Reading labels after Weight Loss Surgery

After Bariatric surgery the quality of your food is important as the quantity is so small.

We encourage you to use unprocessed natural foods as much as possible, limiting artificially sweetened and diet foods.

It is also important to make choices low in both sugars and fats so as to avoid any possible Dumping Syndrome.

Learning how to read a food label will help you make healthy nutritious food choices and assist you to meet nutritional requirements after surgery.

Nutrition Information

Serving size per package: 5 | Serving size: 50g

Avg Qty per Serving The serving sizes recommended may be up to 2 to 3 times greater than a recommended serving size post bariatric surgery. If unsure of a serving size please check with your Dietitian. Avg Qty per 100g100g is a useful standard to compare products. Use this information when choosing products to decide which is the healthier option.
EnergyAs a general guide, a bariatric patient would be likely to consume half a serve at a time. Aim for: 250-300kJ per serve. 225kJ
ProteinA good source of protein has over 10g of protein per 100g. 5.0g 10.1g
Fat, total
-saturatedAim for: less than 5g of total fat per 100g (less than 1g per 100g saturated fat).
-sugarsAim for: less than 10g of sugar per 100g.

Remember some of the healthiest foods do not have labels. Go for wholefoods like: lean meat, fruit, vegetables, wholegrains or nuts as your first choice.