Diet After Bariatric Surgery To Ensure Good Health

Diet after bariatric surgery is what you will be following for the first 2 to 8 weeks after you have your weight loss surgery. The diet is going to be completely different than anything you are probably used to. The most important thing is, you need to understand what you are allowed to eat and that you are completely ready for diet after bariatric surgery.

For initial two weeks, you will be completely on liquid diet. Bariatric patients should strictly follow the right dietary guidelines recommended by the surgeon or dietician. Here is the sample diet plan after bariatric surgery for 10-12 weeks:

Day one- three: During this period, you are only allowed to take only liquids.

  • Liquids: Take only high protein liquids, water and beverages like decaffeinated and unsweetened tea.
  • Soft foods: You are not allowed to consume soft foods during this period.
  • Solid foods: You are not allowed to take solid foods during this period.

Three-four weeks: In this period, you are allowed to take liquids and few soft foods.

  • Liquid foods: Take skim milk, low calorie liquids containing high proteins and broth.
  • Soft foods: Soft foods and pureed foods with no pieces in the paste form.
  • Solid foods: You are not allowed to take any solid foods during this period.

Four-eight weeks: During this period, you are allowed to take liquids and some soft foods.

  • Liquid foods: Take liquids that are high in protein, water diluted juice, decaffeinated tea and coffee.
  • Soft foods: You can consume eggs, meat, yogurt, tofu, fat-free beans, soups, oatmeal, softened vegetable, very dry toast, soft lettuce, potatoes.
  • Solid foods: During this period, you are not allowed to take any solid foods.

Ten-twelve weeks: In this time, you can take liquids, soft foods as well as some solid foods.

  • Liquid foods: You can start consuming high protein liquids.
  • Soft foods: You can take low-fat, low calories, fat free, sugar free and high protein foods.
  • Solid foods: Start taking seafood; ground pork, chicken, beef and tender; lean meats; tofu; fruits and vegetables

The above mentioned diet after bariatric surgery is good for every patient. Similar to some foods that you need to take, there are certain foods that you need to avoid, such as:

  • Fried and junk foods
  • Crunchy foods such as nuts, chips, popcorn, raw veggies, fruit skins and iceberg lettuce
  • High-fat foods such as mayonnaise, whole milk, cream, sour cheese, hard cheeses, desserts, salad dressings and bacon
  • Sticky foods like macaroni, pasta, cheese, peanut butter, and rice
  • Tough meats or rubbery textured foods like hot dogs, steak and salami

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13. March 2013 23:55 by bariactric | Comments (0) | Permalink

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