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Weight Loss Surgery Shopping Companion


Specifies over 180 WLS food products


Understand the packaged products


Justin Hawke & Sally Johnston: Accredited Practising Dietitian & Accredited Nutritionist

Are you tired of spending too long in the supermarket, staring at the endless array of packaged food but not knowing where to start?

Navigating the supermarket and the ever-growing range of products available can be an enormous challenge. Many Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) patients feel overwhelmed trying to make the best choices and feel lost and confused.

The Weight Loss Surgery Shopping Companion shows you exactly what to look for on the nutrition information panel for over 30 different food categories.

This shopping companion is a step by step through a wide range of product categories to help decide on the best choices for post-surgery requirements.

Carefully formulated to target your concerns.

Stay on Track

Help you navigate the packaged products available throughout the supermarket.

Understand Nutritional Information Panel

It shows you exactly what to look for on the nutrition information panel.

Use Nutritious Food Products

Provides over 180 specific food products that you can confidently add to your trolley.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Qualified Nutritionists are here to help you make the best choice when it comes to you and your health.

Nutrition labels are on any packaged food item and apply to produce and meat products - providing valuable information on food quality.

After Weight Loss Surgery, the type of food you consume, quantity and quality will significantly change.

The nutrition label on packaged food items can be a cheat sheet to help you make healthy food choices and habits. It will ensure you eat nutrient-dense foods after surgery since malnutrition is a potential side effect of Bariatric Surgery.

A selection guideline of;

  • Grains
  • Meat & Meat Alternatives
  • Dairy & Alternatives
  • Fats & Oils
  • Ready to Eat Meals
  • Snacks
  • Protein Bars, Balls, Powders & Shakes
  • Sauces, Condiments & Dressings

1. Start at the top

2. Limit poor nutrients (total fat, cholesterol, sodium)

3. Focus on protein

4. Assess carbohydrates

5. Go for vitamins and minerals

  • Look at the calories: The top of the food label lists the number of calories and the serving size. You should aim for low-calorie, nutrient-dense foods in your diet after Bariatric Surgery.
  • Consider the serving size: Serving size is listed just under the calorie level, where calorie and nutrient values listed are per serving. 
  • Check the nutrients: Food labels list all nutrients and tell you how much you’ll get per serving.