The idea of successful surgery is that you can eat exactly the same as everybody else, but just in much smaller quantities, chewed very carefully and eaten very slowly. After a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass you will be on a liquid diet for around 2 weeks, after which you move on to a sloppy diet (anything you can mash up with a fork), then after 6-8 weeks you should be able to move on to normal food. With a gastric band you miss out the liquid diet and go straight to the mashed up diet before moving over to normal foods after 4 weeks. There are some problem foods to avoid after any kind of bariatric surgery, such as white bread, boiled rice and dry tough meats.
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