Category: <span>Diet</span>

I picked up the term Empty Calories a few years ago when I was trying to lose weight by going to a slimming club. It was used to describe foods that are typically high in sugar and fat, but have little or no nutritional value. When comparing foods and deciding…

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I came across this Comeragh protein water drink at the checkouts in Aldi a few days ago. I haven’t seen any other protein water drinks for sale in supermarkets, and so I was excited to try it. It says that the 500ml bottle contains 10g of protein, is just 50…

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I met with my bariatric dietician today to check how I’m doing. And thankfully it was mostly good news. My blood tests came back fine, and my diet is good. I’m eating enough protein, and getting enough vitamins and minerals. I’m also pretty much on track with my weight loss.…

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One of the things they tell you ahead of having bariatric surgery is that you should not have carbonated drinks afterwards the surgery. For me, this was potentially a big problem, because I was addicated to drinking Pepsi Max. I used to spend up to 150 euros a month buying…

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It’s just under 4 months since I had my gastric bypass, and as such my Christmas dinner was somewhat different and much smaller than in previous years! I still enjoyed the traditional turkey and ham dinner, but it was a smaller portion served on a side plate. The turkey came…

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It’s only two weeks until Christmas, but this year it’s going to be very different. This year I’ll be 4 months post-surgery from my gastric bypass. Every other Christmas in the past has involved me eating my own body weight in turkey, potatoes, christmas pudding, and chocolate! There would be…

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