Proper nutrition is the cornerstone of successful post weight loss. Nutritional guidance is provided to surgical and non-surgical patients and will center on individual needs and diet plans. Adopting a new, healthy strategy for nutrition is the key for long-term success. The word “balance” comes to mind. Our team will spend a great deal of time teaching you the strategy of balanced food budgeting, journaling and employing new food choices.
Surgical patients have several phases of modified nutrition following their procedure with each phase having a unique purpose.
Immediately after surgery and for two weeks, you will be on a liquid diet consisting of daily liquid protein and low calorie fluid targets. This reduces tension on your internal incision while allowing healing. During the next phase, soft foods are introduced. Finally, your menu for food choices will expand. You will not be meeting your calorie needs by food consumption therefore your body will convert stored fat into energy needed, thus losing weight. Food alone is not enough to offer the patient the nutrition that they need to stay healthy therefore, vitamin and mineral supplements are necessary to ensure that weight loss is safe and the body is receiving its daily needs for the rest of your life.
Our Registered Dietitian will help you plan the best diet for your individual needs. Her experience working with weight loss surgery patients will be invaluable.
Our entire team is here to help you achieve your goals. Use us as your resource.
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