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What can I eat after gastric bypass surgery?

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

What can I eat after gastric bypass surgery?

A significant change is observed in the appetite and feeling of fullness in people who have gastric bypass surgery. The patient will eat less at each meal compared to his previous habits. For example;

• A small amount of water and liquid can be taken on the first day after the operation. (Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, tea, coffee, and watery soup can be drunk.)

• Puree-type foods can be eaten during the first 4-6 weeks after the surgery.

• Less solid foods can be consumed after this diet.

Your surgeon will advise you on the diet you should follow. The basic rules about nutrition after gastric bypass surgery are:

• Pureed foods should have the consistency of baby food and be fluid. You can do this with blender or food processor-type kitchen appliances. Add liquids such as broth, sauce, and juice to your puree.

• At the beginning, be careful to eat 2-3 tablespoons. It will be better for your health if it is eaten slowly and in small bites.

• You should stop eating as soon as the feeling of satiety occurs. People with gastric bypass may experience a feeling of fullness as chest pain and tightness.

• It is ideal to consume at least 2 liters of water or liquid daily. Fluid consumption should be between meals, not while eating. Consumption of carbonated drinks should be avoided.

• After the first four weeks, you can start feeding with pureed foods. While consuming these foods, care should be taken to chew them well. Bread and red meat consumption are more difficult in the early stages.

• A healthy and balanced diet is essential to maintain weight loss in the following periods.

Adequate protein intake should be provided for your body. Carbohydrate consumption should be reduced, and foods containing excessive sugar should not be eaten. Eating foods containing too much sugar can cause dumping syndrome.

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