Hey guys welcome to Protein Treats and
today we have a special treat for you we have miss Connie poss with us today
we’re going to be talking about soft foods so Connie you and I have known
each other for years and years and you had your surgery when was your surgery
again April 12 2010 so you’re almost you’re five and a half years Holy Smoke
I know and how much are you down now from your highest weight about 65 68
depending on the day and you’re still you look amazing like yeah like always
and I think that’s what’s so great about the surgery and what’s so great is that
about having our sleeves is not only at five and six years out like we are our lives
are totally different than they were before we had our surgery but you know
if you watched our full fluid episode you two met Julie and she lost three
hundred and eleven pounds and you’ve lost 65 pounds
so everybody’s weight story is different some of our patients their BMI are 30
some of our patients are BMI you know is much higher even up into the 60s so it’s
really important to know that this is something that can change your life
really almost no matter what your size is when you suffer from obesity you’re
sure we all go through the mental part and the trying all the diets so it’s
it’s yeah it’s the mental part the whole process and so how excited are your
patients when they’re getting to transition to too soft foods they’re
very excited they finally get to choose something they finally get to feel like
they’re on a normal part of their life now eating regular foods like their
family members so yeah it’s they’re very excited I have to remind them to go very
slow though you know we always say 10 15 20 minutes to have your meal
so we’re always in a rush like Julie said and even me now I find that still
to today prep eat run go and I can feel the difference in my tummy when I’m in
a rush when I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing yeah it’s really important
when you’re eating to be mindful right to be mindful of every bite be mindful
as you’re going through this and when you go from fulls to soft foods you’re
sort of I think a lot of patients aren’t really expecting the difference in
fullness to be to be such a huge difference for sure like this we always
say like liquids will stain your tummy first period of 30 minutes food it stays
in your tummy for 45 minutes to an hour or more depending on the density of the
food so yeah it’s a big transition for all of us well let’s show everybody some
really cool tips some cool ideas so that you’re not feeling like you’re having
just yogurt over and over and over again one you’re on full fluids so we’ve got a
few things laid out for you today and one of the big things that I find
patients ask about a lot is mashed potatoes and we don’t want our patients
having mashed potatoes we want you having lots of protein we want you
having very few carbohydrates and we want you obviously having no sugar and
the reason for that is we we don’t want to spike your insulin we don’t want your
body slowing down its fat-burning right now so we want to make sure that you’re
getting in tons of protein and we want to make sure that the veggies and the
food that you’re eating at least in the soft food phase for right now are going
to be nice and soft but also really really healthy for you exactly so what
would we do for instead of mash videos what’s the our sort of protein treat
hack for our patients cauliflower cauliflower
I love cauliflower so when you’re doing your cauliflower you’re going to um
you’re going to boil up your cauliflower until it’s really nice and soft and then
you have to blend it you have to blend it really well
you can add some protein to it you can add a little bit of butter or cream even
to it when you’re having your um your soft foods and then you mash
that up and it tastes exactly like potatoes mashed potatoes patients love
it same thing with your carrots you add a little bit of protein to your carrots
you cook them until they’re super soft mash them up and you’ve got a really
nice treat and people think I’ll make themselves a bowl you know half a cup in
their bowl but how much are they really going to be eating in the soft food face
about three to four tablespoons three to four tablespoons and you’re going to be
really super full so one of the main things that patients um love and that I
know I did on soft foods is the eggs are a big one yeah
eggs are huge that’s going to be like a big go-to for you now some of our
patients find with scrambled egg they find it what’s it’s a little bit tricky
because you don’t want to overcook it you don’t want to have any crispy stuff
right yeah and a lot of people think well scrambled eggs that’ll be the most
soft but actually a really soft poached egg will be a lot easier to start on
then then scrambled eggs now one of the things that I have here
that’s super delicious is Gianna chia pudding and you couldn’t be any easier
to make you take your chia seeds you soak them overnight and then in the
morning you put some vanilla protein in them stir them up and now you’ve got an
amazing chia seed pudding it’s a little bit like tapioca almost and it’s full of
fiber there’s five grams in a tablespoon of chia there’s five grams of fiber and
five grams of carbohydrate which means it’s all fiber and really healthy fats
and protein and then what do we have here you’ve mixed some of these up for
for us I have chicken some cottage cheese and some chocolate protein powder
so if you are feeling like you want something sweet it’s a it’s a good thing
to try first time I tried it I was like hmm but I love it now it’s my chocolate
if I don’t get a chocolate sweet tooth too often but when I do or I want
something sweet that’s what I’ll do yeah that’s like it a little cheesecake it’s
like a soft cheesecake with the with the and then what’s this one that is like a
spaghetti sauce with cottage she’s just a savory kind of taste so I
love that one cuz it tastes like lasagna yeah when you have good right it’s
really really good and patients love that you know especially at suppertime
your family’s eating you know whatever they’re having for supper and you can
have your own little soft food lasagna and um what’s this one over here this is
our plain Greek yogurt that I flavor it up with a little bit of meal I actually
do a lot of Greek yogurt I actually mean out being 5 1/2 years old will go
through at least 4 to 5 times a week so I have my sweet side and I have my dip
side for my vegetables and my meats but of course you’re not having that on your
soft foods yes unless your meats are the really soft canned one so I often will
mix these with Greek yogurt so I’ll take a can for example of this one that’s
just in olive oil you can add some dill you can add some different herbs and
spices to it and then mix it up with your Greek yogurt and you’ve got a
really nice soft food same thing with your canned chicken your canned tuna
salmon is really great and each one of those as you mix it up with your Greek
yogurt or you mix it up even with your cottage cheese or those little laughing
cow cheese’s makes for a really nice soft meal and I always say to everybody
when you mix everything you want to think like a six-month-old baby you want
to make it really soft so we you don’t want to have more chunks you want to
have more smoothness to yourself exactly and you can see here we have some
avocado in the front if you mix some avocado with your protein powder and a
little bit of water it makes a really delicious pudding it’s very good yeah
you can also make ice cream and if you go to your patient account you look up
on bitsy recipes inside your patient account you’ll see a whole bunch of
recipes for ice cream and this is an actual ice cream right here cookies and
cream and it’s made out of protein it’s made out of vanilla protein and we’ve
completely blended out a homemade protein bar and put
together and that’s a perfect soft food for when you’re in the in the soft food
phase so what do you think is the hardest thing for patients what’s the
thing that patients come to you most about in the soft food phase and they
definitely don’t complain about how much their different foods that they’re lucky
because there’s so many different things that they love to have it’s more the
hurry up and run game is what I find a lot so I have to keep your mind and to
really slow down and just have the few bites you know and put it away in the
fridge and if you need to have something in an hour have protein
I’m always protein and if it’s something doesn’t agree with you or you find it a
little bit hard as you’re transitioning and you’re starting to introduce more
foods what should you do I always tell them to wait for about a week or two the
longer they wait the better their tummy will like it again if they wait longer
so yeah yeah it’s really important to remember this is a process and I mean
we’re both your five and a half years old I’m over six and a half years out
now and we normally I like anyone before obviously I eat healthy I don’t eat you
know the junk food and things like that before then you know before I have my
surgery but this is a transition you’re soft food stage is a transition and
that’s why having your coach and having things like your guides your
preoperative guys in your post-operative success workbook are so important
because you need the support you need to know what you’re supposed to do at each
stage as you go through this exciting journey so what what’s the last sort of
most important piece of advice that you often give patients um I actually tell
my patients that just because they say it’s a two-week process that they can
continue to go longer in fact me being five and a half years out now 80% of my
foods are soft foods I have eggs every day I have my Greek yogurt I have my
vegetables I just that’s what I have the only thing that’s not on here insync
salads and stuff so that’s I’m not a fussy person I don’t care if I’m having
something that’s expensive or something that’s not I’m full is full to me and
I’m great with my go to food is what I call them yeah core food yes and this is
this is an exciting time it’s an exciting time for our patients and it’s
an exciting time for us as coaches and I hope if you have any questions that you
reach out to your coach right away you check your success workbook and see what
it is that you can and can’t have their sample recipes in their course on your
account there’s tons of recipes inside bitsy and
videos at protein treats on how to how to make all sorts of different yummy
things so thanks for joining us guys see you soon