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Hi All!

I'm scheduled for the sleeve on August 3rd. I'm trying to be proactive and get anything I may need or find useful in the long run. I happened to come across bariatric cook books and honestly I had never thought about this before. Has anyone used these and found them beneficial? If so, any suggestions?

Thanks! 🙂

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I bought a few on Amazon. I found them completely useless. Just a bunch of random receipts probably from the internet that had a decent amount of carbs, sugars in it. Hope you have better luck with yours.

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You can find tons of recipes online for free but if you like the idea of a recipe book go for it. Maybe your nutritionist can suggest one so that it is in line with your teams plan.

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I got a few bariatric cookbooks with my Amazon digital credits, and I wasn't impressed. You can find plenty of recipes online for free -- Pinterest is a goldmine. You don't really need special bariatric recipes (except maybe in the initial liquid/pureed/soft food stages when you can't eat "regular" food yet); just look for recipes that meet your nutritional guidelines. Some "keto" and "low-carb" recipes fit the bill, but a lot of them are way too high in fat. I usually search for "skinny" or "ww" (Weight Watchers") recipes, or adapt recipes by making substitutions like riced cauliflower for rice, spaghetti squash for Pasta, sugar-free condiments/sauces, etc.

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What Sue says. Just go to Pinterest and YouTube. Best of luck on your journey.

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I just adjusted a lot of my favourite recipes. If I was looking for something specific I’d google & then adjust the one I thought was closest to my needs: swap out an ingredient, add an extra ingredient, change the cooking method, etc. But I was someone who often tweaked recipes so it wasn’t really a change - pointless asking me for the recipe cause a lot of it would be made up on the go. 😁

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