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Life after bariatric surgery can be exciting as you make changes to steer you towards a healthier life. It’s important to know what to expect after weight-loss surgery so that you can prepare for what lies ahead.  Learn how to deal with risks and complications following surgery, how to plan meals, and how to plan for pregnancy. 

After gastric sleeve surgery

After gastric sleeve surgery

The following is an excerpt from our new ebook, Gastric Sleeve Surgery for Weight Loss. To download the full ebook, click here.

At the time you make arrangements to have gastric sleeve surgery, your bariatric surgeon will speak with you in length about what’s expected of you in the days, weeks, and months following your procedure. First, you’ll be provided with post-op diet instructions that will help your stomach and body adjust to the changes made to your body during gastric sleeve surgery.

For the first few days after surgery, you’ll be required to consume liquids only as your body grows accustomed to your smaller stomach. After the liquid diet phase, you can transition to eating pureéd foods, and then to solid foods as your body continues to heal.

Considering a healthy diet and good nutrition are highly important for the rest of your life after gastric sleeve surgery, your bariatric surgeon may require you to attend follow-up appointments so he or she can check up on how you’re adjusting to your new, healthy lifestyle. Some bariatric surgery clinics provide you with access to a nutritionist or dietitian who can help you become more familiar with good nutrition and healthy eating habits in the weeks and months following surgery.

To learn more about gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss, download our free ebook.

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LAP-BAND diet stages [Infographic]

In the weeks following LAP-BAND® surgery, you’ll need to follow a post-operative diet that will allow your stomach to heal and grow accustomed to its new changes. The stages of your diet plan post-surgery will include the clear liquid phase, the full liquids phase, the pureed food phase, and the soft foods phase. After you complete all three diet phases, you will begin eating solid foods, but in much smaller portions than before the procedure.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about LAP-BAND diet stages and see a list of approved foods for each phase.

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Food Troubleshooting After Bariatric Surgery by Catherine V.

Food Troubleshooting After Bariatric Surgery by Catherine V.

Regardless of the bariatric surgery procedure you choose, chances are you may come upon some uncomfortable eating experiences from time to time. These are most common as you transition to a different food-texture stage (eg: soft diet to a solid diet) but can happen to even the most experienced. Below are the three main eating concerns I hear about and some solutions:

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Can I Follow Whole30 After Bariatric Surgery? by Catherine V.

Can I Follow Whole30 After Bariatric Surgery? by Catherine V.

Of all the diet Google searches done in 2014, Whole30 was in the top 5 and it still retains its popularity. Whole30 is based off the New York Times Best Seller, It Starts With Food, written by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. The premise of the program is for 30 days -- roughly a month - you commit to a diet that is high in protein, vegetables, some fruit, nuts, and oils. You avoid legumes (beans and peanuts), dairy products, grains, added sugar, and any processed food. Whole30 strongly resembles the ever-popular paleo diet. During this 30-day diet, the creators claim you will see improvement in a variety of health conditions from diabetes to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), not to mention weight loss.

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One man’s brave display of excess skin after LAP-BAND surgery

One man’s brave display of excess skin after LAP-BAND surgery

Weight loss is a journey, and choosing to undergo weight-loss surgery is a big decision. A 22-year-old Brooklyn man began his journey with LAP-BAND surgery, and made the decision to start exercising and eating better.

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