After surgery coping with the dramatic changes in eating can be challenging without the right guidance. Also, most surgeons agree that surgery is just a tool. This means surgery alone doesn’t guarantee good long-term weight loss. That requires a commitment to healthy living. Dietitians specialising in weight loss surgery are the most knowledgeable health professionals to assist with these two areas.
The EatRight 90 day Transition Program is a comprehensive package of nutrition information supported by delicious recipes. It has been developed to teach you how to adapt your eating for your new smaller stomach.
The Live Right Daily Health Program is all about living a new way for a new life. It will help you embrace new habits that support a healthier you.
No, it’s not too late to join. Everyone deserves high quality nutrition care after surgery so it’s never too late to join. Simply contact us with your surgery date and we’ll match you to the program that best suits your needs.
It is a good idea to start with the EatRight 90 day transition even if you are a few months after surgery. This is because the program contains essential nutrition information and by starting at the beginning you’ll be guaranteed that you don’t miss out on any important information. Besides it’s always helpful to refresh your memory. As life gets back to normal it can be easy to slip with aspects of your self-care.
This program contains our protein calculator so you can know your daily protein target and then you’ll be guided in the development of an enjoyable eating plan with access to delicious recipes.
You’ll also learn how to choose the best multivitamin for your individual needs to avoid preventable vitamin and mineral deficiencies?
Your blood test is probably in the normal range due to you taking a multivitamin. Over time your levels will change. Many levels will decrease without an appropriate multivitamin. It’s best to monitor regularly to see how your body is absorbing what it needs after surgery. It is important that you understand what you need to test regularly, where your levels are and how you can best keep them normal. Most people need multivitamins for life after surgery to prevent common nutritional deficiencies. This is important as some deficiencies can cause irreversible damage. Our programs provide the knowledge you need to prevent and treat nutritional deficiencies.
No, it’s not normal to vomit. In the weeks after surgery your oesophagus will feel as narrow as a straw. This means it is impossible to eat normal food and if you choose the wrong options you will probably experience discomfort, pain and then vomit. Without the guidance of a specialist dietitian you are more likely to experience vomiting. This is why we have developed the EatRight 90 day transition. The program teaches you how to adapt your eating to care for your new smaller stomach and avoid vomiting.
On average it is estimated that around half of women (~50%) who have a Sleeve Gastrectomy will notice extra hair falling out about 6 months after their surgery. For men reports are lower at around 10%. This can be distressing so it is important to be up-to-date with the latest evidence. In 2019, the research into this area is limited however there have been some studies that identify the importance of maintaining good levels of specific vitamins and minerals before and after surgery. More information about the latest evidence is included in the EatRight 90 day program. Being a part of the community that subscribes to Live Right Daily Health Program will also ensure you will be informed about new and important research findings.
Read more about Alopecia in our glossary
Eating out in the early days after surgery can be very daunting, especially if you haven’t felt confident enough to share your courageous decision to have surgery with others. In this situation you may feel self-conscious about the change to your eating or feel scared that there won’t be anything safe for you to eat. The EatRight 90 day transition will prepare you for a range of social situations to help you develop your confidence and enjoyment of eating.
Enlighten Nutrition provides an online forum for you to ask qualified dietitians questions and hear from an online community about their experiences. Enlighten Nutrition is nutrition guidance tailored to your needs. As experienced clinicians we understand that we have a duty of care to support our patients and this means providing assistance to access clinically appropriate healthcare. If your question is outside of our expertise we will help you find someone who is qualified to help. A subscription to either of our programs means you can contact us directly via email.
The EatRight 90 day transition has been developed to make it easier for you to stay on-track 100%. That’s why we have a chef (who is a dietitian) on our team creating delicious post-op recipes. Striving for 100% will help you feel physically (and mentally) better. The gradual re-introduction of food will help you avoid unnecessary gastrointestinal upset while your stomach is healing. Staying on track will also boost confidence in your ability to do something different for a new way of living. Subscribe to our programs to gain the support and guidance you need.
A subscription to the Enlighten Nutrition programs is an affordable way to compliment your current care. It can be handy if you miss an appointment or you find it hard to remember everything you have learnt. Simply log-in and check that you understand what to do next. Our programs are a convenient way to stay motivated and check you are staying on track all within the comfort of your own home. More support is always better than less! So you can decide whether you’d like to use Enlighten Nutrition services to compliment or fully replace your current dietitian.
The total cost of the program is very similar to the price you would pay to attend 4-6 dietitian clinic visits. But you also get access to the Enlighten Nutrition protein calculator, chef developed recipes, eating plans, a closed Facebook group moderated by dietitians for expert advice and email reminders about important aspects of self-care.