Nutritional Counseling for Success
Post-surgical counseling and support
Bariatric surgery can only lead to successful outcomes if a patient follows the recommended nutritional and exercise guidelines.
At Ellis Medicine’s Bariatric Care Center, a registered dietitian works with each patient to develop an individualized diet and exercise program that addresses his/her personal health goals.
While everyone is different, there are some general guidelines that are suggested.
Healthy Eating Tips
- Eat a variety of healthy foods
- Focus on protein
- Take the recommended supplements
- Drink plenty of water
- Follow the eating sequence recommended by your registered dietitian
Start small and go slow! When beginning an exercise program, its important not to overdo it. A moderate amount of activity can go a long way in burning calories and building muscle tone.
Walking is generally considered a safe and effective form of exercise. However, it will be important to follow your physician's recommendations, as each individual will have different challenges and risks.
For more information about Weight Loss care at Ellis Medicine, please call 518.243.1313.