Weight loss surgery is a tool to help you achieve substantial weight loss and live a longer, healthier, and happier life. But just as a hammer can’t perform its function without a nail, surgery is only part of regaining your health.
Nutrition Nutrition Fundamentals
Every patient will be given our Patient Education and Resource Manual at the initial appointment. This manual will be your resource guide both before and after bariatric surgery and contains our nutritional program. Eating is an essential part of life and plays a role in our social, physical and mental well-being. Yet many people pay little attention to nutrition and don’t understand the basic building blocks of food. All food is comprised of calories from protein, carbohydrates, fats, or a combination of these elements. Water doesn’t supply energy in the form of calories, but it is absolutely vital to the human body. Food also supplies essential vitamins and minerals in varying amounts. To understand how what you eat affects your body, you need to become familiar with the basic fundamentals of nutrition. Our bariatric dieticians will help educate you about nutrition both before and after surgery.