While protein shakes play an important role in your post-op procedure diet, sticking to your diet plan doesn't have to be a chore.
You can really mix things up and experience a boost to your nutrition and a blast to your palate with fruit-flavor infused shakes like our this tropical breeze protein blast.
This recipe was developed exclusively for Diet Direct by dietitian and bariatric nutrition consultant Sharon Howard with the unique needs of the post-WLS lifestyle and supplementation needs in mind.
This article was written for Bariatric Choice by Sharon Howard, R.D.
Long after your bariatric surgery, and when you have lost most of your weight, you will also need to think about the quality of your diet. Although you still can only eat small portions, selecting food from all the food groups prevents nutritional deficiencies.
Weight loss surgery is an excellent tool to help you lose weight. To help ensure success, though, you must also follow the post-bariatric surgery diet given to you by your surgeon and/or dietitian. This diet will go through stages, from clear liquids shortly after your surgery to full liquids, and then from soft foods to more solid ones. Typically, it takes about 9-12 weeks to gradually progress to eating solid foods again. “Here’s a tip that really helps,” says dietitian Lori Rosenthal, who specializes in weight loss and bariatric issues. “If you don’t own a food, then you can’t eat it. So, if there are trigger foods that you struggle to control, get them out of the house.
This recipe was provided by a registered dietitian as a bariatric-friendly side you can bring for major eating gatherings like Thanksgiving dinner.
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