Diet & Nutrition

Weight loss is 80 percent nutrition, and 20 percent fitness. Food is the fuel your body uses for energy and function. Eating the wrong foods, or too much of a particular kind of food can lead to weight gain, which in turn affects energy levels and can be detrimental to your health.

Bariatric surgery may be necessary to help jumpstart your weight loss and put you on the right track toward a healthier lifestyle. Weight loss surgery means a change in your lifestyle, including your diet. Once your doctor has cleared you to start eating solid foods, you’ll have some changes to make in the kinds of foods you eat to help keep you on track on your weight loss journey.

The best foods to eat for weight loss or following weight loss surgery are high in protein and low in fat and sugar, click here to download the top ten tips to a healthy bariatric diet. The Nicholson Clinic is devoted to helping our patients develop a healthy lifestyle, whether or not our patients choose weight loss surgery. The Healthier Plate is a library of healthy recipes, both for patients who have undergone weight loss surgery, and patients who are trying to lose weight without bariatric surgery.

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Virtual Baylor Pre-Op Nutrition
Wednesday, October 4 at NOON

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Virtual Baylor Post-Op Nutrition
Wednesday, October 18 at NOON

Topic: Nutrition, Hydration and Sleep 
Understand how nutrition, hydration and sleep all work together to help optimize weight loss.
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Our team of nutrition experts include:

We are pleased to present Wellness Coaching as a new support option. Nicholson Clinic patient, Michael Tew, received his Level 2 Master Coaching Certificate to offer nutrition guidance and behavior change, for bariatric patients 1-year post-op and beyond.

Michael Tew, Pn2, Owner/Coach
Better Way Wellness
For more information and to book online:

Available for pre-op and post-op appointments upon request.

Connie Cox, MS, RD, LD
Renell Cronk, RD, LD
Erin Griffith, MS, RD, LD
Molly Wangsgaard, MS, RD, LD
PsyMed, Inc.

8140 Walnut Hill Ln., Suite 308
Dallas, Texas 75231
(214) 348-5557

Melanie Wilder, RD/LD

5425 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 200
Plano, Texas 75024
(972) 599-9600

Amber Odom, RDN, LD

Registered Dietitian
Amber Odom Nutrition, LLC
(469) 223-2602
Consultations will be via Telehealth only.
Currently accepting BCBS insurance.

Mary Cabral, RD/LD
Rudog Nutrition
(972) 880-8443

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