After undergoing bariatric surgery, it will take some time to fully recover, and your eating habits may never fully be the same. However, that is hardly something to fret over; the benefits of the surgery and the new body that comes with it will far exceed the change in diet.
While your doctor will give you a stricter diet and rules to follow immediately following your surgery, your eating options will open up as time goes on.
The important thing to remember for bariatric patients is to follow a high-protein, low fat, and low sugar diet. A few other tips to keep in mind: always eat your protein first, followed by the vegetables, fruit, and finally the carbohydrate.
Choose a lean protein (with any visible fat removed), and aim for low fat and low sugar. 3 meals a day is a good goal (much like it was pre-surgery), with smaller snacks in between as needed- but be wary of developing a “grazing” habit. Eat slowly, chew well, drink plenty of fluids, and of course, do not forget to take your multivitamin.
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