Do’s and Dont’s after a Weight Loss Surgery

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Weight loss surgery is gaining more and more popularity with the increase in morbid obesity among the new generation. It is the only effective treatment for those obese people whose BMI is more than 40. Once you undergo the surgery, you will lose those extra pounds which were a life-threatening horror for you. But if you want to come back to your ideal weight and also keep off the weight from your future life, it is very essential to understand how to live a healthy life after the weight loss surgery. Exercise is one important thing which you should include in your daily life activities. But more than that it is that very important that you take care of your new and sensitive stomach, i.e. your life after surgery will purely depend on the food you are going to consume.

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What to eat after a weight loss surgery

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Just after the weight loss surgery, your stomach will be very sensitive and hence it is better to eat those foods which can be easily digested and absorbed. So your surgeon will advise you to take only liquid or pureed foods for the first five weeks. Once you start with solid foods, you should include lean proteins in every single meal you take, as it helps in maintaining muscle strength, repairing the cells and makes you feel fuller for a longer time. Low fat cheese, curd and egg whites are some of the high quality proteins that helps in further weight loss after the surgery. Vegetables and fruits are full of nutrients and they are easy to digest. You can also steam them to make it easier for you to chew and for your stomach to absorb. Cooked whole grains and oats are high nutrient-rich foods which are soft to absorb and also gives you energy if taken in small portions two to three times a day.

 

What to avoid after a weight loss surgery

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Avoid high-calorie foods that contain fat as well as sugar as it provides you with absolutely no nutrients. It will not only bring back your lost weight, but also makes you feel hungrier and raises your blood sugar level. Also, there are chances that, after the weight loss surgery, some people get “dumping syndrome” which includes nausea, diarrhea, sweating and vomiting immediately after consuming those foods which are high in sugar or fat. After the weight loss surgery, it is also advisable to avoid all kinds of carbonated drinks including soda, because it increases the pressure inside the stomach which can lead to stomach pains and cramps.

 

Eat right and live long!