Slowly Changing Your Diet for the Better
Weight loss surgery is known commonly as bariatric surgery and involves surgical procedures done to the stomach and intestines to help the patient lose weight in a safe and slow manner. WBI offers three surgical procedures: Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Adjustable Gastric Banding.
After your surgery, your entire life will have to change, there’s no avoiding it. Having the surgery performed will not only change who you are as a person, but it will change your entire outlook on life, and how you live it, starting with how you eat. It may seem hard at first, impossible even, but we promise you, it’s not!
Depending on the type of weight loss surgery you undergo, your personal physician will help you design a plan that it is perfectly unique to you and your system. We will be an active participant in your recovery and a helping hand for healthy dieting tips, exercise plans and portion management.
Listed below are a few fruits and veggies that are going to be your go-to over the next few weeks that will eventually turn into your favorite foods.
- Leafy Greens. These are the best! Chalked full of GOOD fat (monounsaturated), avocados, kale and spinach will stave off hunger and absorb disease-fighting antioxidants.
- Chicken. Chicken is great and known for helping weight loss. Loaded with protein, chicken breasts take a bit longer to digest and will be able to keep you fuller, longer. (Pro-tip: if you like spice, thrown in a little cayenne pepper. It’ll help you burn more calories and make you feel less hungry.)
- Oatmeal. Yes, oatmeal. So, so, good for you! The more fiber you get in your system, the better. Your body does not break down fiber, so not only does this slow down digestion, but it takes up space in your stomach, making you feel satisfied.
- Eggs. You knew this would be on the list, right? Of course! Because protein is so important in a healthy lifestyle and aiding in weight loss, starting your day with some eggs is the perfect way to make it to a light lunch.
- Soups. Broth-based veggie soups for lunch or dinner are really easy ways to feel full. Beans are great add-in to your broth as well as a great source of protein and fiber. Added bonus? Consuming about 3 cups of beans per week has been known to boost weight loss.
These five major food choices are just to get you started, we have tons of meal plans and preparations available in our store, as well as customized meal plans that are offered before and after speaking with our talented physicians.
So, what’s your inspiration? Write down all the reasons you want to change, save photographs of your goals, and keep yourself present, you got this! If you have any questions or concerns regarding your surgery, behavior modification plan or diet, do not hesitate to call Western Bariatric Institute.
We offer a free bariatric surgery seminar presented by John Ganser MD, FACS. Please register to learn more about:
- Western Surgical's Bariatric Surgery Division - Western Bariactric Institute
- The Obesity Epidemic
- Weight Loss Surgery Options