Dietary Plan: A Timeline
You will meet with your nutritionist in the first few days after your surgery, while you recover at the hospital. During this brief introductory meeting, she will educate you on some basic guidelines for diet and nutrition. Once you are back at the hotel, she will meet with you again to more thoroughly discuss what foods are safe and healthy during your individual recovery, what types of nutritional supplements may be necessary, and recommendations about how to shift toward a heartier, weight-loss oriented diet after you have healed.
After you return home, it is highly recommended that you follow up with your nutritionist during and after your recovery, either through email, phone, or Facebook. Based on how your body is responding to the recommended diet and how you feel overall in the following months, she can advise adjustments to your nutritional plan, as needed. In this way, patients can establish healthy eating habits as the foundations for long-term success.