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How Should Nutrition Be After Bariatric Surgery?

How Should Nutrition Be After Bariatric Surgery? 


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Obesity is a disease that continues today and is described as “epidemic” by the World Health Organization. While more than 700 million people are struggling with the problem of overweight, this number is increasing day by day. With the onset of obesity at values ​​where body mass index is unhealthy, different health problems may develop. Therefore, individuals who apply for bariatric surgery should pay attention to some situations after the process. In this article, we will discuss the nutritional process after bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery application is actually not considered in the fight against obesity alone. There are some things that patients should pay attention to before and after bariatric surgery, as only one step of a long process. It is very important to feel mentally and physically ready for the surgery and to adapt to nutrition programs and exercises. In addition, after bariatric surgery, nutrition is carried out under the supervision of a doctor.


How Should Nutrition Be Before Bariatric Surgery?

Some applications should be paid attention not only after the procedure but also before the procedure. First of all, the purpose of the pre-operative diet is to reduce the fat ratio in the body. It is also about maintaining muscle mass. In this way, while the risks that may occur during the surgery are minimized, the diet to be started for the period after the operation is prepared. In addition, nutritional programs before bariatric surgery accelerate the healing process.

High protein diets should be applied before surgery. Useful fats should be consumed and a small amount of calories should be taken in order to burn excess fat in the body of the individual. However, if the patient has a demand for weight loss, they should have a calorie deficit and avoid carbohydrate foods as much as possible. The most consumed product groups during the diet; milk and egg products, red meat, green lentils, fish, chicken, legumes. In addition, the need for protein should be covered with low calories by following the doctor’s recommendations. In this process, the doctor may recommend some supplements, ie additional foods, for the need for amino acids, minerals or vitamins. The most important thing is that all sugary foods, fatty foods, fried foods and pastries, especially cigarettes and alcohol, should be avoided.

Nutrition After Bariatric Surgery

Nutrition process is very important after bariatric surgery. In fact, this period brings about a new process. Sometimes patients should continue their diet without stopping the struggle while entering a stressful period. It is inevitable for an obese who complies with the rules and recommendations to see positive changes that will occur in his body over time.

Liquid nutrition is the priority in the feeding period after bariatric surgery. After the first week, according to the doctor’s recommendations, puree, liquid and soft consumption may now be solid at the last stage. The successful continuation of these applications actually depends on the patient’s response to treatment. The most critical point is to meet the nutritional values ​​that the body needs. In other words, it is the complete removal of liquid and protein needs.

As before the application, after the surgery, patients should definitely avoid intensive carbohydrate, sugar and fatty foods. 1.5 – 2 liters of water should be consumed a day and the stomach should be accustomed to its new form in this way. In addition, it is extremely important that patients consume meals frequently, but prefer small portions for this consumption.

After bariatric surgery, every patient who pays attention to the nutritional process will achieve successful results as well as get rid of obesity. In order not to regain the weight lost by surgery, he should apply the recommended daily exercise movements, walk for at least 30 minutes and consume a minimum of 1.5 liters of water.


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