Pizza Options After Bariatric Surgery

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Pizza Options After Bariatric Surgery

Pizza is one of the most popular types of food. If you are planning to undergo bariatric surgery or are recovering from one, you may worry that you’ll have to completely avoid it. Luckily, you can eat pizza post-surgery, but with some adjustments to make it healthier and safer for your body. The following are effective ways to make bariatric-friendly pizza that will encourage your weight loss journey.

The Crust

You know that the regular pizza dough is high in carbohydrates, which is the last thing you want when undergoing weight loss after surgery. You need a healthier, safe alternative, so the pizza must have reduced carbohydrate levels.

The options for the dough include almond flour and chickpea flour as the base of the pizza. They are ideal because they are gluten-free yet still rich in proteins. You can also experiment with cauliflower and portobello mushrooms for a tasty and nutritious pizza crust.

The Sauce

Besides the crust, the sauce gives the pizza its incredible flavor. It is advisable to make your own using healthy ingredients, and this will give you complete control of what to add. You need a tomato-based alternative without additives and less sugar.

Consider fresh ingredients like tomatoes, black pepper, and garlic when making your sauce. You should avoid store-bought options like Alfredo-style sauces that are rich in fat. If there are too many calories and fats, you risk digestive issues after surgery.

The Toppings

The classic pizza that people love contains a lot of cheese and other toppings, but you should be mindful if looking for a healthier alternative. The fun part is that you can choose what goes on your pizza. Low-fat cheeses make perfect toppings post-surgery, and you will still get the classic taste of pizza you love. You can then go for low-fat and high-protein meat options.

However, remember that you should not overdo it with the portions. Lean meats from turkey and chicken are recommended, but you can also spice it up with Canadian bacon, ground beef, and turkey pepperoni. While at it, add your favorite herbs for flavoring and veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms, and green olives for color and nutritional value.

Seek Professional Medical Advice

Now that you know what bariatric pizza is, you can still enjoy your favorite meal, although there are a few alterations to make. If you have any more concerns about your diet before or after bariatric weight loss surgery in Mexico, consult Dr. Jalil for advice.

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