VLCD Ketogenic

Bariatric

The main difference between a regular low carb diet plan and a ketogenic diet plan is the amount of carbohydrate and protein allowed on a daily basis: •A ketogenic diet plan requires tracking the carb amounts in the foods eaten and keeping carbohydrate intake between 20-50 grams per day. The daily protein requirement will be moderate. The balance of calories will be from fats. These ratios ensure ketosis which is the main objective of the ketogenic diet. •The nutrient intake on a ketogenic diet typically works out to about 70-75% of calories from fat, 20-25% from protein, and 5-10% from carbohydrate on a daily basis. Since a ketogenic diet reduces hunger, most find they don't really need to get involved in calorie counting, unless one feels more comfortable tracking them. The key to understanding a ketogenic diet plan is to remember that one is swapping out the carbs in the diet with a higher fat and a moderate protein intake. Why high fat and moderate protein? Fats have no effect on blood sugar and insulin levels. Protein does affect both blood sugar and insulin, if large quantities are consumed. If you overeat protein, about 56% of any excess protein will be converted to glucose (sugar) in the body, and that extra glucose hanging around will increase insulin, and put the brakes on the body's ability to release and burn fatty acids (go into ketosis). VLCDs (500, 800, 900, 1000 calories) Disclaimer: These Templates should ALWAYS be used in conjunction WITH proper nutritional counseling from a qualified professional such as a registered dietitian or doctor. Nutritional guidelines and proper education is vital to the success and safety of the program.

VLCD Low Carb

Bariatric

VLCDs are designed to produce rapid weight loss at the start of a weight-loss program in patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 and significant comorbidities. Use of VLCDs in patients with a BMI of 27 to 30 should be reserved for those who have medical conditions due to overweight, such as high blood pressure. In fact, all candidates for VLCDs undergo a thorough examination by their health care provider to make sure the diet will not worsen preexisting medical conditions. Lastly, these diets are not appropriate for children or adolescents, except in specialized treatment programs. Because adults over age 50 already experience depletion of lean body mass, use of a VLCD may not be warranted. Also, people over 50 may not tolerate the side effects associated with VLCDs because of preexisting medical conditions or the need for other medicines. Furthermore, doctors must monitor all VLCD patients regularly—ideally every 2 weeks in the initial period of rapid weight loss—to be sure patients are not experiencing serious side effects. Low Carb - (40c/30p/30f) 700 to 1300 cal. Disclaimer: These Templates should ALWAYS be used in conjunction WITH proper nutritional counseling from a qualified professional such as a registered dietitian or doctor. Nutritional guidelines and proper education is vital to the success and safety of the program.

Low Calories Low Carb

Bariatric

VLCDs are designed to produce rapid weight loss at the start of a weight-loss program in patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 and significant comorbidities. Use of VLCDs in patients with a BMI of 27 to 30 should be reserved for those who have medical conditions due to overweight, such as high blood pressure. In fact, all candidates for VLCDs undergo a thorough examination by their health care provider to make sure the diet will not worsen preexisting medical conditions. Lastly, these diets are not appropriate for children or adolescents, except in specialized treatment programs. Because adults over age 50 already experience depletion of lean body mass, use of a VLCD may not be warranted. Also, people over 50 may not tolerate the side effects associated with VLCDs because of preexisting medical conditions or the need for other medicines. Furthermore, doctors must monitor all VLCD patients regularly—ideally every 2 weeks in the initial period of rapid weight loss—to be sure patients are not experiencing serious side effects. Low Carb - (40c/30p/30f) 700 to 1300 cal. Disclaimer: These Templates should ALWAYS be used in conjunction WITH proper nutritional counseling from a qualified professional such as a registered dietitian or doctor. Nutritional guidelines and proper education is vital to the success and safety of the program.

Low Calorie Low Glycemic

Bariatric

VLCDs are designed to produce rapid weight loss at the start of a weight-loss program in patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 and significant comorbidities. Use of VLCDs in patients with a BMI of 27 to 30 should be reserved for those who have medical conditions due to overweight, such as high blood pressure. In fact, all candidates for VLCDs undergo a thorough examination by their health care provider to make sure the diet will not worsen preexisting medical conditions. Lastly, these diets are not appropriate for children or adolescents, except in specialized treatment programs. Because adults over age 50 already experience depletion of lean body mass, use of a VLCD may not be warranted. Also, people over 50 may not tolerate the side effects associated with VLCDs because of preexisting medical conditions or the need for other medicines. Furthermore, doctors must monitor all VLCD patients regularly—ideally every 2 weeks in the initial period of rapid weight loss—to be sure patients are not experiencing serious side effects. Low Glycemic - (50c/25p/25f) 700 to 1300 cal. Disclaimer: These Templates should ALWAYS be used in conjunction WITH proper nutritional counseling from a qualified professional such as a registered dietitian or doctor. Nutritional guidelines and proper education is vital to the success and safety of the program.

Lap Band Post Op

Bariatric

Stage 1 - Full Liquids Only Template (3-4 days following surgery) To allow time for your new stomach pouch to heal and to avoid complications, a modified diet must be followed after a specified time on clear liquids. The Stage 1 Full Liquid Template follows a full liquid diet that helps you to more easily navigate through this period of your post op surgery. Stage 1 includes thin liquids, in minimal amounts, and high protein liquid supplements to ensure adequate nutrition and protein intake as protein is especially important following Lap-Band Surgery to aid in healing. Stage 2 - Puree Food Template (Weeks 1-3 following surgery) A modified diet will continue to advance with the Stage 2 Template. At this point in recovery pureed foods are added. The focus of this Template is to continue adequate nutrition and protein intake as well as increase the texture and consistency of the food you eat. At this Stage you will also be able to increase the variety of foods that you consume. As with Stage 1, the Stage 2 Template ensures adequate protein intake by including high protein liquid supplements and controlling size of meal portions to avoid stretching of the pouch. Stage 3 - Soft Food Template (Weeks 3-6 following surgery) By Stage 3 more regular but softer foods are added to your daily food intake. The Stage 3 Template will help you to regulate the foods you are allowed at this point. The Template will ensure adequate protein intake by including high protein liquid supplements and a balance of a larger variety of foods while still focusing on controlling the size of meal portions. The focus of this Template is on soft or ground protein foods and dairy products as well as soft fruits and vegetables that are more easily digested. Your progression will eventually continue to regular foods when your surgeon feels you are ready. Stage 4 - Regular Food Template (Maintenance) By Stage 4 more regular foods are added to your daily intake. The Stage 4 Template will help you to learn how to incorporate everyday foods into your daily intake. The Template will continue to ensure adequate protein intake by including high protein liquid supplements and a balance of a larger variety of foods while still focusing on controlling the size of meal portions. The focus of this Template is on regular foods that round out a healthy diet and will help you to maintain your new weight. As you progress, your Surgeon will inform you when you can increase serving sizes within meals. Disclaimer: These are only general guidelines. You must follow ALL specific guidelines given to you by your Surgeon, which may differ slightly from these Templates. These Templates should ALWAYS be used in conjunction WITH proper nutritional counseling from a qualified professional such as a registered dietitian. Nutritional guidelines and proper education is vital to the success and healing of your Lap Band Surgery.