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There has been a lot in the news lately about the trim down that is taking place with the Happy Meal at a leading fast food restaurant. Hearing the list of items in the happy meal got me to thinking about my own eating habits. Since having weight loss surgery, this is what I consider to be my happy meal:

  • Lean protein
  • Fresh vegetables and fruit
  • Whole grains
  • Low fat dairy products

You might ask what it is about this list that could possibly be described as a happy meal, and 4 years ago I would have agreed with you. Then, I changed my world, my health, and my mind set after having bariatric surgery. My food choices changed, and I discovered that I was getting my health back as the weight dropped off. Making food choices that are good for me feels great! That’s the true ingredient of a happy meal. And it even comes with a prize: watching myself evolve into a healthier and happier version of me!

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~Rebecca

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