Weight loss procedures are only the first phase of your transformation. They deliver results, so long as you remain committed to maintaining strict health and nutrition standards. Post-procedure, you must follow a clean eating plan, exercise regularly and attend regular follow-up appointments with your Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center nutrition team to ensure long-standing success.
You may need help with your new lifestyle, but that’s ok. All that matters is that you stick with it because it is the only way to prevent weight regain. In addition, staying healthy and active is your best chance of avoiding the return of medical problems.
Calories that Count and Counting Calories
You will need to eat certain types and quantities of food to lose weight safely and keep it off. At first, following your post-op dietary guidelines will allow your stomach a chance to heal and prevent side effects or complications from the treatment.
Subsequently, you will get used to the kinds of food you should eat and how much constitutes a serving. You will feel great in body and mind as you hold fast, developing better eating habits that do not involve consuming empty calories. Instead, choose nutrient-dense calories that benefit your well-being and give you energy, so you enjoy exercising.
Empty Versus Nutrient-Dense Calories
The top twelve types of food you should avoid because they do not offer enough nutritional value or are hard on the digestive system include:
- Junk food (candy, chips, pretzels, etc.)
- Fast food (French fries, hamburgers, etc.)
- Dry foods (granola, dry cereal, etc.)
- Processed carbohydrates (rice, bread, pasta, pastries, etc.)
- Fatty foods (bacon, sausage, cream, butter, etc.)
- Tough and processed meats (steak, pork chops, hotdogs, ham, etc.)
- Overly fibrous fruits and vegetables (corn, celery, etc.)
- Spicy or heavily seasoned foods
- Microwave dinners
- Highly caffeinated or sweetened beverages (energy drinks, soda, certain fruit juices, etc.)
- Carbonated beverages
While this diet may seem daunting at first, you will soon get used to omitting these unhealthy food choices and learn to enjoy the healthy ones. Most likely, you will begin to feel so great that you will not care about the transition at all.
Monitor Your Progress
Is all this information overwhelming? Don’t worry! The Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center provides one to two years of free nutritional counseling to guide your food choices and help you stay on track after your treatment.
We recommend keeping a food journal to track your new diet, food intake, tolerances and intolerances. Then, you can share your progress and findings with your expert nutritional counselor and lifestyle coach at each follow-up session. In return, they can help you make improvements to ensure that you maximize your endoscopic weight loss procedure results.
Start Your Weight Loss Journey Today
We are with you from the beginning of your procedure to the end, and even long after, to make sure you succeed. So, contact us to start your weight loss journey today.