6 tips to maintain weight loss after surgery

Weight loss surgery is a valuable tool that can significantly improve your health and well-being alongside lifestyle modifications. Ricia Taylor, a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified care and diabetes educator from Bariatric Innovations of Atlanta and Northside's Surgery & Weight Management Program, shares valuable insights into crafting an effective meal plan post-weight loss surgery. 

Prioritize protein. Protein plays a critical role in the post-surgery diet. Sources such as chicken, beef, fish, eggs, Greek yogurt and milk should be the primary component of a meal. Ricia advises consuming protein-rich foods first to optimize nutrient intake within the limited stomach capacity post-surgery. 

Avoid high-calorie beverages. Ricia cautions against consuming beverages such as soda, juice and sugary coffee drinks, which can occupy valuable stomach space needed for nutrient-dense foods. Opting for low-calorie alternatives helps maintain optimal nutrition post-surgery. 

By adhering to these practical tips and others, and adopting a mindful approach to nutrition, you can enhance your overall quality of life and achieve sustainable weight loss. 

Find more weight management solutions from the Northside Hospital Surgery & Weight Management Program. 


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