What to eat? How to eat? After the surgery.
Post Surgery Diet Restrictions and Guidelines
How to eat after Bariatric Surgery?
Your new stomach pouch holds only a tablespoonful of food at first, about the size of a walnut. You do not want to stretch it out, so do not eat more than your doctor recommends.
Do not swallow food until it is smooth. The opening between your new stomach pouch and your intestines is very small. Food that is not chewed well can block this opening.
Take at least 30 minutes to eat a meal. If you vomit or have pain under your breastbone during or after eating, you may be eating too fast.
Eat 6 small meals throughout the day instead of 3 big meals. Do not snack between meals.
STOP EATING AS SOON AS YOU ARE FULL.
Do NOT use a straw, since it brings air in your stomach
What to eat after Bariatric Surgery?
Avoid drinks that have sugar, fructose, or corn syrup in them. You should also avoid carbonated drinks (drinks with bubbles).
Follow your diet carefully. Your doctor will teach you about foods you should eat and foods you should avoid. It is very important to follow your diet.
Some patients need to take vitamin, protein and mineral supplements for life, to compensate for the nutrients that you’re no longer able to absorb through the bypassed parts of your stomach and intestine.
Eat mostly protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Do NOT eat foods that contain a lot of fats, sugar, or carbohydrates.
These foods may cause some pain or discomfort when you eat them:
• Pasta, rice, bread
• Raw vegetables
• Any dry, sticky, or stringy food