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BARIATRIC SURGERY DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

Bariatric Dietitian

Support during your weight loss surgery journey

Undertaking weight loss surgery involves significant lifestyle and diet changes, both before and after your procedure.

Plant Nutrition and Wellness’s team include expert bariatric surgery dietitian nutritionists Kiah Paetz, Megan Boswell and Georgia D’Andrea. Our dietitians are degree qualified with a Bachelors or Masters of Dietetics. They are all qualified as an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist from Dietitians Australia.

Working with a Bariatric Surgery Dietitian at the PNW Clinic can help you to feel confident and prepared for weight loss surgery and provide practical support and accountability along the way.

Your dietitian can work with you to develop an individualised nutrition plan and meal plan for each phase of the surgery that is realistic and achievable based on your needs.

Our online dietitians offer virtual consultations for clients all around the world. You can see your dietitian using telehealth from the comfort of your own home no matter whether you’re from Brisbane, Gold Coast, New York, Toronto or Auckland!

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WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY DIETITIANS HELP WITH:

  • Providing guidance on building balanced meals and snacks that meet your protein, fibre and core food group requirements
  • Helping you manage any uncomfortable gut symptoms such as reflux, diarrhoea, constipation and/or dumping syndrome
  • Providing a personalised supplement regimen
  • Creating a customised meal plan with recipes and snack ideas
  • Giving you practical strategies to incorporate mindful eating and reduce emotional eating
  • Answering questions and providing support and accountability during your journey

Bariatric Dietitian

Why is a Bariatric Dietitian Important?

Understanding nutrition for weight loss surgery can feel daunting. There are many different options for bariatric weight loss surgery including a Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, Intragastic Balloon or Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band). Before surgery, you may need to follow a special liver-shrinking diet using Optifast or similar products for 2-6 weeks. Immediately after surgery, you will follow a structured texture progression diet including liquids, purees, soft foods and then normal foods to allow for proper healing and recovery.

After surgery, you will need to take certain nutritional supplements for life, and follow certain guidelines for protein, fibre, fluids and core food groups to make sure you are meeting your nutrient requirements.

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WAYS YOU CAN WORK WITH US

  • Pay-as-you-go online consultations with a bariatric surgery dietitian
  • Weekly online nutrition coaching (subscription-based) with check-ins, meal planning guidance and private messaging support

Not sure which option would be right for you?

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THIS IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You are about to undertake bariatric surgery and feel overwhelmed about getting nutrition right during the process
  • You need guidance to follow the stages of texture progression post-surgery
  • You have struggled with emotional eating and want practical advice to support surgery success in the long-term
  • You’ve seen conflicting advice online and on bariatric community forums and need to ask an expert
  • You had bariatric surgery some time ago but have been struggling to maintain weight loss

Who we are

THE TEAM

Founder
Senior Dietitian

Kiah Paetz

Kiah is the founder of the PNW Clinic. She works in the areas of eating disorders, disordered eating, gut health and plant based nutrition and is passionate about helping women build a healthy relationship with food and their body. She believes that eating should be easy and enjoyable – not the cause of guilt, stress and anxiety

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

Eating Disorder Dietitian

Megan Boswell

Megan loves showing her clients how to make healthy eating easy! She works in the areas of disordered eating, plant-based nutrition and gut health.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

Team Dietitian

Jade Wrigley

Jade is a passionate dietitian working in the areas of disordered eating, plant-based nutrition and gut health. She combines evidenced-based nutrition science with a holistic approach, working collaboratively with her clients to develop a nutrition plans that is underpinned by simple and sustainable change.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

Team Dietitian

Georgia D'Andrea

Georgia specialises in the area of pregnancy, plant-based nutrition gut health and weight loss surgery. She works closely with bariatric surgeons for the nutritional management of patients pre and post surgery. She also loves working with her clients on the pregnancy journey - whether this be optimising their diets in preparation for pregnancy or helping them meet their nutritional needs through every trimester.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all consultations are conducted virtually via Zoom. Please select your timezone upon booking for custom times in your local area. We consult worldwide

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