The Importance of a Nutritionist in Achieving Weight Loss Success

Diet plays an important role in both losing and maintaining weight. Many who struggle to lose weight or keep it off lack the appropriate guidance. For this reason, Mexico Bariatric Center provides a nutritionist to aid in the weight loss process. Embarking on a weight loss journey or undergoing bariatric surgery requires more than just a generic diet plan – it demands personalized guidance and support. This is where the expertise of a nutritionist becomes indispensable.

A nutritionist empowers individuals to make informed choices about their diet, addressing what they eat and why they eat. By providing education on the fundamentals of nutrition, behavioral support to tackle underlying patterns of overeating, and ongoing accountability to stay on track, a nutritionist becomes a trusted partner in the journey toward sustainable weight loss success. 

Bariatric procedures such as gastric sleeve include a pre-operative and post-operative diet plan. The purpose of these diet plans is to ensure that the patient has a safe surgery and a fast recovery. Our nutritionist will contact you a week before the pre-op diet starts and four days after the surgery to check in and answer any questions.  After gastric sleeve surgery, for example, there are 4 phases to the post-op diet. These 4 phases help to ensure that the stomach can heal properly. Our nutritionist will be there every step of the way.

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What Happens if a Proper Bariatric Diet is Not Followed?

If a patient does not adhere to dietary guidelines, there is a chance that they may:

  • Be denied surgery by their bariatric surgeon
  • Damage their stomach before it fully recovers
  • Get poor nutrition if wrong foods are eaten
  • Fail to lose weight due to excess calories
  • Experience long-term health issues
  • Be hospitalized if complications are serious

When to Seek a Nutritionist After Recovery

Our nutritionist will present monthly educational webinars that cover the pre-op and post-op diet and offer in-depth insights into the science of nutrition and its impact on health. Covering a range of topics from macronutrients to the latest research on dietary patterns, these sessions provide practical tips and evidence-based advice to help you make informed choices about your diet and lifestyle. After you have recovered from surgery, support for your diet may still be needed. Some patients lose weight and do great for a while but then hit a stall or gain weight later on.

If you struggle to lose weight or keep it off after surgery, contact our nutritionist. A nutritionist can provide the knowledge and tools needed to get back on track! Whether it has been months or years since surgery, it’s always good to adjust your diet as needed.

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Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

While it does take work to maintain proper nutrition, there are great health benefits to gain. Bariatric surgery not only helps with losing weight but it has also been shown to help patients who suffer from health issues such as:

Learn More About the Bariatric Surgery Diet

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