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Nutrition, Fitness & Diet

How much food should I eat?

Hi, I’m Michelle Phelan, Nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics. Today we’re going to discuss a few very helpful tips for bariatric patients. One of the main questions I get from patients who have had bariatric surgery is “How much do I put on my plate?” Well it’s not really how much, but what you put on your plate. So I don’t typically recommend our patients measure things. Don’t go by cups of this and quarter cups of this. Go by what you put on your plate. Start with protein first and that should look like two, maybe two and a half ounces of meat. That could be three, maybe four bites of perhaps chicken breast, or fish and then maybe, oh I don’t know, it could be a half cup or more of vegetables, maybe a cup of vegetables. But here’s the thing to remember. Try getting in at least two to three bites of vegetables after your protein. So the most important thing is feel and listen to the full signals that your new stomach, or your new pouch gives you.

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