Posted - June 2, 2022

What Do I Eat? How Do I Eat? We Answer Your Questions

The topic we get the most questions about? Eating. Our expert dietitian gives advice and tips for long-term success after bariatric surgery.

eating after surgeryWhat Do I Eat? How Do I Eat? We Answer Your Questions

Bariatric surgery is a big decision. One that comes with lots of questions and lengthy discussions with your doctor. But do you know what we get more questions about than anything else? Eating.

Which Way is the Right Way?

Take a moment to do some online research about what you should and shouldn’t eat and you’ll quickly find that for every “expert” opinion, there’s an opposing “expert” touting the benefits of their approach to nutrition.

So who can you trust? And is it really that complicated?

A Resource You Can Trust

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) are health professionals who are trained to provide counseling on nutrition and eating habits. An RDN can provide personalized dietary advice taking into consideration your health status, lifestyle and food likes and dislikes.

Most registered dieticians will tell you to eat a balanced diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, choose whole foods whenever possible, eliminate processed foods whenever possible and watch your sugar intake; especially added sugar. Drink more water and spend less time being sedentary.

Not that complicated, right?

But it’s generally not a lack of knowing what to do that gets people into trouble. It’s the commitment to doing it…consistently.

Here is a list of the top three questions our Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas registered dietitians get:

1. What’s the best thing I can eat?

You need to learn to love fruits AND vegetables. Lots of them in all varieties. Because they are low in calories, high in fiber and packed with nutrients, they really are essential for a healthy life.

2. What’s the worst thing I can eat?

Ah, the sweet taste of sugar! Except its effects on nutrition are anything but sweet. Added sugars and their high calories cause weight gain and also increase the risk for heart disease and diabetes. If that’s not enough, it also saps your energy and is horrible for your dental health.

3. Have you heard about the diet/eating plan? What do you think of it?

Should I try Flexitarian? Maybe Paleo or Keto? Intermittent fasting sounds like a winner! If it’s a diet plan, then yes, we’ve heard about it. And while these plans can produce great results for some, everyone has different needs and goals. Our recommendation? A comprehensive consultation with a registered dietitian is the best and safest way to find the eating plan that’s right for you. It will take into account any underlying conditions you may have, while fitting with your lifestyle, goals and even the types of foods you like to eat.

Make Food Your Friend. Let Us Help.

The registered dietitians at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas have the knowledge and the experience to guide individuals of all shapes, sizes, ages and weight loss goals to a life of balanced nutrition and a healthy relationship with food for a lifetime.

Our registered dietitians work with you one-on-one to provide you with the tools and support to achieve a healthier life. Through this highly personalized approach, we help you take steps to incorporate both dietary and lifestyle changes that will result in long-term success.

At Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas, we offer both surgical and non-surgical weight loss. Our patients are unique and diverse and so are the solutions we offer. Whether you’ve struggled with obesity for years or perhaps you just need some additional direction to keep you on track, Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas will work with you to provide individualized nutrition guidance to help you meet your goals.

No Blame. No Shame. Just Compassionate Care That Gets Results.

At Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas, we understand the struggle that obesity creates for so many. That’s why our approach is different – we call it the Dr. A Way. No judgment, no guilt. Just solutions that get you to live the life you deserve. Our treatment plans are as unique as the individuals who come to us for help. And we don’t stop there. Our suite of services provides support for your entire weight loss journey. Schedule your weight loss consultation at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas today.