Five Creative Ways to Flavor Water

Five Creative Ways to Flavor Water

After you have your Bariatric Procedure at Pompeii Surgical, you will have to reintroduce food to your system slowly. Your portion sizes will be much smaller than they were before as well, due to the new size of your stomach and not wanting to encounter any stretching of the stomach. In order to reach your health and weight goals, the smaller portion sizes will help you lose weight quickly. It is essential to eat a variety of different foods that have nutritional value so that you are getting everything that your body needs to be healthy.  

We at Pompeii Surgical are hoping to provide you with all the tools you need to help your recovery go smoothly, and to continue to be with you on your journey as you reach your new health goals. We are hoping with this section to be able to provide you with some recipes for you to try out that have been selected carefully by us, and some recommended by our patients who have personally tried them out.

We know how overwhelming the aftermath of this surgery can be, and the lifestyle change can be intimidating. We hope to make it easier and a little fun by helping out in any way we can. Rest assured that over time, this new way of eating and viewing food will become a part of your everyday routine.

It is important to eat balanced meals with small portions, follow a low-calorie diet, eat slowly, and chew your food thoroughly so your body can process it. It is helpful to keep a daily record of food portions. After surgery, it is also very imperative to drink extra water in between meals to avoid dehydration.

Do not hesitate to reach out to Pompeii Surgical with any concerns about diet or anything pertaining to your health after surgery.

 

 

Water in the summer months is more important than ever. Because of the summer heat, we have a tendency to sweat more and even lose more water through our breath. The best way to prevent dehydration is to drink even when you are not thirsty. Thirst may be a sign that you are already dehydrated.

Basil and Blueberries

Rinse basil and blueberries under cool running water. Crush blueberries and place into a water pitcher. Leave the basil on the sprig and add to the water. Allow to sit for a few hours in the refrigerator. The longer it sits, the greater the taste. The infused water can keep up to three days and you may reuse the fruit by adding more water to the pitcher. 

Cucumber and Mint

Rinse the mint and cucumbers under cool running water. Thinly slice the cucumbers and place into a water pitcher. The greater the surface area of the cucumbers, the quicker the water will be flavored. Leave the mint on the sprig and add to the water. Allow to sit for a few hours in the refrigerator. The longer it sits, the greater the taste. The infused water can keep up to three days and you may reuse the fruit by adding more water to the pitcher. 

Watermelon 

Cube the watermelon and place into a water pitcher. The greater the surface area of the fruit, the quicker the water will be flavored. Leave the mint on the sprig and add to the water. Allow to sit for a few hours in the refrigerator. The longer it sits, the greater the taste. The infused water can keep up to three days and you may reuse the fruit by adding more water to the pitcher. 

Strawberries and Sugar-free Lemonade 

Rinse strawberries under cool running water. Using a cheese grater, grate the strawberries into a water pitcher. Squirt in a few drops of sugar-free lemonade. You can use products like Crystal Light or Dasani Drops. For another alternative you can add thinly sliced lemons instead. Allow to sit for a few hours in the refrigerator. The longer it sits, the greater the taste. The infused water can keep up to three days and you may reuse the fruit by adding more water to the pitcher.

Infused Ice Cubes

Looking to keep cool? Add any well cut fruit and herb mix directly to your ice cube tray. Pour boiling water over; allow cooling before placing it into the freezer. By heating the water up before freezing it, it penetrates the fruit, vegetable, or herb to release the flavorful aromatic compound—giving you the most amount of flavor from each cube.