When trying to optimize your overall health and well-being after weight loss surgery, the quality of food makes all the difference. Whole, real foods not only promote weight loss/maintenance. But, they also improve your overall gut health. Where packaged, processed and fast foods have the exact opposite effect.
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Weight loss, gut health and foods that help with both
As time passes after surgery, it’s easy to let the busyness of life take over. Once this happens, the next thing you know old habits are back in play. Potentially leaving you facing regain, emotionally drained and with an unhealthy gut.
The good news is getting back in the habit of cooking real food doesn’t have to be complicated, nor does it need to take a lot of time.
Plus, a major benefit is the drastic improvement you will notice in your overall physical and mental health. As many whole, real foods “cross-over” providing multiple health benefits.
This World Class Table Side Caesar Salad Recipe with it’s made from scratch dressing is a perfect example. The foods in this recipe have been shown to provide the following benefits.
Improved….Digestion/Bowel Movements, Energy, Sleep, Stress and of course Weight Loss.
Yes, in order to ditch the regain, improve your gut health and feel absolutely amazing. You simply need to focus on cooking the right foods versus consuming a Calorie number.
Improved gut health and weight loss made quick and simple
If you think improving your gut health or losing regain after surgery has to be difficult because the foods are boring, dry, and unbearable. Think again.
This authentic World Class Caesar salad with it’s made from scratch dressing will win over even the harshest of salad critics. Plus, it only takes 15 minutes to prepare. And the best part is you get to lose the regain without losing taste.
1 clove garlic
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 bunch Romaine lettuce
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 chicken breasts, grilled and chopped
Heat the grill and grill chicken until cooked through. While the chicken is cooking, clean the Romain lettuce, tear into pieces then set in a strainer to drain off excess water. Shred Parmesan cheese into a bowl.
In a bowl (I like to use a wooden bowl, it adds a hint of pizazz!), peel the skin off the clove of garlic and with a fork smash it into the bottom of the bowl (if you enjoy the taste of garlic, leave whole pieces in the bowl. Or, for a lighter taste you can remove remaining garlic chunks). Add egg yolk, squeeze the juice out of half a lemon. Mix with a fork. Add the olive oil, vinegar, Dijon, and Worcestershire sauce and mix with a fork until well blended.