Obesity is a silent killer and a precursor of many diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cholesterol related issues, PCOD, joint related problems, lung and liver disease etc. And, bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment option for patients with severe obesity.
Role & Importance of Bariatric Diet
Food and diet are an integral part of any culture and the aim of bariatric surgery is not to take away the joy from diet. With rising levels of obesity, there is an increase in the number of bariatric operations across the world and in India. A healthy diet is an integral part of the post-bariatric surgery management. Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, a renowned bariatric surgeon from Mumbai, along with her team of qualified nutritionists- Mariam Lakdawala and Miloni Shah Sancheti, both of whom are experienced registered dieticians, along with other experts from India and abroad have curated a collection of unique easy-to-make healthy recipes that can be helpful for patients undergoing bariatric surgery.There are some very interesting recipes in this book such as gram dal and cabbage pancakes, ragi tikkis, healthy sliders and so on.
“When it comes to post bariatric surgery diet, a lot of recipe books are available in the western world that can help patients. However, till now, no such dietary resource was available for Indian patients. Indian diet is unique and very different from the Western diet and the recipes in this book will go a long way to help patients to cope up with post-surgery requirements, ” sums Dr. Aparna.