A solution to combat regain after weight-loss surgery
For the first time in her life, Lisa Sharon Belkin thought her quest for thinness was over. After a lifetime of dieting and obesity, with a highest weight of 393 pounds, she lost over 165 pounds in the first few years after bariatric surgery. But sugar and bad carbs made their way back into her life and regain started to happen. She had to find a way out, so after a regain of 35 pounds, she committed to developing recipes that would help her lose the regained weight and keep her on the right track. She lost the 35 pounds using the recipes she developed.
Regain is a dirty secret in the bariatric community that is experienced by many. The reason for this, according to the author, is that, “We have not learned to prepare our foods properly for our situation and we continue to eat ‘bad and junky’ foods that just make us super hungry.” This full-colour cookbook/educational tool addresses the realities of bariatric surgery and offers a solution: bariatric-friendly foods that are delicious and nutritious and that will keep post-ops on track for life.
“[Surgery] is only a tool and to be successful we still have to put a great effort into it.”
Lisa discusses her personal journey and discoveries along the way during her research for this book, and shares her collection of over 90 delicious, healthy comfort food favourites, specifically designed for weight-loss surgery post-ops. The recipes are developed to deliver optimum flavour while keeping them low carb and reduced fat. Written from one bariatric post-op to another, this book is a must-have for bariatric post-ops who are struggling with weight regain, for post-ops who want to stop the regain before it happens, and for anyone else who wants to cut down on carbs and sugar with no compromise to taste and texture.
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A veteran of weight-loss surgery offers an empathetic, healthy approach for those recovering from similar procedures and for anyone looking for low-calorie dishes.- Kirkus Reviews
8.5 x 11.0 inches
- Self-Help, Eating Disorders & Body Image
- Cooking, Health & Healing, Weight Control
- Health & Fitness, Weight Loss
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She succeeds in tantalizing with low-fat versions of traditional snacking favorites, such as spinach and artichoke dips; protein-rich, tiny zucchini-chicken croquettes, and mini-quiche bites she calls “cheese and chives brownies.” Also noteworthy are fresh takes on ethnic standards, like cheese latkes and “lazy perogy casserole” with low-carb crepes.... This cookbook may be a boon for some, and Belkin’s descriptions of her own experiences and the principles of a bariatric diet are especially useful.
A thoughtfully presented resource for eating well after bariatric surgery.
- Kirkus Reviews
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Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Lisa Sharon Belkin grew up in an artistic household. Both of her parents were members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and the family environment was heavily focused on music and the visual arts. Ms. Belkin is a teacher by profession and an accomplished sculptor, painter and author. Three years after her bariatric surgery, she found herself making bad choices and the foods that grew her to almost 400 pounds began creeping back into her life. She belongs to several bariatric support groups and is closely connected to many post-ops who are struggling with their food choices and are facing weight regain. With Comfort Cooking for Bariatric Post-Ops and Everyone Else!, Lisa’s goal is two-fold: to help others who are struggling to be successful after bariatric surgery and to increase awareness that surgery is not an easy way out. Her last book, The Cosmetics Cookbook (available on Amazon), was on Canadian bookstore McNally Robinson’s bestsellers list in 1998. Numerous recipes and beauty tips from the book were featured in the popular American magazine Woman’s World and several Canadian publications. Ms. Belkin graduated from the University of Manitoba with degrees in both Education and Counselling. She currently resides in Saskatoon, Canada, with her partner, Randy, and their two cats, Ozzie and Tigger.