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Weight-loss surgery patients have special dietary considerations. If you have a LAP-BAND, you'll need to get used to separating your food and drink and avoiding "slider" foods that can easily pass through your band. Gastric bypass patients will need to learn which foods cause negative reactions such as dumping syndrome. Learn how to successfully plan meals to get the best results from your weight-loss surgery.

Post-surgery liquid diet: what is required?

Following bariatric surgery, you will be on a liquid diet for up to several weeks as your body heals and you adjust to the changes in your digestive system. Your doctor may also require you to begin your liquid diet several days prior to surgery, which will make your post-surgery adjustment easier.

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Bariatric group compiles weight loss surgery cookbook

A group of women in a northern California bariatric support group have compiled a bariatric-friendly cookbook full of recipes for different stages of the WLS experience.

The 150-page booklet, Recipe for Success, was put together by four members of the Bariatric Buddies support group in Chico, CA. The book contains appetizers, snacks, salads, soups, main dishes, and desserts that are broken down into five categories: pre-surgery, post-surgery, weeks after surgery, months after surgery, and one year after surgery. Nell Stephens, one of the book’s authors, says the women requested favorite recipes from other patients to assemble the collection.

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Special dietary needs can still be delicious around the holidays

The holidays can be difficult for anyone trying to lose weight or with special dietary needs.

Books such as The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook and the upcoming Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery provide healthy and delicious holiday recipes for those with special dietary considerations.

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