Our Bariatric Nutrition Program is the only program in the area that includes both pre-operative and post-operative nutrition education. Our goal is to give you all of the tools to help you be the most successful with your bariatric surgery. All of the surgeries require lifestyle and behavior changes in the area of nutrition and physical activity. The surgery will help force you to make some behavior changes, but other changes will require a conscious effort on your part. Our nutrition team will help you determine which changes you will need to make as well as offer tips and suggestions to help you maximize your weight loss.
The pre-operative nutrition class will explain the pre and post surgery diet. We will discuss foods allowed and foods to avoid in order to reduce the risk of complications post-operatively. We will discuss the diet progression, required supplements and the basics of what your regular diet will eventually look like. This class will give you the opportunity to ask any questions or voice concerns regarding eating after surgery. You will be given detailed instructions to help you follow the diet progression pre and post surgery.
Post-operatively, you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a licensed registered dietitian as well as attend a two-hour nutrition class. In the class you will receive a binder with class notes, handouts, recipes and exercises. You will also receive The Success Habits of Weight-Loss Surgery Patients by Colleen Cook. We will discuss calorie and protein needs, meal planning, dining out, food logs, exercise, and behavior modification strategies. The goal of this class is to provide you with all of the tools and information you need to be successful with weight loss long term following surgery.
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