Diet Plans Specialist

Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas

Weight Loss Specialists & Bariatric Surgeons located in Denton, TX & Flower Mound, TX

An individualized diet plan forms the backbone that supports your weight loss goals. Whether you only need to lose 10 pounds or you’ve committed to bariatric surgery, the team at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas provide all the help and support you need, beginning with a precise diet plan to control calories, then giving you the information you need to create your own healthy plan. Call one of their offices in Denton, Frisco, or Flower Mound, Texas, or schedule an appointment online to get started with a personalized diet plan.

Diet Plans Q & A

 

How does a registered dietitian help you develop a diet plan?

A diet plan ensures you’ll get adequate nutrition while staying within daily calorie goals and losing weight. Diet plans typically include a specific menu, describing what to eat at each meal and snack. They often include lists of allowed foods or those you should avoid. However, they’re always individualized to support your dietary and health needs.

At Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas, you gain the expertise of a registered dietitian. No matter how much weight you need to lose, dietitians work closely with you to:

  • Discern your weight loss goals
  • Determine calorie guidelines
  • Develop a diet plan
  • Define small, comfortable steps for success

They also help you identify what triggers unhealthy eating behaviors and devise a plan to create healthier options.

What type of diet plan is needed for bariatric surgery?

When you choose bariatric surgery, you also commit to following a diet and exercise plan. Surgery makes a significant difference, but the only way you’ll maintain weight loss is by following a diet plan.

In the months before and after surgery, a diet plan and time with a dietitian is essential, so that you can learn about portion control and foods you’ll need to avoid for a few months.

Before surgery:

Losing weight before bariatric surgery serves two important goals. First, you’ll lose fat around your liver and abdomen, which keeps you safer during surgery. And second, it sets the stage for the lifestyle changes needed to lose weight and sustain a healthy weight.

After surgery:

Your digestive tract needs time to heal after surgery, so you’ll stay on a liquid diet for a few days. When your physician at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas determines you’re ready, you’ll eat pureed foods for a few weeks before adding soft foods. Most people begin to eat solid foods about two months after surgery.

What are some important diet plan tips?

Your post-bariatric diet plan is eventually replaced with your personal eating habits and menu planning, but remember that help is always available for your ongoing diet plans. The physicians at Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas offer these tips:

  • Portion size: measure portions rather than eye-balling them
  • Stay hydrated: water hydrates you well, is an essential nutrient, and helps you lose weight
  • Sugar intake: it’s important to avoid sugar after weight loss surgery
  • Focus on nutrients: protein, fats, carbs, vitamins, and minerals must be consumed at certain levels

Ready to create a diet plan that gets real results? Call or click to schedule your consultation with Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas today!