Gastric bypass diet is a specific diet for people who have had the gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is the reduction of the size of the stomach. The smaller stomach is bypassed to the small intestine. The surgery helps speed the process of weight loss and is usually meant for people who are heavily overweight and obese. After having the surgery, your eating habits must change, which is why there is a such thing as the gastric bypass diet.
The diet after having gastric bypass surgery is set in order to help the individual lose weight and avoid gaining weight. It’s also set to allow healing after surgery and to get the individual who has had the surgery used to eating smaller servings. There are several different phases to the diet. In phase one of your diet, you will be on a strict liquid diet. This will last for about two days after the surgery. A liquid diet consists of broth, sugar free gelatin, milk, and unsweetened juice.
The second phase of the diet after gastric bypass surgery is eating foods that are pureed. This phase of the diet lasts for about two to four weeks. You can have pureed lean meat, beans, fish, yogurt, and fruits/vegetables. You can enjoy fat burning foods such as salmon so long as it is pureed. After the second phase, you will go onto the third phase of the diet. After about 8 weeks have passed since the surgery, you will be ready for phase three which includes eating soft solid foods. You will be able to eat foods without having to puree them but you should always take it slow. You should avoid carbonated beverages as well as foods with very crunchy textures such as popcorn and granola. It’s important to remember to keep your meals small, eat slowly, and avoid foods that are very high in sugar as well as fat.