Bariatric Surgery Diet Plan
When obesity remains unresponsive to dietary plans, medical treatments, lifestyle etc., a drastic intervention should be taken into account in order to cut down the intake of calorie. Obesity with BMI of more than 40kg/m2 indicates the need for surgical interventions such as laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. It is considered as one of the safest surgical procedure for weight loss. Gastric bypass involves a series of steps which also includes diet plans recommended for patient preoperatively as well as post operatively.
One of the major areas that people have to consider before undergoing bariatric surgery is the dietary lifestyle. The variations in the diet will prepare your body for the surgery. It will also enhance faster recovery. The pre Bariatric surgery diet promotes weight loss by reducing the body fat, protect your muscle tissues as well as prepare yourself for the post bariatric surgery diet plan.
Generally preoperative bariatric surgery diet is started from 3 months to two weeks prior to the surgery which depends on the type of surgery and the amount of weigh that you need to reduce as advised by the surgeon before the surgery. The more weight you shed down before the surgery, the more complications you reduce at the time of surgery.
Preoperative bariatric patients are recommended to take to protein rich diet. At same time they should avoid food substances that are rich in fats and carbohydrates. They should also avoid habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol as well as binge eating.
Post Op Bariatric Surgery Diet
Post bariatric surgery dietis the type of diet that you will be following after the first 8 to 12 weeks following gastric bypass surgery. The diet is very different from what you normally consume. For the first two days after the surgery, you are recommended to intake only clear diets. This is so because this step involves for the first two days after the surgery, you are recommended to intake only clear diets. This is so because this step involves foods that do not require any chewing. The second step involves intake food substances of semi soft consistency such as baby foods, proteins drinks and strained pureed foods. The step 3 of post bariatric diet is started after the second week. Choose foods that are soft. You should ensure that foods should be in liquid form before it is swallowed.
HCG Diet Plan
The HCG diet consists of diet drops to help out dieters to burn fat calories efficiently instead of food calories. It is considered as a quick way for weigh loss. This diet plan recommends dieters to consume food substances which are capable of reducing the stored fat. It is always better to consult a physician before considering HCG diet as a measure to lose weight.