Thousands of people are choosing bariatric surgery (also known as obesity surgery or weight loss surgery) as a tool in their journey to better health. Many people will be advised to follow a meal replacement program prior to surgery to make surgery safer and less complicated. Meal replacement programs should also include â€˜low energy foodsâ€™ which provide fiber, vitamins and minerals, but very little energy (calories or kilojoules) whilst on the program. These foods are the basis for the recipes used in this book. Written by an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist who has worked with hundreds of people undergoing bariatric surgery. Add some flavour to your journey with Bariatric Nutrition Essentials!