A Girl Needs Options: Protein

Bariatric Diet, Weighing In With Whit

One vital part of the pre-op and post-op diet when having any bariatric procedure is protein. It can get old real quick if you only have a couple options! This is a preview into my protein options {it grows almost weekly – a girl needs options!}.

The key ingredient in protein needed by bariatric patients is whey protein isolate. You also want to find one that offers at least 20g of protein and approximately 10 g {or less} of carbs per serving. That can really limit powder options, but luckily they continue to come out with more and more options.

Alani Nu just came out with their Confetti Cake flavor right after my surgery and it has been my favorite find so far! Highly recommend you check it {seriously, who doesn’t love cake!?}.

Thrive Together


I have always been the woman on the other side of the blog, until today. I have spent the past year deep in self-discovery trying to figure out who I am, but more importantly who I want to be. There are so many different opinions and expectations about how women should act, dress, speak, etc. As I got closer to celebrating a major milestone this year {Talk Thirty to Me} I couldn’t help but notice how different my life looks compared to the opinion and expectations that people seem to have of it. Talk about a discouraging feeling! As if mourning my 20’s wasn’t enough I now had to face that I was far from conforming to the norms.

After some soul searching and self-reflection I came to a conclusion…WHO CARES!? I am a young woman currently thriving in all aspects of my life. Why conform to a mold when I could create my own?

I have always wanted to write a blog and share my story with other women just like me. I look forward to sharing my journey with you and encourage you to respond to posts with comments or questions. After all, my goal of starting this blog is to provide a platform to collaborate with women of all ages, all over the world, so that we can thrive together in this thing called life.