How will my diet change after surgery?
Because your stomach is much smaller, you will be eating smaller amounts of food. With a bypass procedure, your intestinal tract will also be shorter.
These changes require you to eat differently. In general, you will eat smaller amounts of food, chewing them carefully and slowly.
Proteins are a good choice, especially as you heal from your operation. Lean beef, chicken, fish and beans should be a big part of your diet.
You’ll need to take crushed or liquid vitamins to make sure you have the nutrition you need. That’s because part of your intestine is no longer processing your food, and you may miss out on some needed vitamins and minerals.
Because the opening between your stomach and intestines is also smaller, it’s important to avoid swallowing large pieces of food. Sticky or stringy foods may also cause discomfort, as will nuts and other hard foods.
Drink water between meals.
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