The gastric bypass diet is designed to help you transition back to eating solid foods with ease. The speed at which you progress through the different stages of the diet depends on how quickly your body recovers and adjusts to the new eating habits. Generally, you can start eating regular food about three months after the surgery. Initially, you may feel full quickly and not be very hungry, so you can only eat small amounts.
It is normal to not be able to eat much in the days immediately following the surgery. However, your appetite should improve in the weeks that follow. Dr. Chris Eagon offers life-changing treatment for obesity through minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures such as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. The gastric bypass diet is divided into four phases.
During the first phase, you will be on a liquid diet for two weeks. This will give your stomach time to heal and adjust to the new size. During this time, you should drink plenty of fluids and avoid carbonated drinks. You should also avoid drinking fluids with meals. In the second phase, you will move on to a pureed diet for two weeks.
This means that all of your food should be blended or pureed until it is smooth and creamy. You should also avoid eating any solid foods during this time. In the third phase, you will move on to a soft diet for two weeks. This means that all of your food should be cooked until it is soft and easy to chew. You should also avoid eating any hard or crunchy foods during this time. In the fourth and final phase, you will move on to a regular diet.
This means that you can eat all types of foods as long as they are healthy and nutritious. You should also avoid eating any processed or sugary foods during this time. It is important to remember that the gastric bypass diet is not a quick fix for weight loss. It is a long-term lifestyle change that requires dedication and commitment in order to be successful. If you follow the diet correctly, you should be able to return to eating normally within three months of your surgery.