NEA Baptist Weight Loss Surgery

Nutrition

Weight loss surgery is a lifestyle change. Diet adjustments will need to be made because of the changes that were made to the stomach during surgery. It is very important to adhere to your surgeon's diet recommendations. 

Eating Habits 
• Chew food slowly and thoroughly, to reduce it to very small pieces. Grinding the meat before eating it may be helpful.

• Wait two to three minutes between bites.

• Drink fluids at a time other than when eating, to avoid a premature feeling of fullness that may cause nausea. 

• Avoid eating foods high in sugar and fat, such as non-diet soda, juices, high-calorie nutritional supplements and milkshakes. 

• Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits and take the vitamin and nutrition supplements prescribed by a physician. 

• Be careful with alcohol. It is absorbed and metabolized much more rapidly after surgery. Alcohol consumption can cause ulcers in the stomach pouch or intestine. 

• Plan meal times, and avoid snacking. Eat several small meals per day because of the stomach's smaller capacity. 

Daily Diet
Review the example of a typical diet for a weight loss surgery patient.