Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook is a recipe guide designed to provide people with options after they’ve undergone weight loss surgery. The book is written by Sarah Kent MS RDN CD.
The book acknowledges that after bariatric surgery, people can’t simply jump right back into the old foods and recipes they used to eat ahead of the procedure. The body requires a new nutrition plan and it will need to be phased in throughout the healing. This cookbook points out that this surgery provides the opportunity to take nutrition much more seriously and to modify your life and lifestyle including the way you eat.
The Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook is not only meant to create a program allowing people to know what to eat throughout the phases of healing, but also how to take their eating strategy into the long term. After all, the surgery isn’t a solution unto itself. It is a tool that provides the ability to be able to take control back over the way you eat so that you can lose the weight and keep it off.
As positive as that sounds, many bariatric surgery patients require a considerable amount of guidance in order to be able to put their intentions toward healthy eating into action. This can seem very challenging and quite overwhelming without the right information and an action plan to go with it.
The Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook includes a range of delicious and yet healthy versions of some of the most popular and well loved foods. This makes it possible to enjoy a meal and feel confident that the right choices are being made. With these recipes, patients can know that they’re eating food they enjoy without undoing their positive surgery results.
This cookbook contains:
• Over 100 recipes that are meant specifically for a bariatric surgery patient’s unique needs. That said, these recipes are also appropriate for people who have had laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement, vertical sleeve gastrectomy and other types of procedures for weight loss.
• Accurate serving size suggestions, labeling specific to a patient’s stage of post-operative recovery and nutritional information
• Foods ranging from full liquids to purees, then soft foods and finally a general long-term diet, which makes it appropriate from the moment the patient is released from the hospital.
• Thorough information about each recipe, including prep and cooking time, making it easier to fit the meals into your schedule every day.