‘I Had Weight Loss Surgery, But I Didn’t Feel Confident In My Body Until I Started This Workout Plan’

This Workout—Not My Weight Loss Surgery—Is The Reason I Was Able To Lose 120 Pounds

THE FOOD

The surgery did make me feel less hungry and eat less food, but I stuck to a ketogenic diet, eating primarily protein and fresh vegetables. Over the past year, I’ve slowly introduced some carbs back into my diet. I also eat sugar occasionally, ususally in the form of an ice cream cone.

A typical day of eating usually involves a scrambled egg and turkey bacon for breakfast or a protein shake with almond milk, banana, and almond butter. Lunch is usually a choice of protein and any variety of vegetables. I always enjoyed salads, but I’ve started experimenting with zoodles and spaghetti sqaush. And instead of cooking like I was before, I explore healthy recipes and meal prep. Dinner is usually a straight protein and a green because I’m starving after working out and the protein makes me feel great. I also search for snacks and sweets that take the edge off but are still good for you. There are so many great options out now, but my favorite treat is a Kind bar. I try to keep anything I eat to less than 10 grams of sugar per serving.

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