Exercise After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

By reducing the size of your stomach, bariatric surgery looks to reduce the amount of calories you will consume before feeling full. Because the surgery is a permanent change, it needs to be a lifestyle decision to lead a healthy existence. For many years, patients have been choosing between the common options like lap-band and gastric bypass. However, there has been a new option in recent years called the ‘gastric sleeve’.

Eating Out On A Gastric Bypass Diet

By reducing the size of the stomach and allowing for less calories, gastric bypass surgery is an efficient way of losing weight. After the surgery, key decisions need to be made regarding this new lifestyle and this includes diet and exercise. For the weight to stay off, high-protein foods are important and a balanced diet is a must. Therefore, there is a certain panic when someone suggests eating at a restaurant.  Below are some suggestions of how to handle eating out when on a gastric bypass diet.

Foods You Cannot Eat After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

After gastric sleeve surgery you will be limited on what you can eat immediately after surgery.  You stomach needs to heal from the procedure thus some foods will be off the table or limited for at least a few weeks to a few months.  Also your stomach might now react differently than it did prior to surgery to certain foods.  Below is a list of some foods that you will need to ease back into or take off the menu almost completely.

Diet After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

After bariatric surgery your life for the next few weeks is going to be focused on your body adjusting to your new stomach and gently working it back toward normal food.  Making sure you stomach heals is the most important thing that needs to happen during this period so you should know what to expect and the guidelines that will need to be followed including following the 4 diet stages after your gastric sleeve surgery.

5 Ways To Get Your Bariatirc Protein Requirements

After gastric sleeve surgery one of the most difficult things to accomplish is consuming the daily recommended levels of protein into your diet. Most doctors want bariatric patients to get a minimum of 60 -80 grams of protein a day after surgery.  

As your body adjust to less calories and turns to utilizing fat for energy, your body will also naturally break down some muscle tissue for energy purposes as well.  The consistent, high level of bariatric protein intake will help your body maintain muscle mass and aid in repairing muscle that is broken down for energy usage.

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