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Random: Who Are You and Bariatric Snacks

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  • Giant workout shirt:  check
  • Compression capris:  check
  • Ponytail pulled through a ballcap:  check
  • iPod loaded with curated workout playlists:  check
  • Knee brace, the fitness accessory all active middle-aged women are sporting this season:  check
  • Fitness monitoring gadgets (Fitbit and HRM):  check
  • Liter bottle of water, to be downed during 70 minute workout:  check
  • Inner turmoil and confusion about who this woman is, because it doesn’t look like me:  check

I swear, looking at this picture of me, I really don’t look like me.  I look at it and I can’t believe that I inhabit the body in the photo above.  I’m trying hard to get acquainted with the woman whose body I have come to inhabit, and it’s tough.  I have enjoyed getting to dress her, but getting to know her…that’s a totally different proposition altogether and a tougher task.

On an unrelated note…

There is a lady in the weekly weight loss support group I attend that complains about how she’s always hungry.  So she tells us she goes to the kitchen and gets a “bariatric snack.”  When pressed to describe what the “bariatric snack” is, she tells us it’s a bag of chips that are marketed as some sort of snack food appropriate for WLS patients.

Now here you see 3 ounces of roasted boneless skinless chicken breast.  THIS is a “bariatric snack,” not a damn bag of artificially created protein chips.  When you eat real food, you stay satisfied longer, and hey.. this only has one ingredient: chicken.

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A REAL bariatric snack: roast chicken.

 

 

Product Review: Syntrax Matrix 5.0 Mint Cookie

I am not one who likes sameness in the things I eat.  What I mean by that is that I get really, really tired of eating the same thing over and over again.  My husband and I differ drastically here–he could eat the exact same thing every day and never tire of it.  I, on the other hand, crave variety and difference in what I eat.

So in preparation for 3 weeks of a full liquid diet, I had only chosen 2 sources of protein that I liked and could tolerate–Isopure Zero Carb and Unjury Chocolate Splendor.  I was afraid that I would tire quickly of these so I needed to hunt down another source of protein that would taste good and that met my nutritional requirements:  at least 20 grams of protein, fewer than 10 grams carbs with no more than 5 of those being from sugars, and have less than 200 calories.  I’d heard good things about Syntrax Matrix Mint Cookie (“it tastes like Thin Mints” was a common thing I’d heard) and decided to give it a try.

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