First two weeks diet after weight loss surgery for Lebanon

Phase One: Liquid and semi-liquids foods

Allowed Food:

  • Muhallabieh or custard: prepared with skimmed milk and sweetener
  • Non creamy soups
  • Jello vegetarian
  • Laban 0% fat
  • Herbal infusions
  • Protein Shake (1/2 sachet in ½ cup = 125 mL each time)
  • Water

Not allowed Food:

  • Tea and coffee (To avoid ulcers – caffeine reduces iron absorption)
  • Fruit juices
  • Regular and diet soft drinks
  • Fizzy water
  • Alcohol
  • Any other food not stated before is not allowed

Recommendations:

Your stomach can hold only half a cup of food. To reach your desired weight loss goal, to prevent enlargement of your stomach and to prevent abdominal pain and vomiting, follow these recommendations:

  1. Eat regularly, several small meals(ex: 3 small meals and 2 snacks)
  2. Eat slowly: take no more than 2 tablespoons over 10-15 minutes
  3. Stop eating as soon as you feel full
  4. Avoid very cold or hot food to prevent nausea
  5. Do not lie down after eating to avoid reflux
  6. Take small sips of water frequently to prevent dehydration and constipation: 6-8 cups of water per day, ¼- ½ cup per hour (don’t use straws)
  7. Do not drink while eating: take liquids 15-30 min before your meals and 45-60 minutes after your meals
  8. Crush your medications before taking them (pain killers, vitamins) and mix them with your food (some medications must not be crushed, talk to your doctor)

These menus must be followed as precisely as possible, particularly in the first two weeks. Failure to do so could result in the bursting of your new gastric pouch. This could lead to very serious complications, and potentially even death from infection!

From Your Journey Out of Obesity – First two weeks diet after weight loss surgery – Author Dr Nagi Safa

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