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Hispanics! Any post op diet ideas?



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No offense. I'm Irish. I had to break up with potatoes for my health and weight loss.

I'm Southern, and live in an area that was formerly rice fields. I had to break up with rice for my health and weight loss.

I have a little Italian in me and had to break up with Pasta for my health and weight loss.

I'm English and had to break up with sticky toffee pudding along with other sweets for my health and weight loss...

See where I'm going here?

I understand food experience and cooking styles are heavily influence by our heritage. But you CHOSE to have bariatric surgery to change your life and give you a chance to live a long, healthy, new, SKINNY life. And that means, you will have to figure out a different plan for how you eat culturally.

I get around this by using the spices from my heritage in new and exciting ways. Sometimes eaten with completely different foods! I love using Italian bread spice on fish! On Chicken! No need for bread!

I would look at the Proteins of your culture and use the spices and low fat, low sugar, low carb ingredients and Condiments and methods of cooking that are healthy, light, and lean. Create new light, lean versions of your Dominican dishes you used to love! For instance, instead of refried Beans, I make refried pumpkin (lower carb), refried cauliflower/zucchini mash (low carb, lower fat), Mexican cauli rice, chicken instead of pork shoulder, pork loin instead of pork shoulder, turkey to replace ground beef, etc...

Does that help? Above all else, break up with any added sugar and the highest carb foods of your culture and keep the rest.

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Hola... I’m Dominican as well so I know what you are talking about... I would say el caldo de soap de pollo (chicken soup) or blend the sopa till smooth.... Sancocho (hearty soup) again just the caldo or blend smooth...

I am definitely going to be doing some sopa...

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Definitely Sopa & Sancocho but try to make them lower calorie, Pollo Guisado but no mangu and plantanos until atleast 4- 6 months out (ask your Team first, it may slow down weight loss early on)

I would definitely skip arroz con anything until you reach maintenance.

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Yup... There should be less calories if you just have the caldo... sopa de habichuela negra... another option...

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