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Three Months after Bariatric Surgery



So it has been three months since I had bariatric surgery.  Allow me to give you a quick update on how it is going.  Let me begin by saying I am so thankful for having the surgery.  It has changed the way I view diet and nutrition.  What do I mean by that?  As some of you know I spend over 25 years in the Army and I was reasonably fit and maintained healthy weight standards my entire Army career.  But I really didn’t pay attention to the quantity and quality of the food that I ate.  Since having the surgery, I think about what I eat (the quality) and how much I eat (the quantity).  For example, last night I got “snacky” about 8pm.  Instead of eating several snacks, I chose one that was organic and less than 200 calories.  So this small step shows how the surgery has changed the way I view food.  I can still enjoy the foods I like, but I have to watch the quality and quantity. At we have several healthy snack options.  Our KBAR energy bars are one option.

Now let’s discuss weight management.  For some of use, managing our weight is a daily / weekly task.  In other words we have to work hard to either maintain our weight or to lose weight.  So I’m a simple guy from Montana.  Please allow me to give you my thoughts.  I’ll start with the scale.  This piece of metal can be your enemy or your friend.  For me it’s friendly when I get on it and I’m happy with the results.  Other times it’s the enemy.  My solution is to weigh yourself at least twice a week.  I usually weigh myself as soon as I get up.  This way, I should be at my lowest most accurate weight.  I have found that weighing myself everyday can be demotivating.  I look at the scale and I expect it to move lower each day.  That’s not the case.  So that’s why I weight myself a couple times a week.  Oh, one last thing.  For me, I’ve found that I tend to gain weight if I go weeks without weighing myself.  Enough of the scale, let’s talk food.

After three month’s I am on a regular food diet, just like everyone else.  What I have found is that I still enjoy the same foods, but less of it.  I also found that I tend to eat about 5 or 6 little meals a day.  I’m kind of like a scavenger.  I go to the fridge and find something small and healthy and that becomes a meal.  I love it because it adds variety and I don’t eat as much.  You may want to give it a try.  I’m not the first one to try this.

Lastly, I’m down 50 pounds and have about 45 to go.  My goal is 190-195.  It’s going to be hard, but I’m up for the challenge.

Kurt Giese


Intelligent Nutrition

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About sleep — The Perks of being Different


Have you ever told anyone that you’re feeling tired and they responded with “You should exercise more” or “Quit eating sugar“? Even though that might be all very well true, I find it annoying. They misinterpreted me, but it’s my fault. What I actually mean is I’m sleepy. So very sleepy. Literally, sometimes at work I’d take a 15 […]

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4 Vegan Low Carb Recipes (Keto/Paleo) — Rich Bitch Cooking

Vegan recipes for keto breakfast, lunch and dinner! Just a heads up, vegan keto will typically be higher carbs and net carbs than a traditional keto diet but you will be very happy with the net carb count to the recipes below. Feel free to add more fat to any of these meals! Vega Keto […]

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Is Nutrition Just A Balancing Act?

A lot of times when we read articles about nutrition or see a nutritionist terms such as “balanced” and “in moderation” show up. Yet, surely nutrition must be a little more complex than one big balancing act? Not necessarily. We as humans like to over complicate things due to our intelligent and ego driven brains when […]

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Tips for Dining Out on a Plant-Based Diet — Center for Nutrition Studies

It is possible in most restaurants to order special items, or remove items from dishes. Check out these tips for dining out while staying true to your plant-based lifestyle. The post Tips for Dining Out on a Plant-Based Diet appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies. Written by Center for Nutrition Studies.

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New products posted

Shop and enjoy Orange Mango Xylitiol Gum

Hello there.  I have just finished uploading some new products to our online store. I am extremely excited and proud to carry Epic products.  We now offer 7 flavors of gum in 2 different sizes.  Flavors include spearmint, peppermint and bubblegum.  And they are all dentist approved.  To compliment the gums, we also offer mints.  Epic mints come in three flavors and two sizes to suit any need.  To finish off the product line we offer toothpaste and mouthwash.  Head over to and shop now.

Kurt Giese

Owner, Intelligent Nutrition