If you're having a bariatric (weight loss) surgery procedure eg gastric band, gastric bypass or gastric sleeve your consultant will have advised you to follow a carefully planned pre and post-op diet. It's important to follow this advice to ensure the best possible outcome from your surgery.
The main concern in this phase is to reduce the risk of a post-operative complication but it's also a time to adjust portion control for long term success. In the weeks after your surgery, it's important to follow guidelines on food texture to limit vomiting. On days 1-14 days you'll follow a liquids only diet to allow time for your stomach to recover and surrounding tissue to heal. On days 15-28 you'll introduce soft solids / pureed foods.
Vitamins and Minerals – We do not recommend taking a vitamin and mineral supplement during this phase. If you choose to do so you should make sure that the multivitamin is either in powder form or is ground in order to reduce the risk of you retching or vomiting, something we want to avoid during this period.
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If your weight loss surgery follows years of failing with diets, it's understandable to want to leave dieting behind you. You don't need to follow a strict diet but monitoring calories and portion sizes makes it easier to reach and stay at your target weight. Some find that a porridge and shake per day works for them, others use 3 shakes per day and add an evening meal. Simply slot Weight to Go products into your daily menu however it suits you.