Post-Op Bariatric Surgery….got gas?

I was watching the Dr. Oz show the other day, and he was talking covering embarrasing questions patients are afraid to ask their Doctor.  The topic of gas came up.  As a bariatric surgery patient (10 years now) I still have problems with excess gas.  I’m looking for other post-op weight loss surgery patients that have the same problem.

What have you discovered that works for the gas problems that is associated with this type of surgery?

Dr. Oz talked about Simethicone as a product to take for gas.  This is what I found on the product….

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000747/

 

I would love to hear from you on what products you have found that works.

 

Signed,

 

Desperate in California!

 

 

Healthy Recipes

Quick weeknight meals
Eating right can be easy! These delicious meals are low in fat and calories to help keep you slim, and they all go from fridge to table in under 30-minutes. Plus, each dish is super-satisfying, so you’ll feel full without seconds. Now there’s no excuse not to nourish your body with healthy meals, so dig in!

Curried Shrimp

Serves 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

1 large baking potato, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

1 tablespoon canola oil

2 tablespoons curry powder

1/2 cup thinly sliced onion

1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, shelled and deveined

1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into thin strips

1 mango, cut into thin strips

1 cup light coconut milk

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1/2 teaspoon sriracha (found in grocery stores’ Asian section)

1 teaspoon sugar 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

PREPARATION

Sprinkle potato pieces with 1 tbsp water; microwave, covered, until fork-tender, 3 minutes. Heat oil and curry powder in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Push onion to side of skillet. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes per side. Stir in potatoes and bell pepper; cook until pepper softens, 1 to 2 minutes. Add mango, coconut milk, fish sauce, sriracha and sugar. Simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add basil.

The Skinny
367 calories per serving, 10 g fat (3.8 g saturated), 31.6 g carbs, 3.9 g fiber, 38.8 g protein

Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips With Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese

 

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 large white onions, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 teaspoons salt

3 baking potatoes (such as Yukon gold, about 2 lb), peeled and cubed

6 parsnips (about 1 lb), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, heated

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

3 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped

PREPARATION

Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat; reduce to medium. Cook onions with sugar and salt, stirring occasionally, until onions brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Add a few tbsp water as you cook to keep onions from sticking or burning. Fill a medium stockpot 3/4 full with cold water. Add potatoes and parsnips; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes and parsnips are fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes, then drain. Beat 1/4 of potato-parsnip mixture and 3 oz broth in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Repeat, alternating between potato-parsnip mixture and broth, until you’ve incorporated all. Fold in onions, cheese and thyme, and serve.

The Skinny
209 calories per serving, 3 g fat (1 g saturated), 41 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 5 g protein

These recipes are great for those who are diabetic, weight loss surgery patients, counting calories, and are easy to prepare.  Let me know how yours turns out.  Please leave your comment below.

 

Bon Appetit!

 

Jen Martin

 

Source: SELF Magazine www.self.com/fooddiet

Daily Healthy Recipe

This recipe is great for diabetics and weight loss surgery patients, so go ahead, treat yourself and induldge!

 

Strawberry- Banana Ice Cream:

Simply blend and freeze the following ingredients!!!! YUM!!!

  • 1 small banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/3 cup almond milk

(via rawfoodnation.org)

If you have a recipe for ice-cream, please share with us.  Thank you and happy eating!

Web Talk Radio Interview to air October 15th!!!

Mark your calendar!  My interview with Steve & Jenn of Your Life Matters (www.yourlifemattersshow.com) will air on the web October 15th.  Candid interview talking about my book Blue Fingers Brass Knuckles from the patients perspective about Multiple Sclerosis, Severe Anemia, Gastric Bypass Surgery and Thyroid Cancer. 

You will see my book cover, a picture of me and my bio.  Please tell your friends, family members and anyone else you know.  Help spread the word! 

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Martin

Radio Interview went well

My interview with Your Life Matters (www.yourlifemattersshow.com) went well this morning. Talked a lot about Multiple Sclerosis in-depth, Thyroid Cancer, Anemia and Addiction Transfer. Very inspirational, motivational & uplifting. Was a great interview.  Thank you to Steve & Jenn for having me as a guest on your show. 

Stay tuned when it’s available to listen to.

Web Interview with Your Life Matters October 7th

I will be interviewed on my book with Your Life Matters (www.yourlifematters.com) on October 7th and will be live on their website shortly after that.  We will be discussing my book more in-depth, especially about Multiple Sclerosis and new findings within, Addiction Transfer and how all of these health issues have affected my life. 

Stay tuned for details…………

Google Search……

I found myself all over the place.  In pages, links, searches, other authors books that linked to me.  One was really surprising to me there is a book called Brass Knuckles and mentions similiar books.  Mine is the first one shown towards the bottom.  Unbelievable!

http://www.infibeam.com/Books/info/Stuart-Dybek/Brass-Knuckles/0887484158.html

When you click on the link above, it tells you all the countries my book can be shipped to:

Deliverable Countries: This product ships to United Arab Emirates, Australia, Belgium, Bahrain, Switzerland, China, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa.

Blue Fingers Brass Knuckles – an autobiography

Blue Fingers Brass Knuckles is my auto-biography about the health issues I’ve gone through such as: Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroid Cancer, Weight Loss Surgery and Severe Anemia. This is a great self-help educational book for not only the patient, but their family, friends, caregivers and also for the people in the process of getting diagnosed.  I’m a very spiritual person who believes in the Law of Attraction and applied these methods in my every day life. 

Ever since I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1987 at the young age of 17, I had to learn to “depend” on others instead of being “Ms. Independent”.  I would have never gotten through my exacerbations (attacks) as easily if it weren’t for my courageous, strong & inspiring Mom Georgia who helped me get through day-today life with the “simple” things we all take for granted in our lives. 

For more information please go to http://www.JenniferLMartin.net