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Should I See A Dietician Before & After Weight Loss Surgery?

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Dieticians are qualified, regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems. They use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, and translate this into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

If you are considering having weight loss surgery or are in the first stages of enquiring about weight loss surgery, then it is recommended that you see a dietician. Many weight loss surgery clinics provide a dietician – we have a highly experienced team of dieticians that are there to help and assist you in any way possible.

 

Reasons To See A Dietician Before & After Surgery

Ongoing Guidance and Weight Loss Food Plans

A dietician will guide you through the several dietary phases of your weight loss surgery journey:

  1. Pre-surgery weight loss plan
  2. Fluids
  3. Purees
  4. Soft foods

It is a good idea to to understand to the new eating habits you will have after your surgery beforehand and it is vital that you eat the right foods with the right eating habits throughout these phases.

Throughout these dietary phases, your dietician will:

  • Make sure you have the correct nutrition level in your diet
  • Make sure you don’t over fill your smaller stomach
  • Help you work out meal plans to suit you

It is important to note that after weight loss surgery, you cannot eat the same amount of food as you did before, so it is essential to eat the right foods containing the correct nutritional levels of:

  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Fibre
  • Good fluid levels

A dietician will ensure that your diet plan contains the correct levels to remain healthy and to aid with recovery.

 

Setting Goals and Maintaining Motivation

A dietician will help you obtain your desired healthy weight through:

  • Helping you set realistic goals
  • Keeping you motivated
  • Adapt meal plans as you recover to suit your lifestyle
  • Check that your nutritional needs are being met
  • Suggest any lifestyle or food changes they think will help you lose weight and keep it off

 

Streamline Surgical’s team of dieticians fully understand the needs of every bariatric patient and have a wealth of experience within their field of work. You really couldn’t be in safer hands.

For more information on weight loss surgery and the services our dieticians provide our patients at Streamline Surgical, please call 0333 016 3030 or fill out our online enquiry form.

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