Nutrients Offer Weight Loss HelpPosted: Apr 08 in Weight Loss Blog by Staff
After getting bariatric surgery, a highly nutritious diet is your first line of weight loss help.
When it comes to health, wellness, diet and weight loss, there is one underlying truth that must be reiterated. If your diet is lacking nutrition, you aren’t going to get any healthier. Many people fail get adequate nutrients even in the oversized portions of the traditional American diet, and while this might sound counterintuitive, it is actually possible to overeat while remaining malnourished. It all depends on what you are eating, and after getting weight loss surgery you will need to make sure that your much smaller diet is packing the biggest nutritional bang possible.
Whether you’ve gotten gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or a gastric band in Ft. Myers or Naples, a highly nutritious diet is your best form of weight loss help. Without the post-bariatric diet plan you will have a great deal of trouble improving your health. Meals in the post-surgery diet plan will be smaller than the meals you ate before, but in those small portions you will pack a world of nutrients that most people overlook as they eat what is convenient, tasty and cheap day in and day out.
Nutritional Deficiency and Your Health
Following weight loss surgery Dr. Bass will provide you with detailed instructions about what to eat. Your post-bariatric diet is specific for a reason. By breaking down what is good and what is bad you can reform existing eating habits and develop an overall healthier lifestyle.
Nutritional deficiencies can happen to anyone—before or after weight loss surgery. Wherever you are in your weight loss journey it is best that you stay educated about potential nutritional deficiencies and learn how to detect their warning signs.
The most common symptoms of nutritional deficiencies include:
- Physical weakness
- Skin rash
- Weakened immune system
- Brittle bones
If you begin experiencing any of the above symptoms it is essential that you discuss the problem with your weight loss surgeon. These symptoms could indicate a shortage of essential nutrients like Vitamins C, D or B vitamins, iron, magnesium or zinc. Healthy eating habits, like eating protein at the start of every meal and eating a diet heavy in nutrient-rich produce can help to prevent nutritional deficiencies from developing.
Taking a multivitamin can help to regulate your nutrient levels as you are losing weight, especially as you follow a restricted diet after weight loss surgery. However, you should never begin taking a multivitamin without first discussing it with your surgeon.
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