Portion control, along with good nutritional food choice, is the key to weight loss, maintenance and lowering the risk of weight regain after bariatric surgery. Successful Batriatric patients weigh, measure and look at the proportions of nutrients they put on their plates.
Portion control is critical to achieving weight loss after any bariatric procedure. A portion control plate can make it much easier for you to change your eating habits.
After your bariatric surgery, the most critical step to your success is controlling food portions. Good portion control and healthy eating will aid long term weight loss and ensure you meet your target weight.
Several studies have confirmed the strong relationship between portion size and calorie intake.
Excessive calorie intake leads to weight gain, or potentially weight regain for bariatric surgery patients. Bariatric patients can easily avoid over eating with proper portion control.
Our Bariatric Plates for portion control are divided into three main sections:
- Protein – The largest portion on the bariatric plate is protein. In fact, this portion takes up half of the plate. This aligns with the recommendation to prioritize high-value protein such as meat, fish and eggs at meal time.
- Fruits and Vegetables – One third of the plate is dedicated to fruits and vegetables to optimize the patient’s intake of vitamins and minerals at each meal.
- Fiber – The remainder of the plate (20%) is dedicated to fiber – specifically, grains. Whole grains are important because they contain essential B vitamins that bariatric surgery patients must have to avoid deficiency.
To learn more about this new bariatric portion control plate – go to – http://bariatricplate.com