sleeve procedure is just a tool, and success will only come with a great deal of effort. Like anything, you will get back what you put in.
My simple rules for success:
Minimum 64oz of water daily, stick to protein and non-starchy vegetables, and exercise! The Safe Sleeve will take care of the rest! Unfortunately, this tool does not equip you with the knowledge to simply adjust your food choices. For most of us, convenience is key in our busy lives, but the most convenient food are the worst foods. Fortunately, this tool makes a small amount of effort with the right food choices extremely convenient!
1. Meal Prep Containers: A little bit goes a long way! Remember, your portions are a lot smaller than they used to be. So, you don’t need any fancy meal prep containers. You can get 100 (5.5 oz containers) for roughly $10 on Amazon. No matter what protein and non-starchy vegetable meal you make or buy, it will turn into at least 3 easy meals.
2. 5 Minute Meal Prep: The Deli and Frozen section. This will be your go-to spot for an easy 5-minute meal prep. What do we want? Protein and non-starchy vegetables. If you go to the deli and buy a rotisserie chicken, and the frozen section to get a microwavable vegetable medley, this is a recipe for the next 3 days, prepped in 5 minutes. Microwave the veggies, shred the chicken, portion in your new 6oz containers.
3. Breakfast on the GO: The muffin tin is a great way to portion your breakfast while creating versatility with eggs as your primary source for protein. In a bowl, scramble 3-4 (6-hole muffin tin) or 6-8 (12-hole muffin tin) eggs, and with each hole you can load with any seasoning, vegetable and cheese. After loading desired veggies and meats (bacon, sausage, etc.) you can fill each tin half to 3/4 high with eggs. Load into oven at 350 degrees for 18 minutes or until set. 6-12 portions right there, ready to grab on the go for the next few days!