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Will you need to change your diet before weight loss surgery?

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You may meet with a nutritionist about changing the way you eat. When people start building better food habits before weight loss surgery -- eating smaller portions, eating slowly, paying closer attention to the nutritional makeup of meals -- they often adapt better to life after surgery.

SOURCES: Daniel Herron, MD, bariatric surgery chief, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York. James Kolenich, MD, former University of Pennsylvania Medical Center bariatric surgeon. Joe De Simone, PhD, psychologist, New York. Harvey J. Sugerman, MD, editor-in-chief, ; bariatric surgeon, Sanibel, FL. American Obesity Association. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.





Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

SOURCES: Daniel Herron, MD, bariatric surgery chief, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York. James Kolenich, MD, former University of Pennsylvania Medical Center bariatric surgeon. Joe De Simone, PhD, psychologist, New York. Harvey J. Sugerman, MD, editor-in-chief, ; bariatric surgeon, Sanibel, FL. American Obesity Association. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.





Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

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