If you are considering bariatric surgery, or have already had a procedure performed, you have spent most of your life on diets trying to lose weight and once the weight is off struggle to keep it off. Keeping the weight off is the most difficult part of the equation. It is no different after bariatric surgery. The surgery is a tool to help you get the weight off and improve your health status but statistics on long term success are poor if you are not committed to lifestyle change. Nutrition and exercise behaviors should be set in place before surgery and need to be maintained for the long term.
As registered dietitians we can assist you in a variety of ways to help you stay motivated and committed to a healthy lifestyle. We can help you cope with dietary complications that may occur after your procedure, learn to develop a healthy relationship with food and build self-esteem. We will help you become aware of barriers that stand in your way to success and together we will find ways to break barriers down.
If you feel you need more one-on-one attention to become consistent with your new nutrition and exercise behaviors Mary Jane can work with you one-on-one by training you and going over your diet records. If you feel more confident but not sure which exercises are best for you she can create an exercise program for you, train you once or twice to assure good form, and then revamp the program quarterly so that you can progress in intensity and stay interested in being physically active. We can set up a check in system by phone or email to help you stay on track with your exercise and nutrition goals. The goal is to provide you with the services you need to stay successful and live a long, healthy life.