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Preparing Your Home for the Diet After Gastric Bypass

Diet After Gastric Bypass

The diet after gastric bypass is what you will be following for the first 2 to 8 weeks after you have your weight loss surgery. This diet is going to be completely different than anything you are probably used to. The important thing is that you understand what you are allowed to eat and that you are ready for the bariatric surgery diet when you return from surgery.

If you have a Roux-en-Y you will have a longer recovery time than a person that has the lap band and you feel less like doing things to care for yourself, including dealing with your meals. You are allowed baby food, liquid protein, and pureed strained foods. Nothing should have more than 10 grams of sugar in it and the lower the better. When selecting a liquid protein, choose one that has at least 10 grams of protein per 8 ounces and you can find some that 15-20 grams per 8 ounces.

Liquid protein and baby food are the easiest to manage. Liquid protein can be purchased premixed or in powder form where you just add water and shake. Foods that are purred and strained will take more work, but it can be done prior to your surgery, frozen and thawed before meal time.

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The protein shakes and pureed foods will give you more protein than baby food. It is difficult to get all the protein that you need in a day (60 grams). So, the more than you can get in your foods of choice the better off you are going to be. If you are going to strain and puree, you want to make sure to choose a food that is high in protein diet after gastric bypass.

Take a few weeks to think about the foods that sound good to you. You will not feel like eating much and anything that is going to motivate you to get the necessary nutrients in liquid form is going to work. It is important that you have it in your home when you get home from the hospital because you will not feel like going out to stock your cupboards after your surgery.

Many bariatric patients make protein shakes a permanent part of their diet. They make it easy to get a lot of protein with few calories. Being successful at losing weight, whether you have had obesity surgery or not, is still about making lifestyle changes.

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