The Lap-Band Guidelines are designed to facilitate weight loss as well as help you to thrive with your Lap-Band!
Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, divided
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing the dish
- 2 tart yet sweet baking apples, such as Honey Crisp, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks (about 2 cups)
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease an 8 or 9-inch baking dish with butter.
- In a medium bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of the nuts, raisins, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
- In another bowl, break up the eggs with a whisk; then whisk in the milk and vanilla until well combined.
- Add the milk mixture to the oat mixture, along with the melted butter.
- Scatter the apples evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the oatmeal mixture over top and spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup nuts on top. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top is golden and the oats are set. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Freezer-Friendly Instructions: This dish can be frozen after baking, tightly covered, for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to serve it, defrost in the refrigerator for 24 hours then reheat it, covered with foil, in a 325°F oven until hot.
The 12 Lap-Band Guidelines
|1. Write down weekly weight (weigh only 1 time per week)|
|2. Eat 3 meals per day, no snacks.|
|3. Consume only low (less than 5 calories) or zero calorie beverages.|
|4. Don’t consume beverages during a meal|
|5. Delay beverages 60 minutes or more after a meal|
|6. Meals last 20 minutes (no more/no less)|
|7. Eat appropriate portion sizes|
|8. Choose healthy foods (lean meats, low-fat dairy, fruits & veggies)|
|9. Limit “spoon-able” foods|
|10. Practice chewing foods thoroughly, 15-20 times per bite.|
|11. Eating to the point of satisfied and not overly full|
|12. Participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day|
Important Things to Remember:
- Your surgeon wants to see you at least once a year even if your weight loss is going well.
- Take your weekly weights to your appointments with your surgeon.
- You have access to FREE nutrition consults with our Weight Loss Center Registered Dietitian.
- We offer appointments over the telephone and in-person.
Louisville Surgical Associates (surgeons’ office): 502-366-1090
Mary & Elizabeth Hospital Weight Loss Center: 502-361-6509