January 8, 2011

Multo Benne

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Last night, I took the coupon from Sunday's paper for Olive Garden and went out with my family. Olive Garden is advertising a new special called the Shrimp Brodetto. The dish is a very WLS-friendly and tasty nonetheless. The dish is chocked full of shrimp and scallops and there is a nice filet of tilapia. The seafood is presented in a soup-like manner with white wine, marinara, and a hint of safron. The soup is topped off with two homemade croutons of italian bread.This was my first visit to Olive Garden since surgery, so it was hard to just stare at everyone eating the breadsticks and salad. Everyone always clamors, "you can have a little salad!" They don't realize if I eat the salad, I can't eat anything else. I think people say things like that to make themselves feel better about what they are eating.

So the dish is served in a tourene nice and hot from the kitchen. It smelled great and was simple and tasty. No pasta in this dish so no worries about your pouch! I left the croutons on the side and ate only a fraction of the soup; I still have 3 meals I can make from my leftovers. I was very pleased with my choice

If you're in the mood for some Italian food without all of the carbs, try the Brodetto at the Olive Garden. I give 3 stars!
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January 7, 2011

Slow Down You Chew too Fast

If you're thinking about weight loss surgery or are a recent post-op, this article is for you. Eating slowly is so crucial to all of use post-op WLS patients. It could mean the difference in a happy sleeve (or pouch) and a very grumpy tummy. Read on.

January 5, 2011

Obesity Surgery for the Masses

Many bloggers posted links to articles in early December of 2010 about the FDA's purported approval of lap-band surgery for other people besides the "morbidly obese".  Is this decision based upon wanting Americans to seek this alternative as a road to good health, or has this become "good business".  I ask this question because the New York Times had their article in the Business section and not in the health section, and with the approval of the new guidelines for patients seeking this type of surgery, Allergan, the maker of one of the lap-band products, stands to make millions.

Brisk Walk May Stave off Cravings!

If you are like me, and I'm sure someone out there is, you get funky cravings for sweets (especially chocolate) every once in a while. The New York Times reports that taking a brisk walk can help stave off those cravings! Check out the entire story here

New Offerings at Wendy's Fit for Your Sleeve (or Pouch)

Wendy's is no offering their salads in half sizes! I am so psyched by this because now I don't have to worry about wasting food. I can eat a little to satisfy my sleeve and refrigerate the rest for another meal! They have BLT, Baja, and Apple Cranberry. Each is served with about 2 oz of grilled chicken breast. My fav is the Apple Cranberry. It has chicken, apples, cranberries, crumbled bleu cheese, and pecans.


You can buy the salad with a bottled water for about $4.99 plus tax. I thought that was a pretty good deal and the salad is tasty! Check it out and let me know what you think. Please post your comments, too!

January 4, 2011

"CLICKed" Out Bike Contest

 
I drink CLICK protein shakes every day and I think they are a litle "shake" of heaven!  Well, they are having a cool contest where if you and your friends "like" them on their Facebook page, you'll be entered to win a "CLICK"d out bicycle. If their CLICK Community on Facebook reaches 2011 “Likes” by midnight 1/11/11, they will randomly select a winner from the 2,011 people who have “Liked” the page. As an added BONUS, if your friend posts your name on our wall, you AND your friend will receive 10 additional entries to WIN!!!

I think this is a really cool contest and if you're lucky you could come away with a neat looking bicycle to jumpstart your exercise goals.  You'll never win if you don't enter so mozy on over to "like" the CLICK Facebook fanpage, and please make sure to post that Faith, Atlanta WLS Diva, sent you over.  Thanks for your support!