The Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery Blog

How To Select a Protein Powder

How To Select a Protein Powder

Where possible, it is best to meet your protein requirement with whole food. However, it can be challenging to reach your protein requirement in the early stages following weight loss surgery as you can only eat small amounts and may not tolerate all food textures....

Vegetarian and Vegan Eating Post Weight Loss Surgery

Vegetarian and Vegan Eating Post Weight Loss Surgery

A well planned vegetarian or vegan diet is a suitable lifestyle to follow after weight loss surgery. Vegetarian and vegan lifestyle patterns are typically rich in fibre and low in saturated fat, both of which are of advantage to our health. After weight loss surgery...

The Three Ps

The Three Ps

Snacks can form an important part of your eating plan following weight loss surgery. They provide an extra opportunity to give your body the nutrition it needs. The Three P’s are important to keep in mind when it comes to snacking. 1. Planned  Plan your snacks ahead...

Weight Loss Surgery Friendly Breakfast Ideas

Weight Loss Surgery Friendly Breakfast Ideas

So often we are asked for breakfast ideas, with many of our clients looking to add variety and good nutrition to kickstart their day.  Below is what could only be described as a 'breakfast brainstorm' - a combination of ideas from not only our team, but our Inner...

Selecting Vegetarian Protein Foods

Selecting Vegetarian Protein Foods

Some meat alternatives are low in protein, making it difficult to meet your minimum daily targets. When looking for protein rich alternatives to animal protein foods, the following selection criteria can help guide you. When choosing a vegetarian protein food, look...

Mediterranean Pizza

Mediterranean Pizza

    Makes 4 small serves   4 small pita pockets2 tablespoons relish80g mozzarella cheese, grated80g feta cheese, crumbled1 tomato, sliced2 pickled artichoke hearts, sliced1⁄4 cup chargrilled red peppers sliced 6 kalamata olives, sliced   Preheat oven to 180°C on grill...

Product Review: Bulla High Protein Cottage Cheese

Product Review: Bulla High Protein Cottage Cheese

Looking for a protein filled way to mix up your favourite cracker toppings or wrap fillings? The Bulla High Protein Cottage Cheese may be just what you need. NFWLS Dietitian Jen road tested the product and shares her thoughts below. What is in it?Skim milk, cream,...

Three Cheese Wonton Cups

Three Cheese Wonton Cups

10 thin wonton wrappers (I used Shanghai wonton skins) 4 eggs 2 tablespoons smooth ricotta 20g Parmesan cheese, grated 40g cheddar cheese, grated 40g ham, shredded 4 cherry tomatoes, diced 1 small handful spinach, shredded. Pre heat oven to 180°C. Place wonton...

The Traffic Light Method of Monitoring

The Traffic Light Method of Monitoring

The Traffic Light Method of Monitoring You have had weight loss surgery for a reason and you want to be able to see the benefits. Therefore, some form of monitoring is important. However, it is important that way you monitor yourself is useful and effective in helping...

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