Diet & Nutritional Support
What nutritional support can I expect?
When you choose the Peak Specialist Surgical Weight Loss Program, you can expect to receive expert nutritional support, guidance and advice before and after your procedure.
As part of the program package, you will receive the following from our expert team of Dietitians…
- Access to the latest body composition equipment and nutritional analysis tools to provide accurate assessment of your individual needs and careful monitoring of your progress,
- Six consultations with our Specialist Dieticians,
- Email support between visits as required,
- An extended exercise prescription appointment is also available (please ask us for details),
- The Portion Perfection for Bariatrics Kit. The complete kit comes with a bariatric portion plate, a portion bowl and a handy pocket sized snack bible so you know exactly what to buy and how much to eat.
When will I see a Dietician?
A typical timeline for your visits may include:
- 1st visit: prior to your surgery
- 2nd visit: 2 weeks post-procedure
- 3rd visit: 4 weeks post-procedure
- 4th visit: 8 weeks post-procedure
- 5th visit: 12 weeks post-procedure
- 6th visit: 12 month review appointment.
Our dietitians will liaise with your treatment team including your general practitioner to ensure plans meet your needs and your healthcare team remains informed. Each visit your practitioner will review your progress, discuss any issues you are having, provide education or strategy around those problems and agree on a goal for behavioural change to focus on until the next consultation.
Peak nutrition appointments will be held at Great Ideas In Nutrition. You have the choice of two office locations – Coolangatta or Broadbeach. Our patients will be supported in their weight-loss journey by Amanda Clark, Laura Hosking and Erika Harman.
Additional appointments may be arranged as required on a standard fee for service basis. Health fund and Medicare rebates may apply.
Who will provide support?
Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian, Advanced Accredited Nutritionist.
Amanda Clark is an award winning dietitian with over 25 years’ experience. She has supported over 1,000 individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery.
Amanda lends her extensive experience to the Peak Specialist Surgical Weight Loss Program and all of our patients benefit from her in-depth knowledge as well as the many nutritional support tools she has personally developed.
Amanda acknowledges that changing eating behaviours is difficult and often requires a varying array of strategies. Amanda is the author of Portion Perfection for Bariatrics, a pictorial eating manual for post-surgery portion control.
Amanda is also called upon regularly to contribute her knowledge for stories in national media, education for dietitians and research. In 2010 Amanda was proud to be called upon to provide her expert nutritional input into the development of ‘Bandbuddies Nutrichew’, a multivitamin specific for band and sleeve owners.
Amanda’s practice, Great Ideas in Nutrition focusses on practical teaching tools that work, with individualised selection of strategies based on client needs.
Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist.
Laura combines exercise and diet expertise to provide well rounded advice on weight management. Laura provides diet consultations and plans individualised exercise programs to work with existing injuries or conditions. Laura coordinates with a local gym and can instruct you in their facilities, or provide a home program.
Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist.
Erika brings 25 years of experience to our Broadbeach practice and a strong background in weight management and women’s health issues. Erika is available fortnightly. If you would like to attend our Broadbeach practice, appointments are taken through our Coolangatta office, please state your preference when booking.