cravings

dreamer1234
on 12/5/18 11:37 am

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?

Dcgirl
on 12/5/18 1:00 pm - DC
RNY on 12/16/13

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!

mershmellow
on 12/5/18 1:43 pm
VSG on 01/12/17

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

5'8, female

HW 485, SW 471, GW 160, CW 143-146

Partlypollyanna
on 12/5/18 5:23 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

Great job on your loss! Pizza was my favorite food and I've found two alternatives that are just as satisfying.

  1. Slice oval mozzarella into 1 oz rounds, top with pepperoni and broil until melts.
  2. cheese crust pizza -- make the crust with 1 cup shredded mozzarella, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar, 1/4 shredded parmesan and two eggs along with your Italian seasoning and crushed red peppers. Blend and put into parchment lined dish (I use a 9 inch pie plate). Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Let cool a bit and then take out of pie pan and top with your desired sauce ans toppings. Bake at 350 for another 15 mins and enjoy!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:150.8 GW: 145

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-11.5, M8-11, M9-6.8 M10-5.3

Jen

AlishiaKilby
on 12/6/18 4:13 am

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.

Gwen M.
on 12/6/18 3:09 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

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 41 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

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Valerie G.
on 12/7/18 6:47 am - Northwest Mountains, GA

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.

Valerie
11 years post op DS 
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes

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