By Kyle Rose, RD, LD
Weight loss surgery means a change in your lifestyle, including your diet. Once your doctor has cleared you to start eating solid foods, you’ll have some changes to make in the kinds of foods you eat to help keep you on track on your weight loss journey.
The best foods to eat following weight loss surgery are high in protein and low in fat and sugar. The Nicholson Clinic is devoted to helping our patients develop a healthy lifestyle post surgery. Here is a delicious post-surgery recipe.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
1 cup low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese
½ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup milk of choice
1 tablespoon sugar-free instant butterscotch (or vanilla) dry pudding mix
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp cinnamon
3-6 packets Stevia, or to taste (or sugar-free sweetener of your choice to taste)
Optional toppings: gingersnaps, light whip cream
Place everything in a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately or cover and place in the refrigerator until chilled — at least one hour. Top with light whip cream and/or crushed gingersnap cookies if desired!