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Nutrition

Nutrition information and tips for patients who've had or who are considering weight loss surgery.

Nutrition Counseling at UVA

Nutrition counseling is a crucial part of the weight-loss surgery process. We'll help you before and after the procedure to:

  • Make sure your eating habits match diet guidelines for successful and healthy weight loss
  • Set and achieve realistic goals

Working With You on Your Weight-Loss Journey

During the weight-loss process and after surgery (either gastric bypass or gastric band), our registered dietitians work with you one-on-one to help you:

  • Select and prepare foods to meet your specific diet requirements
  • Choose foods that are low in fat and sugar
  • Set meal patterns that contain the right amount of protein
  • Meet your needed fluid requirements
  • Include fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet
  • Take vitamins daily
  • Manage portions
  • Exercise regularly
  • Practice positive eating