Long-Term Nutritional Follow-Up
It is important that you keep a food journal long term so that you continue to be keenly aware of what you are eating. Successful habits include eating 3 to 5 small meals per day, focusing on protein first, high fat, non-starchy vegetables and limiting your carbohydrate intake.
Avoid all beverages that are high in sugar and/or have carbonation. Carbonation can lead to abdominal bloating and discomfort. Drinking with straws and sugar free gum are OKAY.
After surgery, it is very common for patients to say that they no longer have the same desires or cravings for food that they had before surgery. Honestly, there is no scientific explanation for this, but there are some foods that may taste different or sweeter after surgery. In essence you are learning to live by the motto; “eat to live” not ”live to eat.”
We recommend that all patients meet with the dietitian at least once every 3 months following surgery to achieve maximum weight loss results and to ensure there are no nutritional deficiencies developing. Meeting with the dietitian provides you opportunities to identify challenges and assist you with overcoming obstacles that you may encounter on your weight loss journey.
Please see the Grayson Surgery Follow-Up Schedule at the beginning of your book for the recommended schedule for follow-up with Grayson Surgery after surgery.
Follow-up is KEY to your SUCCESS.