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What you need to know for your post-bariatric surgery life

After undergoing bariatric surgery, you will be expected to make a series of healthy lifestyle changes.

Updated: December 6, 2020
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By MBL Featured Blogger: Karen Eisenbraun
Originally Posted: August 12, 2020

Post-Bariatric Surgery | Your doctor will discuss everything you need to know, but it’s important to understand that you need to plan for what’s to come after surgery.

Your post-surgery diet

  • Three small meals per day with a focus on protein and produce – approximately four to six ounces in weight.
  • Avoidance of sugar, carbonated beverages, high carbohydrate foods, and red meat
  • No liquids with meals.
  • Water between meals – remember to drink slowly.
  • Commitment to learning about better nutrition and changing your relationship with food.

Your post-surgery exercise

  • Your doctor will discuss an exercise routine with you.
  • Gradually work your way up into a routine.
  • 60 minutes of exercise six times each week.
  • Interval training exercises each week.
  • Track your exercise and create reasonable goals.

Your weight-loss support

  • Join a support group that allows you to discuss struggles, emotional difficulties, and learn from and share with others – this can lead to long-term success!

If you are interested in weight loss surgery, check out MBL’s Ultimate Guide To Weight Loss Surgery.

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Karen Eisenbraun is a certified holistic nutrition consultant and writer with a background in digital marketing. She has written extensively on the topics of nutrition and holistic health for many leading websites.

Karen received her nutrition certification from the American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2012. She follows a ketogenic diet and practices intermittent fasting. Karen advocates a whole foods approach to nutrition and believes in empowering yourself with information that allows you to make smarter decisions about your health.

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