Planning your pantry during COVID-19 pandemic

The Dietitians Association of Australia has put together a list of foods to help you prepare in the event you need to self-quarantine for 14 days. In the event of needing to self-quarantine, it is important to have a plan.  Food items to consider: Fruit:  Fresh fruit (choose those that last longer such as apples…

Tips For Staying Hydrated

Staying hydrated following weight loss surgery can sometimes be difficult especially in summer. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you are getting an adequate intake of fluids during the day.  Keep a water bottle with you at all times and take small sips throughout the day. It may be useful to get a…

Myth Busters – OPTIFAST vs OTHER

As discussed in our previous blog, patients are required to follow a specific preoperative diet to shrink the size of the liver. Here at the Brisbane Obesity Clinic our patients use Optifast which is a nutritionally balanced dietary replacement program. This product is formulated to provide sufficient proteins, vitamins, minerals, fibre and other dietary requirements that…

What Is A Preoperative Diet & Can I Avoid Doing This?

A very commonly asked question is: What is a preoperative diet? Prior to undergoing a weight loss procedure, the Surgeon will require the patient to follow a specific diet, this is known as a ‘preoperative diet’. This diet includes an OPTIFAST program along with other dietary specifications which are given to you by our Dietitian during your initial Dietitian consultation. The…