Do’s and Don’ts after Your Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery can seem to be an exciting option initially especially because it helps you enhance your looks and appearance and further shed excessive fat to a considerable extent. However, life after your weight loss surgery can be extremely difficult as it requires you to follow a strict diet pattern, regular exercising routine and further tweak your lifestyle in numerous other ways. This can be quite a challenge as you will have to constantly monitor the food you eat and make sure that you are making the right choice every time you are at the dining table.

How does it feel?

Life after your weight loss surgery isn’t simple. Once you have lost some extra kilos, you will feel cold or tired on certain occasions. Apart from this, you will also experience other conditions such as body aches, change of mood, dry skin problems, hair thinning etc. However, these complications should vanish gradually even as the body gets accustomed to the idea of shedding weight and your weight stabilizes. You will also have to work hard to feel psychologically and mentally fit and stable. Also, make sure that you follow all the steps recommended by your doctor. Ideally, your doctor will suggest that you eat food that consists of vitamins and are high in protein.

Effects on Drinking and Eating Habits

Given that weight loss surgery can result in significant changes in the body contour and shape, you may find that you have lost saggy or excess skin as well as muscle mass in areas such as thighs, buttocks, upper arms and belly. After the surgery, you will have to consume food in pureed or liquid form for a minimum of two to three weeks. The doctor will ask you to add soft food items gradually and later on (after six weeks) you will have adopted a normal diet pattern completely.

emember, life after your weight loss surgery will bring along with a set of challenges such as you will feel full quickly and will have to chew each and every bite very slowly. Since the opening of your stomach’s pouch will become smaller in size, food, if not chewed properly will cause vomiting or even pain underneath the breastbone. Besides, your body will require a minimum of thirty minutes to digest meals. Also, you will have to eat as many as six smaller meals in the entire day instead of consuming three large meals. In fact, eating snacks in between meals will have to be strictly avoided. Typically, you will face problems while eating certain food items such as rice, pasta, bread, meats, raw vegetables and sticky or dry food items.

Post surgery you must drink water in large quantities and stick to food items such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits and protein, all at regular intervals. Also, make sure you do not consume food once your stomach is full and avoid items that are rich in calories, carbohydrates, sugar and fat. Overall, remember that you must eat nutritious and vitamin-rich food and visit your doctor regularly.

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About Ferland Manuel

Dr, Manuel Ferland is health care specialist,