Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition builds a foundation for optimal health and losing weight.

While good nutrition is vital for everyone, it is especially important for those who plan to or have had bariatric surgery.

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent in Houston, TX, provides comprehensive nutritional counseling for all his bariatric patients.

Obesity and Nutrition The Direct Link Between an Unhealthy Diet and Weight Gain

Many obesity-related disorders are a direct result of poor nutrition over the years. When it comes to a healthy diet, there are two main factors to consider:

How Much You Are Eating

The average man requires around 2,500 calories per day, while the average woman needs around 2,000. In today's world with fast food on nearly every corner, cheap sweets at the grocery store, and snacks in every checkout line, it can be easy to consume considerably more calories than what is needed. Eating in excess once every blue moon probably isn't going to lead to significant weight gain, but if you consistently eat more than your daily recommendation and are not burning off the excess calories, significant weight gain and obesity will most likely occur.

What You Are Eating

Arguably more important than how much you are eating is what you are eating. Nutrition is more than just calories: it is also the types of nutrients you are getting from your food. This is especially important for people who have just undergone bariatric surgery, as they will only be able to consume a small amount each day. A diet rich in nutrient-dense foods with plenty of vitamins, lean proteins, and healthy fats—such as fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts—can help support weight loss and your overall health. 

Ready to Get Started But Unsure How?

Contact Our Houston, Texas, Practice

If this feels overwhelming and you're thinking, "Where do I begin?" — you're not alone. Breaking eating habits you've been building for years can be very challenging, and it's easy to slide back into old ways. Luckily, Dr. Laurent and the team at Northwest Endosurgical are here to help you tackle this challenge and create new, healthy habits for life. 

Our customized nutritional plans developed by our registered dietitian and Dr. Laurent will give you the blueprint to start and maintain healthy eating habits. We can help take the guesswork out of finding healthy, nutritional foods and knowing how much you should eat. During your consultation at our bariatric surgery office in Houston, TX, nutrition will be discussed in great detail to ensure you can make healthy choices that will help you achieve and maintain your dream results. Your diet may also be modified to optimize your health as your body composition changes. 

Our continued nutrition counseling will help ensure your bariatric surgery is a success. We are here to be your resource throughout your weight loss journey. Reach out to us today to get started.

(281) 921-1890

"They may have helped save my life."

"The team at Northwest Endosurgical is amazing.  A summarization of their practice could be, "We Care, and We'll Help You Get There".  They are very good at what they do.  Dr. St. Laurent made me very confident and comfortable during and after the procedure.  The dieticians are excellent.  They are very patient and supportive.  The team stands out by providing accountability and care, without shaming.  The entire staff works in sync with you and the rest of the team.  What else is there to write; they may have helped save my life."

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Good Nutrition Doesn't Mean Bad Food


Eating healthy doesn't mean you have to eat food you don't like. Our registered dietitian can be your resource on how to choose and prepare foods that are not only nutritious, but also taste great! We want to establish habits that can last you a lifetime, so we make nutrition plans that are realistic and something you want to stick with. Learn more by contacting our Houston, Texas, practice.

The Importance of Nutrition Counseling

After Bariatric Surgery

The right nutrition is especially important after undergoing bariatric surgery since changes in eating habits are required to experience positive results. Some patients also experience "dumping" syndrome, a condition in which food enters the small intestine too quickly. This can prevent nutrients from being absorbed properly.

Dr. Laurent and our dietitians will ensure you are getting the nutrients you need to not only support weight loss, but also your physical and mental well-being. 

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Susan Loocke


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 Dr. St. Laurent sat down and listened to my issues. He did not give me the impression he had any other patients- I was the number one and only focus during my visit. He explained my issues as well as did a really good drawing to make sure I understood.  Highly impressed.

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Marie Stockdick


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Very professional
The entire staff and doctors were the best in every aspect.
Friendly and explain things in a way you can understand.
You leave with a feel good feeling about yourself.

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent

Northwest Endosurgical

At Northwest Endosurgical in Houston, Texas, Dr. Matthew St. Laurent helps patients achieve dramatic weight loss and improved health through bariatric surgery. Dr. St. Laurent is one of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in greater Houston, and he is affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • The Obesity Action Coalition
  • The American Medical Association
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

To schedule a consultation, book online or give us a call at (281) 921-1890.

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