Throughout the surgical weight loss process youâ€™ve developed some great eating habits. Whether you have the LapBand, Realize Band, Vertical gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or the Duodenal switch, youâ€™ve worked so hard to maintain them but whether you are months or years post-surgery, itâ€™s important to stick to those healthy habits. You might find yourself slightly altering your food choices whether itâ€™s snacking throughout the day versus having meals, or picking through the candy jar at work. Donâ€™t let those healthy eating habits disappear… get back to your roots! Aim for 3 meals a day. Make protein the foundation of your diet. Keep those sweets to a minimum and keep a food diary to track your caloric intake. Pick up the activity level and get back to exercising! Take this time to evaluate your diet and see where improvements can be made.
Amy Ingols, RD