Laura’s Story

June 25, 2013

This is the story of a dear friend of mine Hi, my name is Laura, and I am 27 years old. After reaching my heaviest weight of 285 pounds, and having a pregnancy that caused me to lose 35 pounds, I decided to have a gastric bypass. When I started the program for surgery, I…

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Cake Batter Protein Shake?

June 20, 2013

   Did you just read that right? Why, yes. Yes, you did. I had my doubts on this. But it kept popping up. And WOW. I am SO glad I tried it. It really does taste like you are licking the batter off of beaters. It makes me feel like I am 6 years old…

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Net Carbs

June 15, 2013

NET CARBS: A Net Carbohydrate is your total carbs MINUS fiber MINUS sugar alcohols. So, if you have 22 total carbs in something, and 5 grams fiber with 2 sugar alcohols, you have 15 net carbs in that item. For you math nerds, that would be: NET CARBS = TOTAL CARBS – FIBER – SUGAR…

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Calculating Nutrition

June 13, 2013

In order to properly calculate the nutritional content of the food you are eating, you must first begin by figuring out the quantity of each ingredient that is used to make each serving.  For example, if the completed recipe makes 3 servings, you will need to divide by 3 for each ingredient to find out…

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Logging Food

June 10, 2013

Logging food is a VERY important tool in the process of losing and maintaining weight. In the beginning, it serves to show how much protein and liquids are being consumed. It can assist you in finding foods that either trigger negative cravings or even cause reactions like dumping and general digestive upset. By logging our…

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