Choose our Clinique Michel Gagner Dietitians
Our registered dietitians have the experience and the necessary qualifications to provide you with nutrition advice. As part of a leading surgical clinic in weight loss, the Dietitians know the latest developments in bariatric surgery and its related fields.
We create personalized plans tailored to each patient's specific needs and goals.
We go the extra mile by providing ongoing support and follow-ups to help you stay on track and achieve your weight loss goals.
Who is a candidate for nutrition consults within a bariatric setting?
Patients who are overweight but are not considered candidates for surgery
Patients who have been advised against undergoing anesthesia for surgery
Patients who prefer a non-surgical approach to achieve their weight-loss goal.
What can our dietitians help you with?
Developing a healthy eating plan that fits your needs and goals. We guide you on your dietary habits, nutrition deficiencies or imbalances, and medical or dietary restrictions.
Providing education on healthy food choices and portion control. Need help with choosing nutrient-dense foods? The impact of macronutrients on weight loss, and informed choices when shopping for food.
We provide the “Clinique Michel Gagner MD Portion Guide” approach to help you learn how to incorporate balanced snacks/meals into a healthy lifestyle.
Helping you to create a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
Get answers to your questions
The overall dietary pattern of an individual is a much stronger determinant in causing diabetes rather than sugar. A diet containing all food groups is ideal for healthy weight loss and long term maintenance. Choose foods which contain added sugars less often. As a part of a healthy diet incorporate: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes.
The idea that carbohydrates can cause weight gain may be due to the fact that they have an effect on insulin. Insulin helps cells in the body uptake glucose (breakdown of carbohydrates) and use it for energy. White bread, chips, or cake which do not contain fiber and proteins cause blood sugar to rise quickly. Whereas, foods such as brown rice and legumes contain fiber and proteins, therefore, they cause a slower rise in blood sugar. When eaten in moderation and in accordance with Canada’s Food Guide ¼ of the plate, carbohydrates are an important component of a healthy diet. An example of 2 servings of carbohydrates to incorporate in a meal: 2 slices of whole grain bread, 1 cup sweet potato, or 2/3 cup brown rice. For a snack, 1 serving of carbohydrates could be 2/3 cup yogurt or 1 apple.
These diets are not sustainable in the long term. Instead, aim for a balanced plate at every meal by including color, pleasure and satiety:
1. Add color through vegetables
2. Promote satiety through protein-rich foods
3. Complement your plate with your favorite complex carbohydrates
Did you know we have a support group?
Your questions and concerns have most likely been asked and answered in our support group. Moderated by our dietitian's, nurses, and staff. We provide you with reliable patient education and resources to help you throughout this life-changing process.