To lose weight one needs to makes a lot of change in a one’s lifestyle. Whether you are trying to lose weight in a gym or you are into a diet or planning for a weight reduction surgery, you need to undergo huge changes. What you eat and how much you eat in your everyday life matters the most while trying to lose weight. If you are a morbidly obese person and you are thinking of undergoing weight reduction surgery, then you will need to manage your daily intake of food both before and after the surgery. This is where a bariatric dietitian comes in.
A bariatric dietitian helps a patient who wants to have obesity surgery get ready for the surgery by modifying their current lifestyle. It might take up to six months to properly prepare an obese patient whether by counselling or by giving directions on what to eat and what not to eat. This preparation helps a patient adjust easily to the new lifestyle after the surgery.
A bariatric dietitian’s job is to give you a lot of information other than what healthy foods you need to eat. Apart from helping you make changes in your lifestyle before the obesity surgery, he or she can also help you understand the importance of macronutrients which are healthy fats, carbs, and proteins. He or she will also check your counter-intuitive eating behaviours if any which may cause delay or derail your success.
Other than that, a bariatric dietitian will also counsel you after the surgery by addressing some issues that you are most likely to face. These issues can be foods intolerance, challenges you might face while implementing healthy eating habits, adequacy of the diet you need to follow and ensuring that you adhere to the vitamin and mineral supplementation. They will also provide you with answers to all your queries you might have and clear all your doubts and concerns. For someone who has already undergone weight reduction surgery will definitely have all these struggles and challenges. If you stick with your dietitian after the surgery, it will help you reach your desired goal of weight loss.
So, if your doctor has recommended you for weight reduction surgery, you need to make sure that there is a bariatric dietitian to help you both before and after the surgery. After all, they can help you stay motivated and focused on your new healthy lifestyle. But the most important thing you need to keep in mind is that if you truly want to succeed in losing weight and get the most from your bariatric dietitian, then you need to be honest with yourself.