Registered Dietitian Nutrition Counseling-J.Nutrition

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What to know about weight loss surgery

Let us give you the facts and help you weigh the options. A registered dietitian will walk you through the various types of weight loss surgery options and their nutritional and physiological implications. We will help you to assess what weight loss surgery will look like before and after so there are no surprises.

Following discussion with a dietitian, you will be able to make informed and educated decision regarding weight loss surgery. First and foremost, this will include if the decision to undergo weight loss surgery is right for you. We will also discuss nutrition and lifestyle variables to expect before and after bariatric weight loss surgery. A dietitian can help you set up an individualized plan to facilitate weight loss prior to bariatric surgery where necessary.

 
 
Plums in basket. Nutrient density of foods is important following weight loss surgery.

Plums in basket. Nutrient density of foods is important following weight loss surgery.

Types of Weight loss surgery

Some of the most common bariatric weight loss surgery procedures include gastric bypass (Roux-en-Y) the gastric sleeve or the gastric binding. Patients often have questions such as what is the difference between weight loss surgeries? How invasive is weight loss surgery? What will my long term diet after gastric bypass look like? A dietitian can walk with you through the types of weight loss surgery and discuss associated risks and benefits of each type of surgery.

 

A dietitian is here to support you with all of your questions regarding weight loss surgery. We can help you set up a weight loss routine to fit your needs pre and post bariatric surgery. Frequently following weight loss surgery, protein needs are increased while total energy needs decrease. A Dietitian will help you balance these nutritional changes following weight loss surgery into a regimen that fits your lifestyle. Most importantly, we will give you a realistic outlook of what this looks like on your plate! At J.Nutrition, I can help you optimize your nutritional intake post-surgery ensuring micronutrient needs are being met and lean body mass is preserved as much as possible.


Social changes following weight loss surgery

J.Nutrition can help you identify some of the psychological changes related to food following weight loss surgery. If individuals are not prepared, they may find themselves feeling isolated following surgery as the social dynamic of food changes. By examining behavioral strategies for post bariatric surgery, we can help facilitate a plan for social dining, timing of meals, and environmental variables which may influence dietary intake.

Sugar Snap Peas on Scale. Weighing out foods can be helpful following weight loss surgery.

Sugar Snap Peas on Scale. Weighing out foods can be helpful following weight loss surgery.

Post bariatric surgery nutrition counseling

The post bariatric surgery diet will vary greatly from immediately post-op to several months following. A dietitian can help you sort out the changes you can expect, or set up an individualized nutrition plan if you have already undergone weight loss surgery.  Having undergone bariatric surgery, your nutrient needs have changed. Nutrition requirements will depend on the type of surgery you have undergone, and your unique physiological energy needs.

Finding a balance to meet metabolic and nutrient demands following weight loss surgery can be tough. Whether you are seeking additional knowledge regarding nutritional requirements of bariatric surgery, or just trying to figure how everything fits together, we're here for you!


Weight loss surgery increases the need for protein.

Weight loss surgery increases the need for protein.

How can J. NUTRITION support me with weight loss surgery?

  • one on one weight loss surgery nutrition counseling

  • Examine bariatric surgery side effects

  • Bariatric surgery requirements

  • Calculation of BMI and energy requirements

  • Bariatric surgery before and after protein requirements

  • Bariatric surgery before and after energy requirements

  • Lab value assessment and nutritional implications

  • Nutrition education for bariatric surgery risks

  • Weight loss post bariatric surgery