Post-Surgery Diet Modifications

The modifications made to your gastrointestinal tract will require permanent changes in your eating habits that must be adhered to for weight loss success. Post-surgery dietary guidelines will vary by surgeon. You may hear of other patients who are given different guidelines following their weight loss surgery that encourage weight loss success. It is important to remember that every surgeon does not perform the exact same weight loss surgery procedure and that the dietary guidelines will be different for each surgeon and each type of procedure. What is most important is that you adhere strictly to your surgeon's recommended guidelines so you too can achieve the weight loss success you desire. The following are some of the generally accepted dietary guidelines a weight loss surgery patient may encounter:

  • GUIDELINES FOR WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS
  • When you start eating solid food it is essential that you chew thoroughly. You will not be able to eat steaks or other chunks of meat if they are not ground or chewed thoroughly.
  • Don't drink fluids while eating. They will make you feel full before you have consumed enough food.
  • Omit desserts and other items with sugar listed as one of the first three ingredients.
  • Omit carbonated drinks, high-calorie nutritional supplements, milk shakes, high-fat foods and foods with high fiber content.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Limit snacking between meals.

This information provided by Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.


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