Even after having taken the most important step to undergone bariatric surgery, the battle isn’t over yet. Now, while you heal, you need to change your eating habits as well. Your doctors and dieticians at the best weight loss surgery centre in Jalandhar will tell you all about the dos and don’ts besides what supplements you would need. They would typically put you on liquid diet before initiating you to solid foods.
Just for your reference we’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts.
- Drink no less than 2 ltrs. of fluid every day.
- Sip liquids between meals, not with meals.
- Eat and drink slowly
- Eat lean, protein-rich foods
- Chew foods thoroughly
- Avoid foods with little nutritional value like pastries, sweets and chips.
- Alcohol is high in calories and it’s a complete no-no post-surgery.
- Avoid having dry foods as you can’t have water with meals.
- Starchy foods like bread, rice, and pasta should be avoided.
- Don’t eat hard-to-digest fibrous vegetables like celery, corn, broccoli, cabbage, and asparagus.
- Skip fatty foods like butter, whole milk, hard cheeses or sausage.
- Any sugary drink like caffeine, soda needs to be avoided.
- Complete multivitamins.
- Vitamin B12.
- Calcium with Vitamin D.
- Iron and Vitamin C.
- Vitamin D.
If you don’t follow your diet properly, you may face complications like
- Dumping syndrome: If too much food enters small intestine rapidly, you may experience nausea, vomiting, dizziness and diarrhoea.
- Dehydration: Because you aren’t supposed to drink fluids with your meals, some people become dehydrated.
- Constipation: Lack of fibre or fluid can cause constipation.
- Stomach blockage: Food can block the opening of your stomach which can cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Call your doctor at best weight loss surgery centre in Jalandhar if symptoms persist for more than two days.
- Weight gain or no loss: If you gain weight or fail to lose it, talk to your doctor.
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