Are you looking for a high protein meal that’s bariatric friendly and can be on your table in just over a half hour? Chicken Pesto Bake may be the perfect weeknight meal for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients who easily tolerate chicken.
Salmon is an excellent protein choice for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. It’s soft, flaky, and flavorful. More than that, it’s loaded with high-quality protein and healthy fats. In addition to its abundant omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is an excellent source of B vitamins, potassium, selenium, antioxidants.
Starfruit, or carambola, is a fruit originally hailing from Southeast Asia. It gets its name from its shape, which when cut into slices is shaped like a five point star. This may be an exotic looking fruit, but it’s easy to find and can typically be found in most grocery stores. Though, if you don’t know what it is you probably pass right by it. Look for a yellow and green fruit about the size of your palm with five ridges running along the length.
Exercise is critical for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. It’s key for weight loss, building muscle mass, relieving stress, improving sleep, and so much more. For a variety of reasons, many bariatric patients prefer to skip the gym and exercise at home. If you can do it consistently and safely, exercising at home can be a great choice.
Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients know that exercise, along with their low calorie diet, is crucial to maximize their weight loss success. There’s just no getting around the fact that exercise helps burn calories, reduce body fat, build lean muscle mass, and helps improve both blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Workouts and strength training should be incorporated into a bariatric patient’s new lifestyle after they have been cleared to exercise by their bariatric surgeon.