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Can weight loss surgery affect your eating habits?

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Weight loss surgery will radically change how you can eat. Meals that might have seemed tiny in the past will quickly make you full. You'll need to eat small amounts slowly, and chew well.

Doctors usually recommend eating a number of small meals a day, with a special emphasis on foods high in protein. They usually advise against drinking when you eat, because it can wash food out of the stomach too quickly and interfere with your feeling of fullness.

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery web site: "Post-Bariatric."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery web site: "Brief History and Summary of Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery web site: "Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Concerns."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, "Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity."

WebMD Medical Reference: "What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery web site: "Post-Bariatric."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery web site: "Brief History and Summary of Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery web site: "Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Concerns."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, "Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity."

WebMD Medical Reference: "What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

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