Nutrition Program at Mexico Bariatric Center

Mexico Bariatric Center® offers its nutritional support program as a standard in its all-inclusive package at no extra cost. While other competitors have no nutrition program or they charge extra for it, MBC includes this vital component for patients’ long-term success.

The key factors of any successful weight loss procedure are the dietary, behavior and lifestyle changes.

Mexico Bariatric Center’s Nutrition Program is tailored around our patients traveling to Mexico to undergo weight loss surgery. Our complete nutrition care provides MBC patients with direct access to dietary requirements, meal planning, individualized programs, as well as health and wellness coaching from our certified nutritionist, Kristina.  We are very passionate about helping others overcome obesity and seek a healthier life.

→ You can download/print the full PDF Nutrition Guide here

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico
Andi Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Before and After

Meet Our Certified Nutritionist, Kristina

Nutrition care is an amazing tool when undergoing weight loss surgery with Mexico Bariatric Center. Not only do we enjoy getting to know our patients and forming a relationship, but we also want you to feel comfortable throughout the entire process.

It is extremely important to us to share our knowledge of bariatric nutrition with our patients through the pre-op diet, post-op recovery period, and long after surgery to assure they have continuous support and are successful in keeping the weight off.

We have developed our own line of bariatric vitamins that matches and exceeds ASMBS guidelines. They come in soft-chew, chewable, and drinkable forms to fit your needs. Our aftercare program also includes live nutrition webinars with Kristina where both non-patients and patients can come to ask questions and get more information.

Pre-Op Diet Preparation

Post-Op Diet Guidance

Continued Diet Planning

Follow-up Support Program

Meet Sarita, Our Patient Advocate

Sarita has an amazing story of overcoming major obstacles to get where she is today. We are so happy to have her this week and want you to be able to speak with her.

As a Nutrition Coach, she spends countless hours every day mentoring others, living a healthier lifestyle, being active in the community, and spending time with friends and family.

Sarita has truly been through one of the most inspirational transformations with us and continues her journey every day by helping and inspiring others!

Sarita has recently started a weekly bariatric podcast with patient coordinator and fellow past patient, Rena! You can learn more about the patient process and nutrition plan on the Mexico Bariatric Center Podcast: I Left My Stomach in Tijuana!

She would love to share her experience with you or answer any questions you have about the entire process.

Andi Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Before and After
Andi Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Before and After

Dietary & Behavior Changes

Our nutrition program covers pre-op and post-op Bariatric Surgery diets to assist patients in each phase. Bariatric surgery combined with a nutrition program aids in higher weight loss success, in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.

Check out our complete nutrition directory of health and wellness resources.

Here are some dietary and behavior changes you need to practice:

  • Eat Slowly
  • Chew, Chew, Chew
  • Good Posture (during and after each meal)
  • Practice Mindful Eating (avoid multitasking while eating)
  • No Liquids with Meals (at least 1/2 hour before and after each meal)
  • No Carbonation (stretches stomach pouch)
  • No Alcohol (empty calories)
  • Avoid Using Straws (can pull too much air into your pouch)
  • Avoid Caffeinated Beverages (increases urination)
  • Avoid Sweetened Beverages (juice, energy drinks, milkshakes, …)
  • Consume Adequate Fluid (water, enhanced water, … 48-64 oz per day)
  • Eat Protein First (promote the healing process and preserves muscle mass)
  • Cooking Nutritious Meals (no eating out)