MyWeight Nutrition & Wellness Counseling in Louisiana & Mississippi
The team at the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and Surgical Specialists of Mississippi understands that weight loss is a struggle whether you want to lose 15 or 150 pounds. Most weight loss programs are predetermined to place patients into a program that decreases and controls the caloric amount a patient consumes. As a result, eating behaviors and total weight loss are defined by the amount of willpower a patient has. Our MyWeight Individualized Weight Loss Solution program allows for customized meal planning, teaches skills for lifestyle decision making and includes a variety of food groups to choose from. It also includes a custom program tailored specifically for weight regain after bariatric surgery.
MyWeight Individualized Weight Loss Solution includes:
- One-on-One Lifestyle Coaching
- Nutritional Therapy and Weight Loss Program tailored to your needs
- One-on-One Medical Consultation
- Healthy Recipes
- Body Composition Analysis
What Makes MyWeight Individualized Weight Loss Solution Different?
- Provides one-on-one lifestyle coaching.
- Takes into account that disease state and symptoms, weight and wellness are directly associated with the food you eat.
- Includes Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) with a food plan.
- Effective for weight loss and improved wellness.
- Effective for reversing weight regain after bariatric surgery.
- Patient chooses plan best suited for their weight loss progress.
- Uses food groups to control disease, produce weight loss and avoid the feeling of food deprivation.
- Addresses food addiction.
- Includes “splurge meals” for special occasions and vacations.
One-On-One Lifestyle Coaching
Our clinical professionals will meet one-on-one with you to discuss a variety of tools and techniques to get results and to serve your needs. We provide education regarding proper nutrition, foods that make you hungry and can cause sugar levels to spike, and lifestyle changes. We provide individual assistance with successful accountability issues and helpful tools to keep you motivated.
MyWeight Individualized Weight Loss Solution allows for each patient to decide what level of assistance and coaching is needed. At each lifestyle coaching session, you are encouraged to fully participate by addressing your personal situation, specific questions, challenges and goals. We assess your situation and assist with determining the tools you need for a healthier life and weight loss success.
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
Medical nutrition therapy includes a supplement fortified with a unique branch-chained amino acid formula, egg white protein and nonfat calcium solids. Branch-chained amino acids balance metabolism, control hunger and normalize sugar levels. The 1500 mg of bioavailable calcium per day is also included to increase metabolism and decrease hunger.
Getting Physical: Exercise and Weight Loss
Although diet is 90% of the weight loss battle, being physically active is critical for weight loss, disease management, mental health and long-term lifestyles changes. The key is to find activities that you enjoy and make them a regular part of your life. Beyond walking and athletic sports, household chores, gardening, washing a car and other daily activities should be a part of your daily physical activity.
The benefits from increased daily physical activity:
- Improves cholesterol levels
- Boosts energy levels
- Releases tension and helps manage stress
- Reduces the risk of heart disease by improving blood circulation throughout your body
- Helps with weight control
- Increases bone and muscle strength
- Improves sleep habits
- Promotes physical activities with family and friends
- Promotes better flexibility
Solutions for Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery
Although bariatric surgery has been around for over 40 years, post-surgery weight regain is not uncommon. The Roux-n-Y gastric bypass procedure, for example, has evolved over the years and the gastric pouch created during the surgery now is smaller than 10 years ago. As a result, some patients who had surgery early on may gain some of the weight back after some time has passed since their procedure.
Our clinical professionals understand what you are going through and are well-equipped to help you get back on track. There is no need for patients to be embarassed about their weight regain or to feel alone. In fact, regardless of whether you gained back 10 lbs or 80 lbs, the sooner you call and ask for help the quicker you will start feeling better about yourself when you shed those extra pounds.
If you gained weight back after your weight-loss surgery, the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana and Surgical Specialists of Mississippi offer a team approach and a comprehensive program with several available options. As part of the MyWeight Individualized Weight Loss Solution, non-surgical options for weight regain include "back-on-track" plans, specific low-calorie diet plans and prescriptives.
The noninvasive ROSE (Restorative Obesity Surgery, Endoluminal) approach may be a good option for post-gastric bypass surgery patients. Surgical options, such as a revisional procedure or a conversion, can also be discussed with one of our providers.
Our caring and accepting team is here to get you back on your journey to healthy living and eating. Don't wait - call us today to ask about our solutions for weight regain after bariatric surgery.