How diet plays an important role in weight-loss surgery?
Consequences of a wrong diet on your health after weight-loss surgery
1. If you eat too fast or overeat, you may experience symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
2. You may experience gas, bloating, diarrhoea, or cramping if you have lactose intolerance. Have lactose-free milk or drink smaller amounts of milk at a time
3. Some people experience hair loss temporarily due to low protein and other nutrients in their diet
4. You may suffer from dehydration, dry mouth, fatigue, and headache if your fluid intake is insufficient. Try to sip liquids very often during the day
5. Your body may empty food quickly after you eat a meal. You can prevent this by avoiding refined sugars and foods high in fat. You should also avoid consuming fluids immediately after a meal
6. A low intake of fibre can lead to constipation. To prevent that, increase your fluid intake and have more fibre-rich food
General dietary guidelines to follow after bariatric surgery
The following dietary guidelines will help you understand the right food you can consume after your weight-loss surgery.
1. Make it a practice to eat small portions of balanced meals
2. Do not eat hurriedly. Chew whatever you eat slowly and thoroughly
3. Restrict your intake of sweets, carbohydrates, and fats
4. Keep track of the portions you eat, and also the calories and amount of protein. Limit your daily intake to 1000 calories
5. As far as possible, avoid sugary foods and beverages, such as fruit juices or sweets