Author Archives for Kate Ford

Watermelon Feta Salad

In California, we’re fortunate enough to occasionally find out of season fruits during the otherwise dreary (fruit wise) winter months, and thanks to the popular Trader Joe’s and Safeway grocery store chains, selections often includes watermelon, pre-sliced and packed in a tub and ready to eat.
Most melons, but particularly watermelon, are a dieter’s friend, and […]

Drink With Your Eyes: Beautiful Spa Water


Adequate hydration is crucial for everyone, and there isn’t any fare more fit than a clean and crisp glass of water.  “Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues” says the Mayo Clinic.  That’s a small list of the health […]

Portion Control Imagery

A few months ago, on my Weight Loss Surgery blog, I posted images of items weighing 100 pounds, to celebrate when I hit that weight loss benchmark, but still felt fat (which I am — it’s just as hard for me to grasp that I was *more* than 100 lbs overweight, as it is for others).  It helped […]

Bento Box Lunches: Fit Fare on the Go

Good things come in small packages.  In Japan, mothers treat the practice of packing a daily lunch as an opportunity to present edible gifts in small packages to their children.   These lunches are known as “Bento or Bento Boxes.”
In the United States, many of us think of Bento Boxes as a divided lacquer dinner tray […]

Enjoying Thanksgiving One Ounce at a Time

Editor’s Note: Welcome our newest columnist, Kate Ford, to the Fit Fare family. Kate is entering her first holiday season as a post-operative weight loss surgery patient. Look for her continuing series on the third Tuesday of every month. 

I’m preparing to attend my first Thanksgiving Dinner this year as a post-operative weight loss surgery (WLS) patient.  I […]