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May 11th, 2012 By Jeremy Korman

What to Eat in the Third Week after Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

After gastric sleeve surgery, you will be on a specific diet for some time as your body adapts to the changes that have been made. The surgeon will have removed part of your stomach, and besides making an effort to lose weight, you will have to modify your eating habits for about two months following surgery in order to let your body heal.

For the first two weeks after surgery, you will be on a liquid diet. This means no solid or soft foods. My office will provide you with specific directions on what to eat.

So what can I eat in Week 3?

In the third week, things get a little more normal. If all goes well at your followup appointment, you will be allowed to have soft food.

This soft-foods phase is in place for the next six weeks, until the end of Week 8. At that point, you will have the next transition, when you will begin to once again eat solid foods.

This whole time after surgery can be taxing. There is a lot of monitoring to do of what you can eat, when you can eat it, and what might happen if you don’t follow the guidelines.

Find out more

Fortunately, L.A. Bariatrics employs a nutritional specialist in our Marina Del Rey facility. Her job is to assist patients with all of their concerns pertaining to weight loss surgery and nutrition. She goes through a list of things that are appropriate for each patient in the postoperative phases, in exhaustive detail.

If you would like to find out more about how we support the nutritional needs of our patients, please schedule an appointment at one of our informational meetings by calling (800) 491-1977 today!

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By Jeremy Korman