Post-Op: What to Expect

What to Expect After Bariatric Surgery

Succesful Starting Tips

The first 1-2 weeks after surgery are arguably the most challenging. The transition back into employment and personal routine can be somewhat difficult, so doctors recommend allowing time to gradually create a positive lifestyle change. During this time, diet and exercise should not be taken lightly, as these things will set the stage for the recovery process.

DIET

While it will be tempting to experiment with foods that stretch the limits of the recommended diet for the first two weeks, keep in mind that doctors suggest a specific diet in order to limit any risks for complications.

EXERCISE

Normally, it is beneficial to adhere to an exercise regimen that pushes boundaries, but it is important to remember that recovery requires patience, and therefore strenuous exercise should not be rushed.

Moving Into Next Month

Once week three after surgery begins, more solid foods are allowed to be entered into the diet. These foods start out as soft purees, and then will move into more solid proteins. Exercise regimens can be advanced into more familiar physical activity, within reason.

DIET

EXERCISE

Moving Forward and Maintaining

Bariatric Surgery can provide positive, long lasting results, and how effective the surgery is depends entirely on commitment to staying healthy and keeping off unwanted weight gain.

By committing to a regular regimen of proper diet and exercise, weight management can be an attainable goal and thus provide for a healthy and happy lifestyle.

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