Diet

Your Diet is a very important part of medical weight loss Leading up to and after your Bariatric Surgery your Diet is very important. Diet recommendations and restrictions may vary from patient to patient but they generally follow the same approach to ease back into solid foods. Your doctor or dietitian will talk to you about your specific diet restrictions and explain what types of food and how much you can eat at every meal.

  • Eat and drink slowly. Take at least 30 to 60 mins to eat each meal and 60 mins to drink 1 cup of liquid.
  • Keep meals small. Eat six times a day. Each meal should include about a half-cup to 1 cup of food.
  • Drink liquids between meals. You’ll need to drink at least 8 cups of fluids a day. But avoid drinking too much liquid at or around mealtime.
  • Chew food thoroughly. Take small bites of food and chew them to a pureed consistency before swallowing.
  • Focus on high-protein foods. Eat these foods before you eat other foods in your meal.
  • Avoid foods that are high in fat and sugar. These foods travel quickly through your digestive system and cause dumping syndrome.
  • Take recommended vitamin and mineral supplements. After surgery your body won’t be able to absorb enough nutrients from your food. You will need to take a multivitamin supplement every day.

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