We have a team of bariatric physicians (bariatricians) and medical weight loss specialists who will help you adapt to a new diet both before and after bariatric surgery. We will design a plan to help you avoid food intolerances and other nutritional considerations specific to your post-operative journey.
Expect to be on liquid diet for 2 weeks after weight loss surgery. Over time, you’ll start to eat soft foods and then solid foods. If you eat too much or too fast, you may have abdominal pain or may vomit. In time, you will learn how to know when your new stomach is full.
Your body will change and you will now need to develop good, healthy eating habits to adapt to that change. Some advice we give is slow down!
Here are a few tips to help you develop Mindful Eating.
- Set aside at least 30 to 45 minutes for your meal. Explain to your friends and family members that you can’t just rush through a meal.
- Take small bites, chewing each bite of your food 20 times.
- Look at what you eat; don’t just “fade out’’ while eating. Pay attention to how food tastes and smells. Learn to appreciate food, not see it as something that hurts you.
- Don’t over-indulge. When you’re full, stop eating. You’ll find you will get full much more quickly than before you had weight loss surgery.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Eat a variety of healthy foods.
- Make sure your diet includes lean protein.
- Take your doctor-recommended supplements .
If you have any questions, please call our Program Coordinator at 1-877-934-9355.