The Importance of Protein

Your body needs additional protein during the period of rapid weight loss to maintain your muscle mass. Protein is also required to have a healthy metabolism.  Patricia Balducci-Espiritu RD CDE CDN is the registered dietitian at LI Obesity Surgery. Patti has 20 years of experience in the field of nutrition and works with our patients’ pre and post-operatively to educate and counsel them on the various stages of the Bariatric diet as well as suggesting behavioral changes for long-term weight loss success. Don’t hesitate to call us with your questions at 631-351-2024.