Low Carb Help
My daughter is having a gastic bypass and will be on low carbs forever. She can have 30-35 a day. Government guidelines say you should have between 200 and 300 a day. Now you see my problem. Could you please search thru your recipes and see if you have any low carb , taste somewhat good and share with me? Thanks in advance.
Something to consider before having a gastric bypass for sure!
I doubt that your government guidelines were designed for gastric bypass patients.
Have you been referred to a dietitian to learn how this is possible?
If not, seek the help of a professional to ensure your daughter remains healthy and lives a long life.
Yes dietitian is involved. She is having the surgery becuase her tummy has quit working. Food goes in and just sits there. Her stomach does not process the food. We have spent 2 years trying to figure out the best way to handle it. Thanks for your inputa and hopefully a recipe.
The dietitian and your Dr. are the people your daughter should be relying on for sound info and advice.
There are different types of carbs and so it will be important to know the difference and whether all are wrong for her? or which are allowed within the severe limitations.
If you search the recipe section for "low carb" you will find many low carb recipes. I posted some a while back. For the most part, eating low carb means eliminating breads, pastas, sugar, SUGAR, sugar, and sugar! lol Even MILK is high in carbs, but half and half has none, so I sometimes use it to replace milk, but add water to thin it. I don't know how old your daughter is, but if she's still of an age where she likes cereal and you've found one without sugar, the almond milks that come in a box on the store shelves near the cereals, usually, are very good. Be sure to read the labels as nearly all of those milks have sugar in them in one form or another, ie corn syrup, etc.
Helen...Thank you Thank you Thank you. That idea had a goldmine of ideas and recipes.
DITTO.....Of all the people I have known to have that surgery none have ever said that about the carbs.....
Originally Posted by QuiltE
My husband and I do a low carb diet off and on when we feel we need to take off a few pounds. During those times we tend to eat between 20 and 30 net carbs a day. Net carbs are where you take the carb count of foods and subtract out the grams of fiber. Be sure to ask the dietition if it is net carbs or total carbs that she should be counting.
Anyhow, we eat really well on a low carb diet. Think meats and veggies. Some veggies are higher in carbs like peas, corn and carrots, so best to avoid those and stick to things like green beans, broccoli, cauliflower etc. Pretty much anything "white" is too high in carbs, including flour, potatoes, rice, sugar. Most fruits are higher in carbs, some of the lowest carb ones would be berries...strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc. Milk is higher in carbs, but heavy cream is not. Cheese is usually very low or no carbs.
A site with lots of good low carb recipes is http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/recipes.html. Carb counts per serving are also included.
When we do low carb, I tend to substitutue things for starches. Cauliflower mashed with heavy cream, cream cheese and/or sour cream is a good sub for mashed potatoes. Cauliflower can also be riced to take the place of rice. Spaghetti squash or zucchini in place of pasta is good. Lots of salad in place of any starch on my plate along with a protien and a veggie works.
There are low carb tortillas and low carb breads in the grocery stores, but they are getting harder and harder to find these days.
www.Atkins.com has loads of information on "carbs" and great recipes. Doesn't matter if you agree with his diet plan or not the site has tons of FREE information. Actually, low carb can be very delicious!
I had gastric bypass 2 years ago - I have lost 106 pounds. My Dr. stresses Protein Shakes and Bariatric Vitamins, but I have a problem with the shakes, as a result my hair is thinning. The Protein Shakes were great before the surgery, but after, not so good... I try to eat as much meat as I can, and things like peanut butter, beans and any high protein things that I can. Milk, cottage cheese, cheeses of all kinds and the like. Good luck!