Diet After Weight Loss Surgery / Gregory Schroder, MD, FACS

Diet After Weight Loss Surgery / Gregory Schroder, MD, FACS


– So, what’s recovery like
after weight loss surgery? Well, the first myth to get rid of is, you don’t have to blenderize your food. Nobody has to put their
put their food in a blender and then drink it. After your surgery, you’ll
be on a liquid diet, what we call full liquids,
with protein shakes for the first two weeks after surgery. Following that, depending on
the type of surgery you have, you’ll be on what we
call a soft, mushy diet. After that, you’ll gradually
advance over the next two to four weeks, to regular food. Once you’re on regular food,
you will gradually increase the type of foods, and the texture of the foods that you eat. So that you will eventually,
within six to eight weeks, get back to regular foods,
just in smaller amounts, chewing your food thoroughly, and making sure you eat very slowly. One of the biggest things
we want you to focus on after surgery, is
drinking a lot of fluids. Your body, now that it has this tool, is breaking down fat and trying to get rid of those byproducts. And the most important thing you need after surgery is water. The other thing you need is protein. And we’ll have protein
supplements, and different ways of getting protein, to make
sure you get about 60 to 80 grams of protein a day in your diet.

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