Can You Still Be a Foodie After Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Over time, you'll be able to return to eating and digesting foods with different textures and ingredients. So, life after bariatric surgery isn't much different and you'll soon be able to eat just about anything. Food is an important part of our lives. Therefore, it's no surprise that social eating can be difficult for bariatric patients after putting on a gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, SIPS surgery, or abdominal banding.We often find that many patients become anxious when faced with the possibility of eating out after bariatric surgery.

What if we told you that you don't have to say “no” to enjoying a social diet after your weight-loss surgery? The truth is that you can still live your life to the fullest and enjoy a social diet after bariatric surgery. In fact, it's easier than you think. At the beginning of the fourth week after bariatric surgery, patients can begin introducing soft foods that are easier to chew, such as cooked vegetables that are not “fibrous”, canned fruits, boiled and soft chicken, fish and eggs at this stage.Although foods such as bread, rice and bread are soft, they stick together and can cause nausea in patients, so they should be avoided. The soft food diet will last for two weeks.

Dr. Chris Eagon offers life-changing treatment for obesity through minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures, including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

Genevieve Szulimowski
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