Post Surgery Foods That Help You Heal
Your diet will determine the success of your surgery. Ditch those colas and junk food for fruits and veggies to help you bounce (not literally, of course!) back after surgery.
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Once your bariatric surgery is scheduled, you may be tempted to go on one last binging spree. Even if you are secure in the knowledge that you will soon start losing weight, you will still need to follow a healthy pre bariatric surgery diet. This will help to reduce the stress on your stomach and will encourage faster healing. You will need to minimize your carb and fat intake and avoid spicy foods, colas, and alcohol altogether. Your daily diet plan should include several small servings of fruits and vegetables as well as modest amounts of lean meats. You may need to follow this diet for a week or two before your bariatric surgery and this may test your self-control and you will probably experience cravings for tastier foods. Stick a few of your "slimmer days" pics on your fridge and around your work station as this will help you to fight the temptation to binge.
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A bariatric surgery will definitely help you lose weight but that does not mean that you can order take out on your way home from hospital (yes, it has been known to happen)! Bariatric surgery is extremely advanced and so your pain and discomfort may disappear completely in a couple of days. This may lead you to believe that your body has healed completely but eating spicy or fatty foods at this time can cause digestive disorders and increase your risk of infection. A typical post bariatric surgery diet is divided into three sections and is tweaked according to the patient's recovery and progress. Immediately after the surgery, you can only have broth, fresh juices, and certain desserts. After this, you will slowly add pureed foods to your diet plan and then finally you can move on to a regular diet plan. As you watch your excess weight melt away, you will start to enjoy being on a healthy diet plan.
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The gastric sleeve is a rather invasive surgery as it involves the removal of a portion of the stomach. The name may lead you to believe that this surgery involves placing a sleeve-like structure around the stomach but this is not the case. During this surgery, your surgeon will remove a portion of your stomach so that it no longer resembles a pouch but is more like a narrow sleeve. This procedure may have slightly higher risks, but if you stick to your diet plan, you can lose about 50 per cent of your weight within a year or less. While a post-op procedure is very important, a pre gastric sleeve diet is also extremely important and you will need to follow it for at least two weeks before your surgery. Your daily calorie consumption should be about 1,000 calories and you may need to have protein shakes and avoid spicy and fatty foods. If you are tempted to indulge in "just one" unhealthy snack, remind yourself that if your liver is too enlarged, your surgery will have to be rescheduled.
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The gastric sleeve surgery promises extremely quick results and you will start to shed the extra pounds within days of your surgery. If you have spent years trying out various diet plans, you may celebrate the fact that you will never again have to bother with a diet, but this is not the case. You will need to follow a strict post gastric sleeve diet plan in order to ensure proper healing and prevent infection. This surgery requires the removal of a large portion of your stomach and so you will need to follow a bland diet for quite a while, with plenty of soup and broth in the first few days. Once you have recovered, you will be able to indulge in an occasional treat and the best part about this surgery is that you will be easily satiated and so you will never need to binge ever again!