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.
White Bean Dip
Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
1 can (15oz) white (cannelloni) beans, rinsed
8 garlic cloves, roasted
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
In a blender or food processor, add beans, roasted garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
Serve with raw veggies (sweet red bell peppers, celery, carrots, sugar snap peas) or pita triangles.
How to Roast Garlic:
Cut tops of several heads of garlic, exposing the cloves. Spray garlic generously with cooking spray. Wrap in aluminum foil also sprayed with cooking spray. Heat in oven at 350F for about 30 minutes.
4 grams fat
15 grams carbs
5 grams protein
105 mg sodium
Kyle Rose is a registered dietitian and founder of Bariatric Dietitian Services. He has personally guided more than 2000 patients through the nutrition changes required to succeed with weight loss surgery.