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Did you know that 30% of WLS patients have weight regain after surgery?
After a patient’s weight stabilizes (typically 12 to 18 months after bariatric surgery), he or she may experience weight regain. Approximately 30% of patients begin to regain weight at 18 months to 2 years after their procedure. Patients who regain more than 22 lbs from the lowest weight reached should be medically assessed. In the absence of anatomical complications, lifestyle behaviors and health habits may raise the risks for suboptimal results.
On the other hand, some patients experience a weight-loss plateau after losing 10% of their initial body weight. Either a weight-loss plateau or weight regain can be very frustrating. It is important to understand that a plateau is both normal and it is an expected part of the extreme weight-loss process, only when it lasts more than a month or if there is weight regain then it is important to reevaluate and focus efforts towards the basic nutritional principles of bariatric surgery and to have a specific action plan like the SOS-RESCUE PLAN.
We continue with our pledge to offer you simple strategies to improve your nutritional status, turn unhealthy diets around, and empower you through evidence-based information.
What can you expect from following the SOS-RESCUE PLAN?
Nutrient deficiencies are a critical piece for restoring the ideal metabolic conditions to promote weight loss. The demands on a weight-loss surgical (WLS) patient’s body while losing weight are really intense. Getting all the nutrition to function at peak performance can be a challenge! The restriction that comes from surgery is one reason. Another one -usually obliviated- is that during extreme weight loss there is a considerable expense of many nutritional elements used for detoxification processes, repair of several tissues, balancing hormones and fat burning. In the short term, an avoidance of nutrient-rich foods and ignoring supplement recommendations will deplete vitamin and mineral storage and facilitate the loss of muscle mass, which results in a lower metabolic rate and its capacity to burn calories, it can also contribute to negative health outcomes long after bariatric surgery is performed.
The 2-week SOS-RESCUE PLAN is a structured plan to help you take control.
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When to use the SOS-RESCUE PLAN:
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How can WLS patients meet their high nutritional needs when they can’t eat enough?
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) guidelines indicate that supplementation is required for life for all weight loss surgery patients to fill the nutritional gap from a low-calorie intake after surgery. Our body utilizes three macronutrients, thirty-three vitamins and minerals, and thousands of antioxidants to enable the production of enzymes, hormones, and other substances essential to fight disease and maintain health.
High-quality food and quality supplements will provide the building blocks for the body to heal itself and improve its metabolism. The SOS-RESCUE PLAN takes the guesswork out of which supplements to take and provides the structure to make it easier to get sound nutrition using the very basic principles you learned immediately after bariatric surgery.