Studies have proven that bariatric surgery is a great way to help you limit the amount of food you eat and to facilitate weight loss. Recently, new research has even shown that weight loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure adult-onset diabetes in those that are not obese.
Weight loss surgery requires a great deal of after-care and following instructions. Every patient will discover that they need to adapt their diet and lifestyle in order to achieve the maximum success and feel a sense of achievement. However, it is important to remember that no person is the same. Each body will react differently throughout the recovery process and so every lifestyle plan is different. It is essential to follow the correct after-surgery guidelines, because weight loss will start rapidly and immediately after surgery. Therefore, proper nutrition becomes all the more important.
The post-surgical diet will roll out as follows:
- Liquid Diet (1-2 weeks after surgery)
- Modified liquid diet (3-4 weeks after surgery)
- Soft Foods (5 weeks after surgery)
- Full Solid Foods (6 weeks after surgery)
Of course this is only a general timeline and it can change based on the patient’s ability to heal and tolerate foods. Your surgeon will offer you a tailored meal plan to balance nutritional requirements with healthy weight loss.