Moderation is a commonly used word in the world of dieting, but it’s important to understand what it means, especially since there is no one-size-fits-all nutrition plan. As registered dietitian Carrey Stites explains, moderation and enhancing a person’s diet depends on their personal health needs.
“Labs tell a lot of information, history, what’s going on with them, their struggle with chief complaints, their lifestyle,” Stites explained. She also studies patients’ charts, doctors’ notes, and other lab work before she determines the best nutritional plan based on a patient’s specific need.
In her discussion at the Harker Heights Armed Services YMCA, she tells her group to focus on moderation by making healthy choices and learning how to swap a bag of chips, cookies or a candy bar with more nutritional snacks, such as a piece of fruit, sugar-free Jell-O, or a cup of fruit. Stites feels she’s helping these kids by getting an early start with good nutritional skills.
Eating right and maintaining a healthy diet can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to lose weight. Many people seek the help of dietitians in order to achieve their weight loss goals. A unique and very important feature of the ReShape Procedure is the support and counseling it offers. Learning how to eat, exercise, and make healthy choices are an important part of the ReShape experience.
The ReShape weight loss program begins with the dual weight loss balloon procedure. During the non-surgical procedure, your doctor places two connected saline-filled gastric balloons made of medical-grade silicone inside your stomach for six months. The weight loss balloon takes up room in your stomach so there’s less space for food and you feel full faster. While the dual intragastric balloon is inside your stomach, you’ll begin to receive 12 months of support from a medically supervised team that includes your doctor, registered nurse, and dietitian. Throughout the year, you’ll meet frequently with your team and receive personalized nutrition, fitness, and behavior guidance. With the help of your coaches, you’ll be able to focus on adopting a healthy eating, exercise, and lifestyle to maximize your weight loss.
Even after the ReShape dual intragastric balloon is removed, you’ll have the help of a team of professionals who will assess your food consumption and overall nutritional status to ensure you’re making progress and staying healthy. And with access to the exclusive ReShape patient portal and app, you’ll easily be able to track your weight, activity and food intake, and share it with your coaching team.
Patients who achieve the greatest success with the ReShape weight loss program are excited to make changes and are ready to adopt a healthy lifestyle with the initial help of the ReShape gastric balloon, and a year of coaching they can sustain for years.
For more information on the ReShape dual gastric balloon and weight loss program, talk to a ReShape specialist in your area today!