One of the most important things you need to do in order to lose weight is to eat less sugar. Reducing your sugar intake will help to make your bariatric surgery at the London Obesity Clinic a success.
Getting rid of sugar from your diet is an important part of preparing for your bariatric surgery in London, but it will take a little extra care when you’re shopping.
You can’t always tell which foods are high in sugar from the taste. Although many sugary foods, such as cakes and sweet biscuits, are easy to spot, others contain hidden sugar that you might not realise is there. Even the plainest cereals and savoury foods such as ready meals can have large amounts of added sugar in them. Unless you check the label, you can’t be sure that you are making a healthy choice.
Sugar can hide in the food labels too. It is important to learn how to recognise sugar in all its forms. As well as looking out for sugar, you need to check for other names such as glucose, fructose and corn syrup. You should also look out for foods that contain a lot of fruit, fruit juice or honey as these all contain large amounts of natural sugar.
If you are used to eating large amounts of sugar, you might feel sluggish and irritable when you cut it out of your diet. However, you can replace the sugar with healthier complex carbohydrates. Eating plenty of these should keep your energy levels stable throughout the day, so once you get used to your new low-sugar diet you should actually feel much better. You won’t be on a rollercoaster of sugar highs and lows any more.
Sticking to a low sugar diet after your bariatric surgery at the London clinic can help you to:
– Lose weight by reducing your calorie intake
– Reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
– Protect your teeth against plaque
– Avoid dumping syndrome if you’ve had a gastric bypass