Diet for Pre-OP Weight Loss

What do we do for weight loss? What menu plans can we suggest? This is what we recommend to all of our patients – it is simple, and easy -and you can do it.  We also recommend this diet for our patients whose bands are unfilled for a time so that they can keep the positive weight loss moving toward loss instead of regain.

Then there are the patients who have not changed their eating habits and need to – here is a plan for you.

Every Day for Lunch -
In addition to whatever else you eat you must have two whole fruits.

Whole Fruits are the Basis for lunch

Whole Fruits are the Basis for lunch

They must be whole- and not a fruit cup. Two apples, an apple and an orange, a grapefruit and an apple. So, no matter what else they eat – they must have these two fruits.

Every Mid Day – before dinner by two hours they Must have one whole fruit. That is simple, it is the middle of the day and they must have something. A banana is a great option.

Sometimes mid day we recommend 1 ounce of almonds (which is about 23 almonds) – no more. But that crunch and the bit of protein and fat help.
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5 Habits of Successful Weight Loss Surgery Patients

easy to make dehydrated snacksJust because you had weight loss surgery does not mean you will be successful. But here are five habits of successful weight loss surgery patients. There is a twist at the end.

(1) They know where their calories are coming from.
“I measure everything I eat” – said Sally who had not lost her first year after weight loss then took it seriously, and started to cook at home and measure her food. There is no mystery of what they eat, how much they eat. If they gained a pound, they can tell you what was in their diet that caused it. They accept responsibility for what they eat.

(2) They cook most of their meals at home
“I make dinner every night, usually some fish, then I use the leftovers for lunch the next day. On Sunday I make a batch of chili for some other lunches or dinners.” – Stephanie who went from a size 22 to a size 6.

Cooking provides them control over what they eat and how much. They can portion better. They can make up some foods ahead of time (like a chili) and portion it out for a few meals later that week. Some will make a dinner that provides them with lunch the next day.
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