Weight Loss and Obesity Surgery
According to the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA), the number of Australians who are overweight or obese are increasing rapidly. The severity of overweight is classified by your Body Mass Index or BMI. Overweight is classed as a BMI of 25 30, obese is classed as a BMI of 30 40 and morbidly obese is classed as a BMI over 40. Patients with obesity are at a strong risk of a range of weight-related medical problems and it is therefore important to improve health.
Meegan can provide you with the advice, support and education needed for weight loss by developing lifestyle changes that are achievable, realistic and can be maintained long term.
The frequency of bariatric surgery in Australia has increased markedly in the last 10 years and is continuing to increase. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are two of the most common weight reduction surgical procedures and is usually considered for patients with a BMI of more than 35. Meegan has several years of experience working together with a leading Obesity Surgeon on the Central Coast, providing expert nutritional advice and support for patients undergoing obesity surgery. She can provide the education and the tools you need to meet your goals before surgery and through all the diet stages after surgery to help prevent nutritional complications and to help you to maintain your weight loss.
Weight Loss and maintenance
Meegan can guide and support you with general healthy weight loss through diet, lifestyle and exercise changes. She will help you to understand what healthy eating is all about, how to lose weight sensibly, still meet your nutritional requirements and most of all, make it enjoyable. Most people have been on a diet before and may have lost weight, but end up heavier than when they first started as soon they go off "the diet" and back to their normal eating habits. It is hard sticking to a diet and it is not sustainable. You will not be put you on a "quick fix" diet or a "fad diet", you will be educated on healthy eating and develop a healthy lifestyle with a nutritious meal plan to follow that is tailored to you and your individual needs, lifestyle and preferences and be supported all the way to get back to a healthier you.