Our Programs

This is Australia’s leading on-line nutrition program for everyone who is about to have weight loss surgery. Our programs can be used on their own or to compliment the care of your own specialist dietitian. Subscribe once you know your surgery date. Then we’ll teach you how to prepare and care for a new smaller stomach.

At Enlighten Nutrition we are dedicated to making eating both nutritious and delicious. Our own chef (she’s a dietitian too) has developed recipes for each stage of our program. Her focus on flavour will enhance your enjoyment of eating during your 90 day transition.

Everyone who has weight loss surgery deserves high-quality nutrition guidance (that’s also dedicated to delicious)! Expert advice can prevent common nutritional issues. This support is required even if you surgeon hasn’t referred you to a specialist dietitian.

Cathy Harbury & Nicole West have co-founded Enlighten Nutrition to develop the EatRight 90 day Transition and LiveRight Daily Health Program. Now everyone can access their specialist expertise. Both have been supporting surgical patients in Newcastle since 2007.

The EatRight 90 day Transition Program is a comprehensive package of nutrition information supported by delicious recipes. It is a convenient and tasty way to learn the when, what, how and why of eating with a smaller stomach.

Once subscribed you can also contact us via email to ask any questions not answered in our program (a more personal approach than Dr Google!).

15 to 30 days before surgery (usually*)

A Very Low Energy Diet

*Those starting at a weight above 150 kg may need longer to prepare for surgery. It’s best to check with your own surgeon.

HOW?
Medically formulated nutritional supplements matched with delicious meals (low energy of course) that guarantee weight loss, meet your RDI’s (link to glossary) for vitamins, minerals and fibre.

WHY?
To reduce the size and weight of the liver for a safer operation.

To prepare for post-operative healing using a nutritious meal plan focused on flavour.

Days 1 – 14 after surgery

Drinking to recover & nourish

HOW?
Specific instructions on how much and what type of fluids to drink to maintain hydration, promote healing and recover well from surgery.

WHY?
Your oesophagus will feel as narrow as a straw so eating will be impossible until swelling settles.

15 to 30 days before surgery (usually*)

A Very Low Energy Diet

*Those starting at a weight above 150 kg may need longer to prepare for surgery. It’s best to check with your own surgeon.

HOW?

Medically formulated nutritional supplements matched with delicious meals (low energy of course) that guarantee weight loss, meet your RDI’s (link to glossary) for vitamins, minerals and fibre.

WHY?

To reduce the size and weight of the liver for a safer operation.

To prepare for post-operative healing using a nutritious meal plan focused on flavour.

Days 1 – 14 after surgery

Drinking to recover & nourish

HOW?

Specific instructions on how much and what type of fluids to drink to maintain hydration, promote healing and recover well from surgery.

WHY?

Your oesophagus will feel as narrow as a straw so eating will be impossible until swelling settles.

Days 15 – 30 after surgery

Mixing nourishing moist & mushy foods

HOW?

Calculate your personal protein goal using our protein calculator. Then be guided on how to develop an appropriate and enjoyable eating plan that caters for your tastes, lifestyle and nutritional needs.

WHY?

Eating remains difficult. High quality nutrition guidance with specially designed recipes will mean you will make every mouthful count towards a full recovery.

Days 30 – 90 after surgery

Getting back some lumps, bumps & crunch

Preventing common vitamin & mineral deficiencies

Re-invent your eating habits to get on track for a healthier you

HOW?

Learn when you are ready to introduce a greater variety of foods.

Discover how to eat with enjoyment and confidence without compromising your health goals.

Learn about your personal vitamin and mineral needs to identify the best multivitamin for you.

Troubleshooting tips to identify complications early and advice on what to do.

Changing your life takes time and effort. It is best achieved with support. Be guided on the important steps to path the way for a new way of living.

WHY?

Everybody’s ability to eat after surgery is different. It can be tricky to know what to eat and what to avoid. Unfortunately getting it wrong can cause pain, discomfort and regurgitation (link to glossary).

Specialist nutrition advice is essential in these early days to obtain all the vitamins and minerals you need for essential body functions. Requirements are very individual.

New challenges are experienced as life returns to normal. It’s common to experience fears around eating. For example worries about changing meal size, increasing hunger, old habits returning, and cravings. Health professional support can assist with strategies, motivation and accountability to stay on track to reach your goals.

After 90 days continue to support your journey with the
LIVE RIGHT DAILY HEALTH PROGRAM

Join our weight loss surgery community who are dedicated to maintaining good nutrition habits to achieve their best possible health.
Together the EATRIGHT 90 DAY TRANSITION and LIVE RIGHT DAILY HEALTH PROGRAM provides high quality nutrition information and support to cover everything you need to know to transition to a healthier way of living.
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