Many patients stress about the best diet decisions to make after surgery. That is where a nutritionist for bariatric surgery can come in handy.
Post Gastric Bypass Surgery Goals
During gastric bypass surgery the layout of your stomach has changed and shrunk which means the goal of any diet following surgery will be the following:
- To allow for the stomach to heal fully.
- To minimize the risk of stretching your stomach.
- To allow your body to adjust to eating smaller portions of food and meals.
- To safely digest food.
- To avoid surgical side effects.
- To help you lose weight.
- To avoid weight gain.
What Should My Diet Consist of After Weight Loss Surgery?
There are a lot of differing opinions about the best diet plan for patients who have recently undergone weight loss surgery.
However, the goal is always to ease your body into returning to eat and process solid foods.
Depending on how quickly you are able to heal and adjust to the new way of eating, you may move from one stage to another faster or slower than others.
However, most patients are able to eat regular food around three months after surgery.
During every stage the following rules remain true:
- Drink at least 64 ounces of fluid per day.
- Drink liquid between meals and not during.
- Eat and drink slowly and chew thoroughly.
- Stick to lean proteins each day.
- Avoid fat and sugar as well as alcohol and caffeine.
Find a Nutritionist for Weight Loss Surgery
At Maryland Bariatrics our team of surgeons are uniquely qualified to help our patients meet their weight loss goals for a healthier life before, during, and after weight loss surgery.
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If you are interested in scheduling a consultation at Maryland Bariatrics, please call us today to speak with a member of our team at 301-965-0546.