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I don't know how to meal prep and I have two appointments I think left before surgery. I don't know how to do certain things but I have my husband who tries to help me but doesn't get that I can't eat certain foods

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Honestly, you're going to eat so little after surgery that "meal prepping" is something you'll have some time to learn.

What I do is plan out what I want to eat. For example, Korean BBQ ground beef, rice, and, say, green Beans. I'll cook a pound of beef and get it all ready, then divide it into four containers (I'm eating about 4 oz. Protein at a time right now). I'll make a quarter cup of dry rice in the appropriate amount of salted Water in a small saucepan (rice expands to 4x its volume), and put a quarter cup of cooked rice in each container. And then I'll prepare and cook half a pound of green beans and put a quarter of it in each container. The containers go in the fridge and when it's time to eat, I take one out, pop it in the microwave for a minute and a half or two minutes, and eat it.

I build the "recipe" in MyMacros+ by adding all my ingredients (INCLUDING COOKING OIL!) and then telling it it's four portions. Then when I need to log it, I just tap recipes and the one I created is right there for me.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy. I meal prep twice a week so that I'm not eating week-old leftovers.

I also am a big fan of the packets of tuna that have 70 calories—they're really high in protein, I can have a little jar of chopped veggies (onion, celery, pickle, apple) to put in and then a dab of light mayo, and that's a meal too.

I even make omelets or scrambled egg ahead of time.

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Look up simple recipes like ricotta bake, refried Beans, chicken salad, egg salad etc..get little 2oz containers with lids and weigh all you food to 2oz… put a few in the fridge and freeze the rest (not the egg salad or chicken salad) there’s your meal prep for a while!

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There are lots of bariatric cookbooks available on Amazon and elsewhere, even some for InstantPot and AirFryers. Some of them are specifically meal prep guidelines and recipes. You are smart to be thinking ahead.

Here are some of the cookbooks I've obtained:

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