After all, it brought you to the point of needing weight loss surgery. At the end of the day, it will save you some dinero. Slowly add soft foods to your meals and snacks. Gastric bypass surgery is a lifesaving procedure. Gastric Sleeve. On the contrary, if you ever go off the diet, you will gradually regain the weight lost. Talk to your doctor about stopping certain medications prior to surgery. Sip small amounts slowly throughout the day. Anonymous October 28, am Reply. Lap Band Complications October 3,
Throughout my career as a bariatric surgeon, I have seen hundreds of patients prior to their bariatric surgery. I have explained to them all the requirements needed in order to qualify for surgery and by far the one requirement that always makes them hesitant is the 2 weeks Pre Bariatric Surgery Liquid Diet. It is recommended to keep the calorie count between calories per day. For more details regarding what to eat during these 2 weeks see my previous blog post link below. Hopefully, after you finish reading the post all your questions regarding Why a liquid diet? The seven reasons are not placed in any particular order. In my opinion, ALL are important in many different ways. On the Pre Bariatric Surgery Liquid Diet, most patients will lose somewhere between pounds on average.
Bariatric surgery doesn’t eliminate dieting altogether. It means that if patients adhere to the prescribed diet for the rest of their lives, they’ll lose the excess weight and keep it off. On the contrary, if you ever go off the diet, you will gradually regain the weight lost. Other dietary requirements are basic common-sense eating. With sensible eating and exercise habits three healthy meals a day with healthy snacks, the weight-loss can be easily maintained after surgery. The long-term goal of weight-loss surgery is to lose approximately 55 to 75 percent of your excess weight. The end result of weight-loss surgery is that patients will continue to require only small portions of food and eventually be able to tolerate all types of foods. Remember that this program is an individual process and patients may not progress from one diet plan to the next in the exact time frame given. You will start a clear liquid diet the first day after your surgery while you are in the hospital. You may drink skim milk, water, chicken or beef broth, or sugar-free gelatin.
Male patients usually lose more weight than females. I have been given enough information to sink a ship from my surgeon, but still could not find if it is OK to just drink the Premier Protein drinks in place of food for the whole two weeks. It is necessary to take one or two multivitamins containing iron every day in order to prevent nutrient deficiencies.