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Deciphering Nutritional Labels

    Deciphering Nutritional Labels:

    A Guide to Smart Shopping for Bariatric Patients

    When it comes to making smart choices at the supermarket, understanding nutritional labels is key, especially for individuals who have undergone gastric sleeve surgery or any Bariatric procedure.

    Even though it sounds as a really easy task, sometimes getting to know the labels in the products can be a little bit tricky, we can usually find products that say that have zero sugar added, but once we read the nutritional label, it has sugars, so definitely, we cannot be confident about what does the product it’s trying to sell it’s all about getting to know the nutritional label.

    HIDALGO BARIATRICS is here to help you out. We always make sure that before having your surgery you get to know all these specific details. Here’s a detailed guide on how to interpret and utilize nutritional labels effectively:

    Smart Shopping for Bariatric Patients

    1. Understanding Serving Sizes: Pay close attention to serving sizes in dicated on the label. Often, the nutritional information is based on a single serving, and packages may contain multiple servings. This can impact calorie and nutrient intake significantly.

    2. Crucial Nutritional Components: Focus on essential nutritional components such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and sugars. For bariatric patients, prioritizing protein while keeping carbohydrates and sugars low is crucial. Look for products high in protein and low in added sugars and unhealthy fats.

    3. Navigating the Ingredient List: Scan the ingredient list to understand what goes into the product. Opt for items with simpler, whole-food ingredients and avoid those with excessive additives, preservatives, or unfamiliar components that might not align with your post-op diet.

    4. Comparing Similar Products: When faced with similar products, take the time to compare their nutritional content. Choose items that offer better nutritional value, considering factors like protein content, fiber, and overall nutrient density.

    Nutritinal facts
    Nutrition Facts

    For example, when choosing between two brands of yogurt, select the one with higher protein content and lower sugar. Similarly, when selecting grains or cereals, opt for whole grain options with higher fiber content and lower added sugars.

    By becoming adept at reading nutritional labels, bariatric patients can make informed choices that support their health and weight management goals, ensuring that their grocery shopping aligns with their post-op dietary requirements.

    In the very first stages, it’s also important for you to understand that the amount of sugars and carbs that the products that you should be consuming Shelbie less than 1 gram. If you start to consume carbohydrates and sugars, it will have an impact on your bariatric Journey by making you lose weight at a slower rate.

    The very first three months after surgery it’s crucial for the hidalgo bariatrics team to have a record on. How much weight is it that you have lost, add in some cases if you are losing at a very slow rate might be because you are having Hayden sugars and carbs in the meals you’re having.

    If you need support or have more questions about any bariatric procedure, make sure to reach an expert, Hidalgo Bariatrics always look forward to help you to improve your health.

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