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What changes will I need to make to my diet after gastric sleeve surgery?

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Keep in mind that you have to change the way you eat forever. After that first month, you'll switch to eating soft solid foods very slowly. Other pointers to keep in mind:

  • Everything must be chewed thoroughly before being swallowed.
  • Don't drink while you eat, as this might cause your new stomach to overfill.
  • Drink liquids a half-hour after finishing a meal.
  • Avoid high-calorie sodas and snacking.
  • Take vitamin and mineral supplements every day.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "On-Line Seminar: Sleeve Gastrectomy," "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy."

Kaser, N. , January 2009. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, "Studies Weigh in on Safety and Effectiveness of Newer Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Procedure," June 2012; “Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

UPMC: "Gastric Bypass Surgery," “Gastric Sleeve Surgery.”

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: "Surgical Options."

Bariatric Surgery Source: "Cost of Bariatric Surgery: 2014 Surgeon Survey & Key Findings."

Brigham and Women’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: “Patient Care Manual,” “Dietary Guidelines for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

University of Michigan Adult Bariatric Surgery Program: "Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "On-Line Seminar: Sleeve Gastrectomy," "Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy."

Kaser, N. , January 2009. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing

American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, "Studies Weigh in on Safety and Effectiveness of Newer Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Procedure," June 2012; “Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

UPMC: "Gastric Bypass Surgery," “Gastric Sleeve Surgery.”

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: "Surgical Options."

Bariatric Surgery Source: "Cost of Bariatric Surgery: 2014 Surgeon Survey & Key Findings."

Brigham and Women’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: “Patient Care Manual,” “Dietary Guidelines for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy.”

University of Michigan Adult Bariatric Surgery Program: "Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on December 25, 2018

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