LONG TERM POST BARIATRIC SURGERY DIET: THE FUTURE/FOOD FOR LIFE
Only when you are able to tolerate a good variety of foods from Stage 2, should you then move tentatively onto Stage 3…eating FOOD FOR LIFE. Typically this occurs between 8-16 weeks post-op but everyone is different and always follow the advice of your own bariatric team (and, just because your dietician says you can eat sliced chicken, doesn’t mean that you may be able to do it straightaway, it sometimes takes a few times and retry occasions before you are able to tolerate a certain….
MEDIUM TERM POST BARIATRIC SURGERY DIET: SOFT FOODS
If you do not experience any problems with the Stage 1 ‘Fluids’ regime then you will quickly move onto the second stage which incorporates smooth, pureed, soft and then crispy food, typically called the ‘SOFT FOOD’ stage. This stage is typically followed for about 2-6 weeks after surgery, although again always follow your bariatric team’s advice on when to start and when to move on. Start slowly and make sure initially that your food choices are soft and loose – first stage baby food….
#gastricsleevechristmas - this is the most food I've eaten since Thanksgiving and I was fully stuffed afterwards! This is the best part of having the gastric sleeve for me, I can enjoy the tastes of most of my old favorites but it just takes a single serving spoonful to satisfy my hunger. Holidays passed I would have easily polished off at least 3 plates much fuller than this. #bariatricplate#christmasfeastmodified