Friday, April 8, 2011

The Oz Rebuttal

As suggested by Amy W., I am going to post what I eat as a lap-bander who is just over 6 months out from surgery.

Breakfast: 2 cups of coffee, followed a half-hour later with a Zone Perfect protein bar (typically Cinnamon Roll, 210 cal, 22 g carb, 15 g protein)

Lunch: leftovers! Particular favorites= 4 meatballs with sausage marinara sauce (meat with meat sauce, as I call it), salad with deli chicken and cheese, a piece of thin crust pizza, or if I'm really busy I eat turkey pepperoni and cheese cubes

Dinner: oh so much. Last night I had 3oz of steak with sauteed mushrooms and a side of spinach-artichoke dip with low-carb crackers, the night before I had a steak, onion, and green pepper quesadilla made with a low-carb tortilla; I often have baked fish with a side of veggies, or "skillet chicken" sauteed with vegetables, or a hamburger without the bun, or a lighted breaded and baked pork chop, or chicken enchiladas (assume some vegetables-- a salad or a steamed side throughout).

If I snack, which is not every day but if so, usually in the late afternoon, I snack on: peanuts, cheese, hummus with low-carb crackers, kalamata olives-- something that is "munchy". I often try to substitute a cup of decaf coffee for a snack if I'm higher on calories for the day. I have a skinny cow truffle bar maybe 2-3x a month but otherwise have given up dessert.

I eat very well, and sometimes I do splurge on nachos or chicken wings or pasta or pizza (carbs!). The only thing my band doesn't like me to eat is french fries-- but onion rings still go down well ;) I have lost 75lbs since the day of my surgery and 104 lbs overall.


  1. Um, some really good ideas there! I wish I could do salad, but I can't. I can do it if I use cole slaw instead of lettuce. Don't u just love those zone bars?

  2. Justawallflower: I love the Zone bars! Cinnamon Roll is my fave, but I also like the Chocolate Coconut. I feel a little guilty about the carbs, but not enough to stop eating them everyday.

  3. I used to get the Zone Perfect bars in Dark chocolate Strawberry which is really hard to find and I also loved chocolate mint. I eat atkins daybreak bars which have alot more fiber than the other company's bars... I like Apple Crisp, and Chocolate Oatmeal Fiber bar best. They also have a cinnamon bun one, you should try it.

  4. Thanks for the share. Being only a couple months out from surgery Im still finding my way with food. Lots of good ideas :)

  5. Congrats on the 75lbs! That's awesome!

  6. Congrat on your loss to date :o) I am taking notes from all of these Oz posting!!

  7. Meat with meat sauce sounds AWESOME!