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How will my diet change after weight loss surgery?

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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