Visiting a Nutritionist Following Weight Loss Surgery
Following weight loss surgery, there are many things that need to be dealt with right away. Immediately following surgery, of course, is the recovery period during which it is imperative to follow doctor’s orders so that your body is able to heal effectively, giving you the best possible chances for long term success. As you get stronger and your body is healed from the procedure itself, it’s then time to tackle the lifestyle changes that will allow you to achieve true success. That includes diet and exercise – two things that have likely eluded you prior to this putting you in the position of having to consider weight loss surgery.
It’s not easy to completely change your diet but it has to be done if you are going to take the tools given to you by surgery and turn them into the motivation you need to lose the weight and keep it off. And that’s where a nutritionist can have a significant impact.
A nutritionist can:
*Determine how many calories you need to take in every day to support your weight loss goals.
*Assess your intake of protein which is very important following weight loss surgery and put together a plan to make sure you’re getting enough.
*Provide supplements and other options for getting the vitamins and nutrients you need to support overall health.
*Put together a meal plan that takes the guesswork out of what to eat on a daily basis.
*Help you identify food triggers and ways that you can manage them. Remember, weight loss is not just a physical obstacle, it’s mental as well.
*Have you track what you’re eating so that you can examine any changes that may need to be made to better help you reach your goals.
A nutritionist can be a guide through unfamiliar waters as you learn how to eat for a thinner, healthier you and to enjoy the foods that will ultimately provide you with what you need most.
One of the most experienced weight loss surgeons in the country – Dr. Nick Nicholson – along with a full staff of surgeons, nurses and other experienced clinicians, help patients reverse obesity with LAP-BAND, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy and Revisions.
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