Whether you are thinking about it or have already had weight loss (bariatric) surgery, your diet and nutrition should be a top priority both before and after. Experts agree that changes to diet and lifestyle are a must if you are going to achieve permanent weight loss.
Dawn from Dietwise has extensive experience in helping people who are considering or who have already had weight loss surgery in both the NHS and private sector. She is proud to offer the empathy and an understanding approach to helping people manage the dietary changes that go with surgery. Common procedure performed in the UK include gastric balloons, gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric by-pass operations. Dawn has experience in all areas and is happy to guide you through some of the dietary steps.
Dietwise also works in partnership with Mr Zahir Toumi, a consultant bariatric surgeon who has extensive experience of a range of bariatric procedures, and who shares a similar respectful empathy for those with weight management issues. Together, Dawn and Zaher offer a comprehensive package of care to people who undertake surgery as an option for losing weight.
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Top 3 myths about weight loss surgery:
Myth Number 1. Surgery is the ‘magic solution’ that allows you to eat what and how much you like.
Not true - It is more likely that you will need to pay extra attention to your nutrition and intake as a result of it.
Myth Number 2. You will lose all of your excess weight
Not true - while some surgical procedures produce impressive short term weight loss results, weight loss surgery performed in the UK is unlikely to produce losses higher than 80% of excess weight. In fact, short term losses are more likely to average 50-60% for most people and procedures.
Myth Number 3. After surgery, you cannot regain your lost weight
Not true - short term (within 2 years) weight loss results from surgery can be very good and may bring excellent health benefits. Unfortunately, studies also show that over 20 years, a gradual regain of up to 80% of the lost weight is likely, for most people.