Weight-loss surgery has helped many thousands of severely overweight people improve their health and lives by enabling them to lose up to 60 percent of their body weight. However, it is not a magic bullet. Maintaining that improvement requires significant commitment and adjustment of one’s diet and lifestyle following surgery. Many people simply don’t manage that, unfortunately, and within 3 to 5 years will have regained much of the weight they lost.
Gastric bypass patients face additional challenges, since many foods they used to enjoy are no longer tolerated by their altered digestive systems.
Luckily, help is on hand from a talented chef named Dave Fouts—“The World’s First Bariatric Chef.” As chef/host of his own cooking show, “Eating Right Every Bite,” on the Weight Loss Surgery Channel, Chef Fouts offers healthy and delicious recipes specially designed to keep surgical weight-loss patients compliant without sacrificing taste.
Chef Fouts experienced these dietary challenges firsthand after gastric bypass surgery helped him lose more than 200 pounds—down from 410 pounds. “I quickly realized that there was nowhere to turn for cooking advice and suggestions. Although a chef and classically trained, I was even having trouble with my "new" eating requirements. Taking what my dietician told me to do on paper and translating it in the kitchen was a nightmare. I decided there had to be an easier way. I began researching foods and taking the information provided by my dietician and my own culinary education to create a better way of cooking with a goal of making meal time more enjoyable again."
Bariatric Surgery Recipes By Chef Dave Fout
Chef Dave’s first book, “Culinary Classics: Essentials of Cooking for the Gastric Bypass Patient” appeared in 2003, and he is the co-author of “Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies,” as well as a contributor to several health-oriented publications, including WLS Lifestyles magazine, Beyond Change, and Bariatric Times. As Corporate Chef for the Western Bariatric Institute and the International Metabolic Institute in Reno, Nevada, Chef Dave works every day with weight-loss surgery patients, helping them overcome their challenges with food choices.
The latest episode of “Eating Right Every Bite” Chef Fouts shows how to prepare three simple, quick, and great-tasting Tex-Mex dishes—Easy Chicken Chiladas with Cilantro Cream Sauce, Yogurt Cilantro Sauce, and Garlic Cilantro Salsa)—along with a Fruit Smoothie to make it all go down easy.
For more about Dave Fouts, and more of his specially designed recipes, visit his website, where he offers shopping lists, meal diaries, bariatric recipes, and articles about the special dietary needs of bariatric patients, or catch his program at WeightLossSurgeryChannel
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