Crucial Role of Dietitians in a Medical Weight-Loss Program

If you are amongst the majority of people who struggle to lose weight, a doctor-supervised medical weight-loss program could be the answer to achieving your weight-loss goals. Combined with a proper diet and nutrition counseling, weight loss drugs and injectables are often used as an additional tool for breaking the cycle of perpetual dieting. Weight-loss drugs and injectables reduces hunger and increases satiety, leaving you feeling fuller and satisfied for longer. While weight-loss drugs and injectables can be an effective short-term strategy, the long-term success and safety are still being researched and is unknown.

Medical Weight-Loss Program Team Approach

Medical weight-loss programs offer a comprehensive approach to weight management. Many programs, like the one at New York Bariatric Group, has a team lead by physicians, registered dietitians and clinical psychologists who provide support on this journey. The dietitian plays a pivotal role, especially when combined with the use of weight-loss injectables and drugs. A dietician will assess a patient’s current diet and help them to formulate a plan that allows for weight loss and successful weight maintenance.

The Dietitians Role

At NYBG, patients meet with the dietitian regularly for the 6 months program. The nutrition team provides guidance, emotional support and expertise needed for individuals to attain their goals. Patients can opt to work with the dietitian beyond the 6 month program, as they look towards long-term goals. Patients are also provided the option to use a virtual app platform that provides on-going nutrition and mental health support tools for building and adapting to their new lifestyle.

Dietitians help with:

  1.  Personalized Nutrition Plans: These plans take into account various individual factors such
    as age, gender, medical history, and dietary preference.
  2. Monitoring Progress: Dietitians closely monitor a participant's progress, which includes
    tracking changes in weight and overall health. Their involvement is crucial in making any necessary adjustments to the nutrition plan to optimize results, especially when weight-loss
    drugs and injectables are incorporated into the treatment.
  3. Education and Guidance: Effective weight management requires more than simply eating
    fewer calories. The dietitians educate and assist patients with meal planning. This includes
    understanding and monitoring portions, balancing nutrients, and choosing healthier alternatives
    while enjoying food.

The collaboration between the dietitian and patient can make a difference in achieving long-term weight loss. With their guidance, participants can embark on a journey to improved health and well-being that extends beyond the numbers on the scale.

Shara Lazar, Registered Dietitian at New York Bariatric Group adds that change starts with a commitment to the process, and then trusting the process. Making dietary changes and adapting to new habits will guide you to a healthier lifestyle.

New York Bariatric Group: Weight Loss Leader

NYBG is the leader in comprehensive weight-loss solutions. We are a one-stop shop, offering long-term weight-loss surgery as well as medically-supervised weight loss such as medications and injectables. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to losing weight. At NYBG, we work with you to customize a weight-loss program that will work best for you.

Weight-loss drugs and injectables have been shown to be an effective short-term strategy, but the long term effects and safety is still unknown. With our Medical Weight Loss Program the ongoing supervision allows doctors to make necessary adjustments to a patient’s treatment plan based on their progress and changes to their health.

Weight-loss surgery is the only proven long-term weight-loss solution. With decades of research, patients have seen sustainable weight loss. We offer multiple weight-loss surgery procedures and our doctors will work with you to find the right option.

Our practice is the best around:

  • Over 30 surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, plastic surgery, veins, and medical
    weight loss.
  • 42,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
  • The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
  • Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q-and-A sessions
  • 100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and
    showcasing previous patients
  • Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
  • Offering in-person and virtual consultations
  • Since 2000, we boast over 23 years of success!

All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs.

Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!

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Crucial Role of Dietitians in a Medical Weight-Loss Program


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