Nutritional Counseling Is Key to Sustainable Results
Healthy, lasting weight loss is not about dieting. It requires adopting a new way of living, which includes eating more balanced meals focused on your unique nutritional needs. Nutritional counseling can help you achieve this, whether you are losing weight on your own or considering bariatric surgery for extreme weight loss. At Bariatric Care Centers, nutritional counseling is part of our process, because we want to ensure that each patient has a successful surgical experience that leads to significant weight loss for better health and a higher quality of life.
What Is Nutritional Counseling?
Nutritional counseling is a process that takes a personalized approach to defining your ideal dietary habits. Your counselor will sit down with you to assess your nutritional needs based on your personal health history, and he or she will also talk to you about your personal tastes when it comes to various foods. This will allow the counselor to design a program that you can stick to and that helps to propel your weight loss. Your dietary plan will also help you maintain your weight once you reach your goal. Nutritional counseling is ongoing, so you can adapt and change your dietary plan as your needs and preferences change through time.
Who Can Benefit From Nutritional Counseling?
Anyone looking to lose weight can benefit from nutritional counseling—even if bariatric surgery is not being considered as a treatment option. Nutritional counseling offers the benefit of a personalized look at your health and dietary needs, as well as patient education on the facts about nutrition. This is essential because there is so much misinformation about dieting and nutrition out there that makes it difficult to know what’s healthy and what’s not. Though you can talk to your primary physician about your dietary needs, he or she will not have the time during the average visit to give you the in-depth, detailed education that a nutritional counselor can. In addition, it’s easy to schedule regular nutritional counseling visits so you can get the ongoing support you need for success.
Why Is Nutritional Counseling Helpful for Bariatric Surgery Patients?
Bariatric surgery patients, in particular, can benefit from nutritional counseling. Bariatric surgery requires you to significantly limit how much you eat each day while still ensuring your nutritional needs are met. Your nutritional counselor can guide you towards the most nutritionally-dense low-calorie foods, which can help you successfully shed pounds following sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, or lap band revision surgery.
At Bariatric Care Centers, you can expect more than surgical services. We provide the resources and support our patients need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a nutritional counseling session or bariatric surgery seminar in Houston—you can reach us at 713-339-1353.
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