Now that you understand why it is important to take care of your health and your eating habits, it is time to talk about the person who will help you have the correct practices. The role of the nutritionist is that of a special companion during the post-operative period.
Before the surgery is done, it is good that you have a consultation with your nutritionist so that they begin the preparation phase. There in that session, you will know the feeding parameters for the first days after the surgery. The diet after bariatric surgery is progressive and changes as the days go by.
At first, it is completely liquid until you reach a normal diet. It is the job of the nutritionist to inform the patient about the changes that come in the postoperative period. The role of the nutritionist is absolutely important in the postoperative period because adequate nutritional information depends on an adequate adaptation to the surgery, the results are optimal when the nutritionist has the opportunity to talk with the patient and explain the reason for the changes and the moment of these.
A patient who is taken to surgery and only has some written instructions and does not have contact with the nutritionist again, usually will have a more difficult postoperative period because he will try to introduce changes that are likely to be made at times that are not appropriate. . The role of the nutritionist is very important in the period of weight loss and adaptation to the diet.
In the long term, there is also an important role for the visits that should be made with some periodicity to the nutritionist, this in order that once the patient has adapted to a normal diet we can review and evaluate that she has not developed some habits that
The recommendation then is that all patients who are going to undergo bariatric surgery have a consultation before the surgery with the nutritionist who must be a person with experience and knowledge of bariatric surgery specifically.
The follow-up in the postoperative period is absolutely important and we recommend that in the long term, with some periodicity, patients make an appointment with the nutritionist so that they can review their eating habits so that the weight loss results are maintained in the very long term.
Most common recommendations
During the postoperative period, the patient must follow a diet in order to modify their eating habits to achieve weight loss. Some recommendations for this stage can be:
Although the person in charge of determining what you can and cannot eat should be a nutritionist, a wide variety of protein-rich foods (lean meat, eggs, low-fat dairy, fruits or vegetables) is normally accepted, since they produce prolonged effect satiety.
The most important thing is to eat small portions to avoid discomfort and, in addition, avoid the consumption of uncooked vegetables, hard or fibrous foods, and nuts, that is, foods that can harm the new condition of the stomach and intestine.
Gastric sleeve surgery can be as simple as possible but it is necessary that you always remember to be in contact with a nutritionist who will support you in this new stage of your life. It is the only way in which you do not compromise your health and manage to maintain the results you want.
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