There are different weight loss programs a person can undergo. It aims to lower your weight and make you feel better. You have heard about the mediterranean diet, south beach diet or Atkins diet. But only a few might have heard about the Bariatric Diet. If you are well concerned about your health and physical appearance, you should be more than aware of the different ways to maintain your weight or lose a few pounds, not in a week but at least in two or three months of your weight loss journey. There are diets that are not recommended because it will mean undernourishment. Juicing or fad dieting will only give adverse effects to your body.
The term “diet” most of the time connotes a positive meaning wherein it will signify a period of time in which you will eat healthy foods and exercise regularly. There is no short-term diet that will keep you in shape for a longer period of time. But if you maintain this diet, you can probably maintain the figure and weight you desired. On the other hand, a Bariatric diet is not really a diet because it will include several phases in which you will have to achieve a certain goal.
What is a Bariatric Diet?
Bariatric, by definition, deals with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity. There are 3 phases involved in this dieat.
Phase I: Reducing Weight. It is the starting point wherein your meal will be mapped out for a certain duration. It will depend on what type of person you are (e.g. athletic with fast metabolism, or have allergic reactions to food). It will consist of low calorie foods and plenty of water. You need to consult your physician about your Bariatric Phase I diet.
Phase II: Realimentation: When you already reached your goal in phase I, you can move to the realimentation phase. From your specialized diet, you can move toward grocery foods. It will take about one month. In this phase, you are gradually increasing you caloric intake until your digestive functions go back to normal. Under this phase, you will have a meal plan that will help you maintain your weight or within five pounds of your goal.
Phase III: It will serve as an incubation period wherein you will prepare to re-enter the world. At this point you will face holidays, day-to-day stress and parties that will drive you to eat more and go back to your old bad eating habits. However, you will have a way to resist the temptation through coaching and support from the specialist. Certainly, it will require your strong will and commitment to make sure that you will stick to the meal plan tailored for you. Self control will make you more committed to your health plans and goals.
There is no short cut towards losing weight and maintain that desirable weight. You must be determined and disciplined in your diet. You can consult specialists to ensure that you are in the right track. Do you now have an idea where Bariatric diet is used? Most of the time, it is recommended to people who undergone Bariatric surgery (the surgery for obese people). But it doesn’t mean you can’t do it as it can be an effective tool to lose weight.