Forget about "miracle" diets and learn how to eat to get healthy
WHAT IS THE GOAL?
More than 90% of patients with obesity or overweight owe their condition to poor eating habits. Our nutritionists' primary goal is to teach people how to eat and become healthier, instilling new lifestyle habits to ensure lost weight is not gained back.
Our nutrition and obesity dietetics professionals, part of the Obesity Treatment Center for Excellence, with their extensive training and experience, are committed to teaching and research and, above all, champion scientifically backed research, care, and comprehensive and personalized assessment.
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
In the nutrition consultation, the specialist will perform:
- Medical history.
- Comprehensive assessment of the patient with obesity.
- Areas of improvement in their eating habits.
- Creation of various personalized diets.
- Baseline metabolism analysis with the Fitmate® metabolic system.
- Body composition assessment. Measurement with high-frequency Octopolar Bioelectrical Impedance. Inbody 770®.
- Analyze various biochemical parameters: adapt diet to possible associated comorbidities that the patient may have (cholesterol, triglycerides, HTN, DM…).
Damos soporte nutricional y asesoramiento tanto a pacientes con necesidades puntuales de pérdida (de 5 a 10 kilos por ejemplo) como a aquellos con patologías asociadas. Te ayudamos a perder peso mediante dietas personalizadas con la indicación y enseñanza de unas pautas de educación nutricional, para poder modificar los malos hábitos adquiridos: reducir calorías, adoptar hábitos de alimentación más saludables, olvidar las dietas "relámpago" o "milagro", reducir ciertos alimentos...
We are also dedicated to preparing patients who are scheduled to undergo surgery for their obesity. These patients must carefully and correctly follow very detailed steps to guarantee correct progress.
Nutritionists' primary goal for bariatric surgery patients is to ensure the patient does not become malnourished or dehydrated. To do this, depending on the technique used and the patient's individual progress, the nutritionist will closely monitor the patient post-surgery to support and guide the patient at all times throughout their treatment.
YOUR TREATMENT, STEP BY STEP
CONSULTATION WITH THE ENDOCRINOLOGIST
- General patient medical history.
- Evaluation of the degree of obesity (family and personal history, precipitating factors, and prior treatment).
- Evaluation and early detection of associated comorbidities.
- Physical examination and body measurements.
- Diagnosis, therapeutic plan, and goal-setting.
CONSULTATION WITH THE NUTRITIONIST
- Medical history of the patient with obesity.
- Comprehensive patient assessment.
- TEE calculation (Total Energy Expenditure).
- Design of different types of diets for each of the patient's treatment phases.
- Work on areas for improvement detected in the patient's eating habits.
- Psychological treatment and support.
- Identification of any potential psychological problems the patient may have.
- Patient support in the preparation of life/habit changes following surgery.
- Goal planning, impulse and stimuli control.
CONSULTATION WITH PERSONAL TRAINER
- Evaluation of the patient's physical condition.
- Program to improve and adapt the patient's physical activity and sport activities.
- Evaluation of progress and program implementation.
- Sport-related guidelines for weight loss and to improve quality of life.
- Patient monitoring.
IN-PERSON MONITORING PLAN
Weekly, monthly, or yearly depending on the characteristics of each program.
We use telemedicine in our clinics to facilitate access to our healthcare professionals to prevent our patients from making unnecessary trips to the clinic and avoid wasting time.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOLLOWING SURGERY
- Heed the amounts detailed for each of the meals for each stage. Even if some of them seem very meager.
- Eat slowly, in a calm environment, and with no distractions to ensure an appropriate intake speed.
- Increase the number of daily meals (6-10/day) to ensure adequate calorie intake and to prevent eating too many calories per meal.
- With the exception of Phase 1 Post-Surgery, separate the intake of fluids by at least 30 min before or after meals.
- Vomiting can occur due to eating more than one should, faster than is appropriate, or mixing solid intake with fluid intake.
- Always prioritize protein-based foods (meat, eggs, fish).
IS IT NORMAL TO EXPERIENCE OBSTRUCTION OR VOMITING?
No, this is not normal. First, you must ensure the following:
oReduce amount per meal.
oReduce eating speed by increasing chewing.
oSeparate fluid intake from solid.
IS IT NORMAL TO EXPERIENCE OBSTRUCTION OR VOMITING?
IS IT NORMAL TO NOT TOLERATE GRILLED MEAT?
The texture of grilled meat can create a "balling" effect, so it is better to prepare dishes that require a longer cooking time, such as chicken (roasted, stewed, or in a casserole), beef cheeks, meat cooked in sauces... it is preferable to cook foods more than less.
CAN I DRINK CARBONATED BEVERAGES OR SODAS?
No, carbonated beverages dilate the stomach space due to their gases and can cause uncomfortable bloating or stomach pain.
CAN I EAT SWEET THINGS?
Sweet foods and beverages can cause a "dumping" effect, acute diarrhea, sweating, tachycardia...
I'M STILL HUNGRY, CAN I EAT MORE?
It is preferable to endure the feeling of hunger and allay it in 1-2 hours at your next meal. With just one bite it is possible to go from "I'm even hungrier" to "I've eaten too much."
CAN I SMOKE?
We recommend that our patients stop using tobacco at least 6 weeks prior to surgery. This will improve the lungs' oxygenation and ventilatory capacity, lower your blood pressure and heart rate, and reduce potential surgical risks such as blood clots, ulcers, scarring alterations, infections, and anesthesia-related complications.
CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL?
The effects of alcohol increase after bariatric surgery. Because your stomach is now smaller, its capacity to metabolize alcohol is lower meaning subsequent absorption into the body is higher. It is estimated that blood alcohol levels can double compared to pre-surgical situations and symptoms of inebriation can last longer.
Angel Salas, 60 años (Madrid)
"He perdido 25 kilos, pero no solo es el peso, yo tenía problemas de hipertensión y problemas cardiacos.
Hay que perder el miedo a ir al médico, así van a obtener los mismos resultados que yo, o mejores"
Tratamiento integral sin cirugía
Prestigious experts in the treatment of obesity and overweight
We have a comprehensive clinic and multidisciplinary team comprised of multiple specialists: expert surgeons in metabolic and bariatric surgery techniques, endocrinologists, nutritionists, psychologists, specialists in exercise and fitness education, and more.
In addition, our patients can choose from a wide range of services at the Quirónsalud Sagrado Corazón Hospital, and the experts they may need from any specialized units: Intensive Care, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Radiology, etc.