This weight loss surgery diet plan is designed for patients that are at least two months past their gastric bypass, Lap-Band, gastric sleeve or other bariatric surgery. The diet provides a delicious dietician-designed meal plan that is individually customized to help you reach your weight loss goals.
The plan provides you with specific meal prescriptions to help ensure you meet your nutritional requirements and that you eat properly after your procedure. Eating right after bariatric surgery is extremely important to good health and to permanent weight loss, and having a good bariatric weight loss diet can provide you with the extra help you need to be successful. Here are some key features:
- Individually personalized by the online dietician software.
- Meal plan provides guidance for all meals/snacks.
- Dietician-crafted to meet the nutrition needs of weight loss surgery patients.
- Macronutrient level and meal size intelligence.
IMPORTANT: The content provided with this diet plan is for informational purposes only and is not intended in any way to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your physician prior to using this diet. If you have any digestive or other health-related issues after beginning this diet, please stop immediately and contact your physician.
Diet Plan Rules:
- For use when at least 2 months past bariatric surgery.
- Calories per day: 1,000 and 1,600
- 300 – 400 calories per meal maximum.
- Macronutrient breakdown: 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat.
- Fiber per day: 25+ grams.
- High in omega-3 fatty acids.
- Low in omega-6 fatty acids.
Important Weight Loss Surgery Diet Tips:
In addition to following a good bariatric weight loss diet, it is recommended that you take a multivitamin daily (as well as other nutritional supplements for gastric bypass patients), avoid carbonation and follow certain other eating habits. The tips below are generally recommended. Please consult your doctor before following any weight loss surgery diet related recommendations.
- Take a multivitamin daily (gastric bypass patients are also advised to take a sublingual B12 supplement and a calcium citrate supplement daily).
- Do not use straws (risk of gulping air).
- Eat protein first at each meal.
- Eat 3 meals and 2 to 3 scheduled snacks everyday - do not skip any meals.
- Avoid carbonation: gastric bypass patients should avoid forever, while Lap-Band and gastric sleeve patients should avoid it for 6 months after surgery.
- Eat slowly and chew foods at least 20 times to puree in your mouth.