Getting an adequate amount of protein and nutrition before and after bariatric surgery is often a challenge. Bariatric Advantage answers that challenge with low-carb strawberry-flavored High Protein Meal Replacement Shakes with 27 grams of high quality protein and 21 essential vitamins and minerals. You get all that great taste and great nutrition without suffering the digestive distress of excess sugar or fat. Truly, a winning combination for any stage of your new healthy lifestyle.
Patients who are hoping to become candidates for weight loss surgery are often surprised to discover that they have Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, also known as NAFLD. They are usually still absorbing this news when their physician informs them that this condition could complicate their surgery.
When you have NAFLD, your liver becomes larger than it would normally be. This larger liver can create serious problems for bariatric surgeons. Because it obscures their work area, it makes the surgery more difficult and it extends the amount of time the patient spends on the operating table. Each of these factors can increase the risks factors involved in any form of surgery. In worse case scenarios, an enlarged liver can even force the surgeon to abandon using a minimally invasive procedure and resort to cutting the patient open to accomplish the surgery. This measure drastically increases healing time.
Fortunately, clinical research has shown that short duration, acute weight loss may be very effective in reducing liver volume. This reduction makes bariatric surgery easier, faster and safer.
A recent multidisciplinary study concluded that "a 2 week pre-operative diet with Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacements provided major reductions in liver volume in association with modest weight loss." If you are presently discussing weight loss surgery, consider the advantages of using Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacements in conjunction with a low-calorie diet to help increase your chances of surgical success with reduced recovery time.
Add 2 rounded scoops (42 grams) of powder to 8 oz of cold water. Mix in a shaker cup or blender until dissolved.