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Recommendations After Surgery:
Weight loss after the procedure will depend on several factors including:
  • The type of surgery performed
  • Patient's age and weight prior to surgery
  • Overall health of patient
  • Motivation of patient and support from family members, friends, and healthcare providers
  • Follow up care, ability and commitment to exercise, and maintain dietary guidelines
  • Follow up care services include consultations with Surgeon/nutritionist/nurse, support groups and bariatric rehabilitation
  • Activities allowed after Weight Loss Surgery include:
  • No strenuous exercise for six weeks.
  • Driving is allowed once not taking pain medications.
  • Consider exercising at least 5 times per week once you are cleared by your surgeon
  • Your healthcare team will advise you when to return to work and when you are able to resume normal activities.

 

Diet Plan after Weight Loss Surgery:
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy patients needs to follow each phase of diet for two consecutive weeks
  • Gastric Band and Gastric Bypass patients need to follow each phase of diet for one week
  • Phase/Week 1: Thin Liquids ex; clear liquids
  • Phase/Week 2: Soft, Moist, Mushy Food ex; yogurt, cottage cheese
  • Phase/Week 3: Soft Food ex; chicken salad, eggs, shrimp, flaky fish
  • Phase/Week 4+: Regular Food

 

Recommendations:
  • Drink at least 64 oz. of non caloric beverages throughout the course of the day
  • Sip small amounts of liquids, after surgery the stomach is tiny and cannot hold large amount of liquid
  • Avoid drinking 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after a meal
  • Avoid using straws after surgery because it allows air into the stomach
  • No carbonated beverages or beverages containing sugar
  • Avoid skipping meals or eating less than 3 times per day
  • Eat slowly, it should take at least 30 minutes to eat a meal
  • Chew food very well, the smaller the piece of food the better it is to digest

 

 

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