Making through cold winter and holiday meals

on 12/6/18 7:51 am

What is a good way to keep from gaining when they keep shoving food in your face.Do not get me wrong love the holidays.I am 63 year old male last two years two total hip replacements gained weight even while doing therapy.I do ride a stationary bike and lift weights.Belly fat is my main problem.Any advise would be greatly appreciated.HAPPY HOLIDAYS :)

on 12/6/18 7:53 am - DC
RNY on 12/16/13

Have you had weight loss surgery? I ask because if you have a smaller stomach (VSG) or smaller pouch (RNY) then a good strategy is to make sure you prioritize protein. I can eat five Christmas cookies or an entire bag of popcorn and not be full. But give me 5 ounces of deli meat and I am stuffed. So if you are at a party, go for the meat and cheese first, leaving less room for the dessert table. At a holiday dinner, eat the ham and turkey first and way less mashed potatoes and stuffing.

on 12/6/18 8:07 am

Sounds good I will do that.I am 5'9 263 lbs 63 years old male.Harder to take off when you are older.Thankyou for the info HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Kathy S.
on 12/6/18 9:11 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

I agree, dense proteins fills you up where carbs you can eat and eat and eat. It's been proven bad carbs/white carbs are very addictive.

One of my staples 14 years ago and now is chili. Make a pot and enjoy. Watch the portion control :-)

Take care,


HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

on 12/7/18 4:50 am

Love chili thanks for the reply!You are right about portions.HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Kathy S.
on 12/7/18 8:45 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

OMGosh check this chicken soup recipe that is featured on our home page.

Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup Recipe, 103 calories & 14g protein!

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

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