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  • Include grilled or baked fish in your meal plan twice a week.
  • Avoid fried fish.
  • Choose cuts of beef and pork labeled loin or round in choice or select grades to lower fat intake.
  • Choose ground beef that is 92%-95% lean.
  • If you are substituting ground turkey for ground beef, look for 95% or higher lean options.
  • Skinless chicken breast is lower in fat than dark meat, but dark meat may be easier to digest after weight loss surgery. Bake, broil or cook in a crock pot.
  • Rotisserie chicken is a convenient option—pair it with quick stir-fry veggies. Use leftovers to top salads, make chicken salad or add to soup.
  • Beans, peas, lentils and tofu are cost-effective sources of protein.
  • Stock up on canned tuna, packed in water, when it’s on sale. Avoid the oil-packed versions.
  • Buy larger quantities of meat, divide into meal-sized portions and freeze to save money.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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