Dietary changes after weight loss surgery are intended to be long-term to achieve sustainable weight loss. It is important to have a varied diet for both nutritional adequacy but to also keep things interesting.
The following outcomes the general guidelines for the types of foods and amounts you should be aiming for.
Vitamin and mineral supplementation is required for the rest of your life after surgery. The specific formulation you need is dependent on the type of surgery you have had and is best discussed with your dietitian for individual advice.
Weight loss surgery is a fantastic tool for helping to achieve long-term weight loss. The surgery itself however is just the beginning, and is certainly not a quick fix. It is important to have supports in place to help you long-term, as sometimes problems can arise years down the track.
Our dietitians can support you at any stage of the journey, and ensure your diet is nutritionally adequate and that you are able to enjoy your food! It is also quite common for old habits of emotional and non-hungry eating to creep back in a few years down the track and our dietitians, along with our psychologist, can help you to manage this.
Did you have a health care team in the early stages, but you have lost touch now? That is no problem! Our team will conduct a thorough assessment so we can pick up right where you left off.