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I love to eat bread, but I'm not good at making it. 

Recently I tried to make low carb bagels, not only were they good, and low carb, but easy and quick to make.

So, if you've been following my blog for awhile, you know that I don't advocate dieting. After weight loss surgery, the main point is to adopt a healthy lifestyle and healthier eating habits. That means keeping your protein high and your carbs and fat low. Things like sugar and flour must be limited.

It's not dieting, it's about making healthier eating choices for long-term weight loss success.

The low carb craze seems to be popular now, so it's easier to find recipes for low carb and low sugar cooking and baking. Weight loss surgery patients also need to watch fat grams to avoid dumping and feeling like you swallowed a brick.

Even though we have to keep fats at a minimum,, a certain amount of heart healthy fat is necessary for good health. Besides a little fat helps with you feel full and stay fuller longer. It also helps slow down the absorption of the carbs you do eat. The whole key is about healthy food choices and portion control.

Keeping counts in the range of 5g of fat, 10g sugar and 15 to 20 carbs per meal is recommended. (This is a guideline, not a hard fast rule.)

This recipe is just one of the many I found on Pinterest. I plan to try several to find which one is the best for me. I encourage you to try different recipes until you find one you like. Take the advise of a veteran weight loss surgery patient—once you are off sugar, don't start back, those cravings will come back.

So, today's breakfast included:

  • 1/2 a homemade low carb bagel with a little butter and a drizzle of Truvia Nectar 
  • one egg 
  • a slice of deli ham

Enjoy! Yes, you can. You have many more miles to go!

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