Tired of turkey? Not a fan of the taste? Don’t have enough time to roast it? Or do you just not need a twenty pound bird? Whatever the reason, if you don’t want turkey this Thanksgiving, there are plenty of other great options that can be delicious and festive.
Going non traditional may be a good way to help slim down your menu. Steering away from traditional fatty gravy and starchy sides may help gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients be more mindful of their holiday intake and prevent holiday weight gain. Holidays are notoriously difficult times to lose weight, and going non traditional may be just what some bariatric patients need.
We’ve rounded up a few ideas to inspire your holiday menu:
Whatever you choose as the centerpiece for your Thanksgiving meal, remember to take your time eating, chew your food well, and enjoy the meal and the company.
The above suggestions are offered by Dr. Shillingford, M.D., P.A., a board certified surgeon specializing in advanced laparoscopic and obesity surgery. Dr. Shillingford’s Boca Raton office is conveniently located close to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Wellington, Parkland, and Coral Springs, but also sees clients from all over Florida including Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Naples. Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are committed to weight loss success after their bariatric procedures, and are often looking for food ideas to inspire their continued weight loss efforts.