After your gastric sleeve surgery, you will need to make dramatic and permanent changes in your dietary habits. Adopting these lifestyle and dietary changes will give you the best chance of long-term weight-loss success.
Fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon Dr. John Weaver, director of the Western Surgical Bariatric Center, requires extensive nutritional counseling, including pre- and post-operative nutritional classes to ensure that each patient understands the nutritional requirements after surgery. All of the essential information you need can be found on the ColoradoWeightLossSurgery.com website under Tools for Success.
Redefining your eating habits is important after surgery. Eating too fast or taking large bites can cause significant abdominal discomfort. After the sleeve gastrectomy, patients need to slow down their eating habits and take 30 minutes to eat a meal. Meal times should consist mainly of solid foods. This will allow patients to feel full for longer periods of time and will allow them to take in the appropriate types of calories.
Drinking any liquids should be done outside of meal times. Also, liquids should consist of low-calorie or zero-calorie fluids, as drinking high-calorie beverages can lead to excessive caloric intake and difficulty losing weight.
Let us help you make the lifestyle changes necessary to give you the best weight-loss success. Contact Western Surgical Bariatric Center to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Weaver today.