Gastric bypass is a lifesaving procedure. You will lose weight. You will reduce your co-morbidities. You will feel better and look better. However, to be successful (long-term), you have to change your diet.
This sounds simple, but it’s not. Be prepared for a struggle. You’ve spent much of your life building and reinforcing bad eating habits. Those have to change.
Knowing what you can and can’t eat is the first step towards a healthy diet. Your diet for the first five weeks after Gastric bypass is important for two reasons.
- Your safety. Eating the wrong food could put undue pressure on your healing stomach.
- Resetting your bad eating habits and replacing them with new healthy habits.