i am close to 3 months post op and am doing very well having lost 93 lbs but i have been craving pizza from day 1. today i actually made a homemade pizza using califlower as a crust and veggies and low fat cheese. it was so good and i plan to make th is alot. does anyone else have cravings like this and what do they do?
Congratulations - you have done very well in 3 months!
That is a great solution for a craving. Finding a high protein, low carb solution that has the flavors of your favorite food but less calories is a win. I used to make little pizzas in my toaster oven on a low carb tortilla - add sauce, cheese (I use full fat) and I would add turkey pepperoni. Many people use spiraled veggies (like zucchini) as "noodles" with their favorite sauce. I made spaghetti with meat sauce for my family this weekend and in an oven safe dish, I put in 4 oz of ricotta cheese mixed with half an egg and put the meaty sauce on top and baked it, for me. I felt like I was having Italian food right alongside the fam! I used to eat dill pickles for crunch and now I eat a lot of mini cucumbers. Want a sandwich? Roll deli meat and cheese and mustard around a pickle, or eat it plain. There are tons of solutions out there!
That's a great solution and it sounds delicious. I had a big craving for my favorite chip early out and compensated it with jalapeño hummus. It's nice to find things that "hit the spot" without blowing our hard work.
Surgery January 17, 2017
HW 485, SW 471, GW 160, CW 120-130. Currently trying to gain weight.
Great job on your loss! Pizza was my favorite food and I've found two alternatives that are just as satisfying.
HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 130
Hi @dreamer1234, share this recipe of pizza using califlower. I am looking for loosing my weight as I am foody so its difficult for me.
Hiya. I'm also a foodie, and I've got to say that it hasn't been an issue with my weight loss. I just make really tasty protein :)
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
Finding a substitute is a great strategy. If there is no suitable substitute, I will fill up on protein -- saving behind just a couple of bites to indulge in my craving. One or two bites will not only satisfy me, but will also finish making me full so I'm not longer hungry for more.
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..
next to the mashed potatoes