Before the gastric bypass diet is based on a diet low calorie (around 800 kcal) and explain, in which 3 Optifast envelopes are taken per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), with usually two pieces of fruit (lunch and snacks) and a daily serving of vegetables in meals. Duration of the pre-operative diet, must eliminate carbonated beverages, irritants (alcohol), or stimulants (rich in caffeine or caffeine). If you want to learn more about the preoperative preparation and diet before the Gastric Bypass, informed through Dr Nowzaradan Diet Plan “Dr Nowzaradan Diet Plan Before Surgery“.
The realization of a diet before the Gastric Bypass or stomach reduction, is an essential part of the preoperative preparation of patients that are going to be operated, and a requirement before bariatric surgery according to the ASMBS (metabolic and Bariatric Surgery American society).
Before the Gastric Bypass diet aims to achieve a sufficient prior to operation weight loss, which will guarantee the success of the surgery and will prevent possible complications during and after the Gastric Bypass.
Before the Gastric Bypass diet duration varies according to the degree of obesity of the patient and whether obesity is central – abdominal (Apple type) or peripheral – gynoid (PEAR type). It is usually a diet of 2 to 4 weeks, and with which they are lost between 7-20 kg. This weight loss that facilitates the realization of the diet before the gastric bypass, favors the decrease of the volume of the liver, the fat that surrounds the intestines, and the fat from the abdominal wall. All this gets, a softer belly, with a free space may, which technically gives us intervention and brings great security to the team. In addition, patients lose much of accumulated below the waist liquids, typical of the obese patients as a result of the abdominal hyperpressure. This liquid accumulated, may promote venous stasis and postoperative venous thrombosis, in a way that with weight loss also is preventing this and other possible complications of gastric bypass.
However, it should be noted that the diet is customized to each patient, in terms of calories and duration according to the individual characteristics of daily activity, diseases (such as e.g. diabetes), anxiety about food, age…
In conclusion, the pre-surgery dietary preparation before stomach reduction surgery, is key to achieve optimal weight loss that ensures a safe surgery. Before the gastric bypass diet, consists of a mixed, hypocaloric and hyperprotein diet that must adapt to the individual needs of each patient. It is very important, so that if the patient fails to make it, or they do not reach the expected levels of security, intervention should be delayed a few days, extending the preparation to achieve the goal.
Myths and truths of the Gastric Bypass:
- How can I lose weight too after a Gastric Bypass? :No. Gastric Bypass usually allow up to 80% of excess weight loss, this means that usually our body loses weight that left him and when approaching the proper or normal weight (include here to overweight) weight loss is more slow and sometimes stops. arrived at this point if our desire is to lose more weight can do so by modifying physical activity, while more we are exercising more energy we spend and lose more weight, and if what we want is to keep us in the weight reached physical activity will be oriented to maintaining and toning muscle mass. As in everything although Gastric Bypass helps us to lose weight, the amount of weight lost will depend on part of our ability to modify the eating habits and physical activity and maintain these modifications in time.
- How do I gain weight after a Gastric Bypass? : Yes. Although Gastric Bypass is designed to produce restriction in the intake and partial malabsorption of nutrients ingested, surgery always must be accompanied a change in eating habits, if, despite being operated we eat foods rich in carbohydrates and fats, (e.g. industrial bakery, sweets, fried foods) not promptly but on a regular basis and do not make any kind of physical activity there is an imbalance between the amount of calories consumed and the worn always be greater the ingested accumulates energy and increases weight.
- have diarrhea and frequent discomfort after a Gastric Bypass : No. Despite partial malabsorption caused by Gastric Bypass diarrhea or abdominal pain episodes are very rare and usually associated with dietary violations (same as in unoperated patients) if we eat fast or foods rich in sugars or fats that they are not digested completely, it produces an effect similar to an indigestion with diarrhoea consequential. Patients operated by Gastric Bypass carrying a normally balanced diet have between 1 or 2 bowel movements a day of normal consistency.
- I should be the rest of my life to diet after Gastric Bypass : No. All patients undergoing gastric bypass time (usually after 1 year of surgery) eat everything! but always in moderation, it is the same recommendation we give to non-operated patients, accompanied by moderate exercise balanced diet is the best complement to maintain the weight lost after surgery.
- the Gastric Bypass is enough to lose weight should not make any more efforts : No. There are no magic recipes for losing weight, or for anything in life really; Surgery guarantee weight loss, but always should accompany a change in eating habits and increased physical activity. Seeking surgery is to provide the effort that we must make to keep us healthy, is a help, but it doesn’t work 100% single. If we associate with surgery, healthy eating habits and exercise moderately on a regular basis I guarantee 100% satisfaction with the result.
- I can eat away from home, with friends or family in spite of being operated gastric bypass : Yes. Obviously not the first week, but after 6 months approximately, because you can eat everything and is this used to the quantities and the consistencies of food that sit well. You can even go to fast food restaurants without making this a habit, of course, the slogan should be can eat everything in moderation.
Gastric Bypass surgery before and after
Eating after Bariatric Surgery
It is important for the patient’s recovery process that a soft diet will take days and even weeks after the completion of a Bariatric Surgery for weight loss, but it is also important to take into account the following measures that tend to give the patient responds well to the recovery process and be prepared mentally for what comes :
Although the first days after the only surgery can take liquids such as soups or juices, you should take into account that it is possible to make the first days that juices cause you stomach upset.
Depending on the State of health of the patient, sometimes is often recommended to add protein powder to the diet after the first few weeks. This is recommended to preserve a good state of health and energy, even though it carries a diet of only liquid at the beginning.
After the second week and depending on the case of the patient, usually doctors already allows fruits cereals are consumed or vegetables, as well as soups, yogurt and creams, however will still not be allowed to eat solid food.
Don’t worry, we know that this is heard as a type of diet that will not leave satisfied, but the truth is that after surgery the capacity will be reduced a lot of your stomach to retain food, so even with little food you will feel satisfied.
The first three weeks after the procedure should eat 1 ounce of food and then after the fourth week you may eat up to 4 ounces three times a day.
It is important that is careful to go little by little adding solid foods to the diet, but by “the first solids” I refer to foods with lots of fiber as raw vegetables that are soft to digest and help go by attaching the stomach to foods.
It is important that after undergoing Bariatric Surgery, take into account that it would be very good idea to invest in a good processor or blender of food, since after the second week after the surgery, you will need it every day to eat.
Foods that you can not eat on a diet Bariatric
If you’re asking, what is what you should not eat after weight loss surgery? Here are some foods that you can not eat, since they will be as “triggers” for your body.
What are the food triggers? So called food after eating them for a Bariatric Surgery patient, producing digestive problems, such as: vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, and even some foods may cause you constipation and difficulty swallowing.
According to the American society metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, this is one of the list of foods purchased are the most popular within the foods that cause inconvenience to the patients of Bariatric surgeries:
- The soft drinks
- Bread with texture “dough”
- Red meat
- Very hard or dry meats
- Corn in any form (even popcorn)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Citrus fruit juices
- Foods with saturated fats
- Fried foods
This is a list of food that patients reported that they were causing them inconvenience, however many patients also reported that some the discomfort disappeared after a few weeks. So the ideal would be that you anotaras what you eat and how you feel a few hours after consuming them to know what are the foods that cause you discomfort in your personal case and talk to your doctor so that you recommend if reducing consumption of these foods, or delete them completely from your diet.