With so many celebs coming out about their gastric surgery, I thought I would share a list of guidelines they must follow.
● Eat slowly for 20 minutes or more.
● Food should be well chewed and should be consumed in small volumes. After surgery the stomach can only hold 1 - 2 ounces of food or fluid, but can expand up to 4 - 5 ounces.
● Liquids should be consumed 30 minutes before meals or at least 30 minutes afterwards.
● Proteins should be consumed before fats and carbohydrates, in an amount of at least 60 g daily, which is above the daily requirement for women
● Anyone who has gastric banding may develop iron and vitamin B-12 deficiencies. ● Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures can cause nutrient deficiencies for iron, calcium, folic acid, and vitamin B-12. Dumping syndrome is common with this surgery which includes nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, dizziness, and lightheadedness. ● Biliopancreatic diversion procedures have a greater risk for nutrient deficiencies. ● Fat absorption and lactose intolerance can cause concerns. ● Dehydration and gallstones may develop.
● A vitamin/mineral supplement is generally recommended.
Dietary counseling is extremely important to the success of the surgery. Regular appointments, during the rapid weight loss phase (the first 6 to 12 months), are necessary.
I know this is a very big choce for us. My surg date is sept 1 and we will be living on vitamine for ever. Many people do not know that b 12 injections are over the counter medications. so if you know a nurse you have 1 needle a month, multi vits and iorn and calcium forever. but I can not live the way i am living now and i am looking forward to my surg. i started opti fast shakes i am on day 3 its not easy but i am taking it one day at a time.