Nutrition

Good nutrition is a key component to successful weight loss following bariatric surgery. Eating the correct foods, in the correct amounts will not only help a patient lose weight, it will also contribute to overall good health and well-being. The Lutheran Bariatric Center's registered dietitians are part of the team that cares for you every step of the way.

Protein is the only macronutrient that the body cannot manufacture and produce from "scratch." Therefore, protein must be obtained from an outside source. To be more specific, the nine essential amino acids that are the building blocks to protein need to be obtained from food.

With only a small amount of space in the new stomach, patients are advised to put in only what is most nutritious and will contribute to overall good health and well-being. Patients will work with a registered dietitian who calculates and provides each patient with a personalized protein goal.

It is important to remember that muscle equals metabolism. A substantial loss of muscle results in a significant decrease in metabolism, and subsequently, may prevent a patient from reaching his or her ideal weight.

Our nutrition classes will dramatically improve your ability to achieve overall success. We provide a tremendous amount of information regarding what and how you are supposed to eat before surgery and for the rest of your life. Our registered dietitians will be your conscience while you adjust to your new life. The nutrition classes also allow patients to share with each other and gather advice from the dietitians.

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LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK
BLUFFTON REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER | DUKES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL | DUPONT HOSPITAL* | KOSCIUSKO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL*
LUTHERAN HEALTH PHYSICIANS | LUTHERAN HOSPITAL* | MEDSTAT | THE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL* | REDIMED | REHABILITATION HOSPITAL*
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL*

*A physician owned hospital.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
*ER wait times are door to clinical professional and can change quickly depending on the urgency of patients that arrive by ambulance. Lutheran Health Network provides care to patients with life-threatening illnesses first.
Patients are seen in order of severity, therefore, your spot may not be guaranteed. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Lutheran Hospital is owned in part by physicians.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.