I do not know about you, but I love me a Big Salad !! I know I am not alone because so many wonder when they can start having salads after Gastric Bypass Surgery. I could not wait to have one myself and when I did it was like heaven.
I have always loved salads and I remember not long after I had my Gastric Bypass Surgery it was one of the things I could not wait to enjoy again. I prayed that when I did it would sit well with me. So when did I indulge? How long after surgery did it take me to give in? The answer…. Week 5.
My first salad was with Lettuce, Tomato, Feta Cheese and Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing and it was heavenly just as I thought it would be. I had no issues eating it at all. Do Note: I may have jumped the gun and some surgeons may not suggest to have one so early out, but again I am no Gastric Bypass Poster Child. I listened to my body and it said Eat It !! lol
Here is what is so great- Salads and Veggies are one thing I can eat A LOT of and have no major issues at all. I can eat a BIG Salad like the one in the photo which is not in a regular size bowl, but a large bowl and not be sick. It is mind blowing to me, but something that makes me very happy. If you think about it when the lettuce is chewed it shrinks down to almost nothing, but in a bowl it looks like so much – it is deceiving really.
My salad of choice is Butter Lettuce or Romaine with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Feta Cheese and Honey Mustard Dressing or a Vinaigrette. I do not do light dressing because it ruins it for me. Yes it is a treat fr me and I hardly eat a ton of calories during the day so if I splurge on my dressing it is just fine with me. Of course now as I am writing this I want to go make a salad, but of course I do not have the goods – guess what I am doing today? Going to the store !!!
So if you are like me and are dying for a Salad I say go for it – we are all different as to what our bodies with be ok with, but you will not know unless you give it a try and see. Again I can put down a BIG Salad and I mean BIG with not one issue and for me that is awesome. It is much better than saying I can eat 5 cupcakes right?
Salads make me HAPPY.