A New Free Healthy Eating Class To Stay On Track After Weight Loss surgery

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Long Term Eating For Optimal HealthHealthy eating and lifestyle modification are vital to achieve good weight loss after gastric sleeve or bypass. We are creatures of habits and after the excitement of seeing the weight drop after surgery, we often revert back to our old ways of eating. In addition, some patients develop poor eating patterns that can sabotage their success in losing weight or result in weight regain.

To help you get back on track and to avoid common eating mistakes after weight loss surgery our expert bariatric dietitian, Angela runs new classes for patients who are 6 months and beyond after surgery. We highly recommend attending these classes.

Click here to learn more and reserve your spot.

Welcome Angela Askew, our in-house Dietitian

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Angela Askew DietitianAngela is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) specialising in bariatric surgery for the previous 4 years. As an active APD Angela practices according to the best practice guidelines for nutritional support of bariatric patients and is confident in providing comprehensive dietary support for patients both pre and post-operatively including texture modified diets and managing nutritional supplementation,while ensuring optimal nutritional status and maximizing weight loss outcomes.
Angela promotes sustainable, positive health change with the knowledge that as everyone is an individual (with a unique health profile, individual food likes and dislikes, and a family/work life), there cannot possibly be a ‘one diet fits all’ approach.
Angela is available for pre and post-surgery consultations at our clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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BN Multi: The new chewable multivitamin tablets

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BN MuliThe BN Multi is a chewable mutivitamin designed for patients following sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass. It has a nice slight tangy orange flavour making it easy to take.

We recently received a new shipment from the supplier. Now we give our new bariatric patients one bottle (60 tablets) at the time of booking of surgery. If you like the taste you can buy more from the supplier. Our patients can also buy directly from our clinic at the wholesale price. 



Free Portion Perfection Plate for our sleeve and bypass patients

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portion perfection plate sleeve gastrectomyThe Portion Perfection Plate for Bariatrics is a dinner plate with ideal portion size for portion control and nutrition balance guides printed on it. Because seeing is understanding, the plate is a great visual aid that will guide you as you progress to normal food after your weight loss surgery. It will help you develop healthy long term eating habits by having meals that are balanced in nutrients and controlled in calories. We give the plate (together with a bowl) for free to all our new sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass patients at the time of booking of surgery. Our previous sleeve and bypass patients are also encouraged to collect their free plate from our clinic.

A great new book to help you on your weight loss journey

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Your Complete Guide To Nutrition For Weightloss SurgeryYour Complete Guide to Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery is a great new book full of great tips and more than 100 nutritious and tasty recipes for the different dietary stages before and after weight loss surgery. It is written by Sally Johnston, an Australian dietitian, for Australian patients. The book is an excellent aid to patients in addition to the expert advice by our two dietitians Angela and Michael. In fact we were so impressed by this book and find it useful that we give it for free to all our new weight loss surgery patients.

Dr Ali Zarrouk
June 29 2015

Use Your Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Momentum to Change Your Life

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Use Your Sleeve Gastrectomy Success To Change Your Life

Sleeve Gastrectomy can rapidly change your life. Most patients see a 60% reduction in excess body weight within six months 1* (* Results may vary from person to person). Weight-related conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and sleep apnoea significantly improve or disappear altogether. Everyday you'll feel lighter, be able to do more than you could before, and stay active for longer periods of time.

After six months that rapid weight loss slows as your body adjusts to your new caloric intake. By nine months it's almost stopped. That's why it's so important to act quickly and take advantage of the positive energy and momentum now.

What You Can Do to Maintain that Weight Loss Momentum?

Habits That Can Sabotage The Success Of Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Habits That Sabotage Success of Sleeve Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy has become one of the most popular weight loss operations in recent years. You will be able to eat a normal diet and feel satisfied after a quarter of what you used to eat. The operation also reduce your hunger by removing the Ghrelin hormone.
Like all weight loss operation, the sleeve gastrectomy should be a viewed a tool that you need to use properly in order to maintain your weight loss long term. Adapting a new healthy lifestyle will ensure your long term success.
There are certain habits that you must avoid in order to achieve long term success.

1. Grazing

Constant grazing or snaking between meals is the worst thing you can do after sleeve gastrectomy. Eating chips or crackers slowly one after the other will defeat the tightest sleeve gastrectomy that I can perform. It leads to unnecessary calorie pileup and can impede weight loss. If required, choose healthy snacks such as fruits or proteins.

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