Weight loss surgery is an effective treatment for obesity that leads to long-term results. What you eat before and after your surgery may improve your overall outcomes. Garth Davis M.D. in Houston, Texas, specializes in weight loss surgery and obesity medicine and provides comprehensive nutrition plans to help you succeed. Schedule a consultation by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.
Nutrition plans are one of the many services Dr. Davis offers to help his patients reach their weight goals. He provides nutrition plans for medical weight loss and surgical weight loss.
Though Dr. Davis individualizes your nutrition plan based on your health needs, medical history, and weight goals, he encourages a plant-based diet.
A vegan himself, Dr. Davis recommends a plant-based diet because of the many health benefits. This does not mean you need to be vegan, but he will review with you the importance of increasing fiber in your diet and will help you make the changes.
Eating a plant-based diet may help those struggling with:
Dr. Davis has helped many people lose weight and improve their health while following a plant-based diet without surgery. He has a skilled team of dietitians and behavioral specialists to help you achieve your goals.
Pre-surgery nutrition plans include the types of food Dr. Davis wants you to eat prior to your weight loss surgery. These nutrition plans help you transition to your new lifestyle after weight loss surgery.
Though weight loss may be an important part of your pre-surgery nutrition plan, what you eat before your surgery also improves your nutritional health. Despite what many people believe, people with obesity often struggle with malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies.
With Dr. Davis’s nutrition plans, the goal is to improve your nutritional health to improve your post-surgical healing and outcomes.
Your nutrition plans following your weight loss surgery are highly structured and occur in phases. Dr. Davis talks to you about your post-surgery nutrition plans prior to your procedure so you know what to expect. Nutrition plans include:
The first day of your surgery, you drink only small sips of sugar-free clear liquids. From day 2-14, you transition to a full liquid diet, which may include water and a protein supplement drink.
You may only be able to tolerate 1-2 tablespoons of liquid at a time during the first couple of weeks following your weight loss surgery.
About two weeks after your weight loss surgery, Dr. Davis provides you with a pureed diet nutrition plan. The plan includes regular food, but in a pureed consistency like applesauce or mashed sweet potatoes.
About one month after surgery, Dr. Davis transitions you to a soft diet. You eat small amounts of food with a soft consistency.
You transition to your regular weight loss surgery diet about two months after your procedure. Dr. Davis provides a detailed nutrition plan that maximizes your nutrient intake while you lose weight.
Your post-surgery nutrition plans also include nutritional supplements and daily fluid recommendations.
Dr. Davis wants to help you reach your health goals through nutrition. Call his office, Garth Davis M.D., or schedule an appointment online today.