Tips to Eat a Healthy Diet PlanPosted: Feb 09 in Post-Bariatric Diet by Staff
Healthy eating can seem very complicated, especially after weight loss surgery. A key concern that may arise is related to the health benefits of certain fruits and vegetables. In particular, comparing organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables can be confusing. Fortunately, the concerns regarding the potential health concerns associated with conventional fruits and vegetables can be addressed with a few simple tips.
Focus on Eating More Plants
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 39.2 percent of Americans eat less than one fruit per day, which is lower than the amount that is recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. As a general rule, people who haven’t had weight loss surgery should eat at least 2 and 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables a day.
Eat your protein and fill up with vegetables and a little fruit. Don’t reduce protein intake so you can eat more vegetables or your health will certainly suffer.
While healthy eating should always focus on incorporating more plant-based foods in a diet plan. Weight loss patients don’t have the luxury of unlimited space so protein is always the priority. Eat 3 bites of protein, 2 bites of vegetables and 1 bite of fruit or a starchy vegetable.
After a weight loss surgery, it is important to eat a diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. In conjunction with Dr. Bagnato, a medical professional will provide details about the foods that are appropriate based on the way that your body is healing and any concerns regarding nutrient intake that may arise.
Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables in a Safe Way
Although it is best to opt for organic produce when it is possible, particularly in the case of fruits or vegetables that have a thin peel like apples, it is more beneficial to eat the fruits and vegetables than to assume that the small amount of pesticide exposure will cause health problems.
When you are eating fruits or vegetables in Macon, Georgia, wash the produce under running water and cut away any bruises before eating them. Ideally, you should eat the peel of the apple or similar fruits because it is rich in nutrients.
Eating a healthy diet plan does not mean it must be complicated with organic certifications and confusing terminology. Opt for a diet that is high in protein such as lean cuts of meat, fish or poultry and supplement with plant based foods to obtain a healthy body.