I’m trained in providing pre- and post-operative care for weight loss surgery. I offer diet programs to all patients who underwent or will undergo procedures including ballon placement, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, plication procedure, and more.
Because losing weight often isn’t as simple as it sounds, my diet program is focused on managing patients before and after surgery to ensure adequate weight loss. An important part of your decision to have safe weight loss surgery is the commitment to follow-up, and I’ll guide you through the entire weight process.
I’ll help you prepare for the weight loss surgery by losing weight and reducing the size of the liver in order to limit the risk of complications.
You’ll know what to expect and what diet to follow after your weight loss surgery.
You’ll mentally prepare yourself ahead of time for changes in menu planning, food purchases and food preparation.
I’ll help you determine when to start your pre-op diet.
You’ll clearly understand what you’re allowed to eat and drink before surgery.
I’ll help you begin healthy eating habits that you can keep for your whole life.
You’ll learn the different diet phases to follow after the weight loss surgery (liquid and semi-liquid, puree, soft and regular) as well as how to individualize each phase according to your needs.
You’ll maximize the success of the weight loss surgery and track your weight changes.
You’ll optimize the loss of body fat and minimize the loss of muscle mass.
I’ll ensure that your vitamin and mineral intake is optimal to prevent nutritional deficiencies.
I’ll help you with food preparation that suits your lifestyle and give you recipes that make the diet phases more enjoyable.
You’ll minimize side effects and discomfort related to the weight loss surgery like diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, food blockages, dumping syndrome, bloating, and food intolerances.
For special diets such as vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, and others: I’ll help you cope with the weight loss surgery and the special way of eating that you’re following, ensuring that your needs for vitamins, minerals, and nutrients are met.
I will make sure you meet your protein needs to support your muscle mass and make you feel full.
I will help you supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals according to your diet plan, the type of weight loss surgery you underwent, and any deficiencies you might have (vitamin B12, zinc, iron, calcium, etc.)
Are you planning to have, or have you already had, weight loss surgery? I’ll help you maximize the benefits of the surgery.