It can be really hard to stick to a routine when traveling. This past weekend I was at BlogHer 13 and while I didn’t take a pass on the popcorn at a Disney premier party I attended and ate a few macarons, I really tried to make good choices. There was a lot of appetizer-style food options and instead of digging into the fried options, I went instead for protein and fruit and veggies. I also had the opportunity to interview Dr. Travis Stork from the TV show The Doctors.
I asked Dr. Stork 2 questions. 1) What are some ways you would recommend that someone who has had a gastric sleeve surgery can get enough protein without focusing on a lot of meat or relying on protein shakes. 2) I am considering skin removal surgery, what are some of the risks I should consider and make sure to ask a plastic surgeon about. I was really excited by his answer to the first question. He reminded me of legumes (beans) and quinoa as great sources of protein, along with eggs and dairy products. Because calorie counting is not much of an issue for me, sticking with full fat options would help me get the nutrients my body needs. For the second question, he made sure I remembered he wasn’t a plastic surgeon however, incision site and internal infections are of major concern when undergoing this type of surgery so make sure to check out the facilities and that the surgeon is board certified. Maybe the piece of advice that resonated with me the most was when he said I should make sure, without a doubt, I am in the right place mentally and physically to have the procedure done and not to just jump into it because it’s “the next step.”** I have to say Dr. Stork was incredibly nice and really focused on answering my specific questions. Thanks so much to Arm & Hammer Simply Saline for contacting me to set up this opportunity.
Find out more of my thoughts and tips for staying in a routine while on the road with this video. Next month will be my final update as a part of the Shaklee 180 challenge. I hope you’ll come back to find out how much I’ve lost!
** The advice I have shared from Dr. Stork is in my words and from my conversation from him, and not taken word for word. Please do not take this as medical advice from him.