Bariatric Nutrition

I fully understand it is a huge investment – emotionally, financially, mentally and physically to make a decision to go for bariatric surgery. Opting for bariatric surgery to assist with weight loss is not an easy or quick fix journey as it takes a lot of effort, commitment, accountability and most importantly the full ownership in making a sustainable lifestyle change has to be in place.

I am like your car GPS guiding you through the journey before and after the bariatric surgery to support you and put a strategy in place to assist you to achieve the best sustainable healthy eating lifestyle.

Advice

We want to aim for a long-term lifestyle change instead of a short-term goal because this is not a 30 day, 60 day, or 90 day program; this is your forever eating pattern. We want to aim to develop a sustainable eating pattern and habit to get the best results out from the surgery because the surgery is just a tool, a tool to help you speed up the process of weight loss but how well you maintain this tool is the biggest challenge. You will be given all the support that you require to achieve adequate nutrition intake and strategies to make sustainable lifestyle changes. However, if you do not take accountability and commitment in making these changes every day you won’t be able to achieve what you want for your ultimate goal as there is no magic wand in making lifestyle changes.

I am grateful that I am able to support many people to go through this journey and seeing the best result they achieve and lifestyle changes to improve the quality of life, the smile on their face and the adequate nutrition that they are enjoying for their best life.

There is a lot of preparation for the surgery such as:

  • Stage 1: Pre-operation nutrition preparation.
  • Stage 2: Recovery nutrition after surgery. At this stage we will need to change food texture from fluid to purée to soft and to general texture and it takes different timing for different people. We also need to make sure that we have adequate nutrition intake to support the recovery and the wound healing.
  • Stage 3: Sustainable eating pattern with adequate nutrition intake to prevent nutrition deficiency and support our health.

My goal is to support you to get the best results from this surgery and make sure you have adequate nutrition intake and enjoy your lifestyle with good nutritious food.

Take care

Adeline W

Bariatric ICU