Weight loss surgery can be a rewarding experience for individuals and their families, and of course, Dr. Tsuda and his expert team provide help and advice on maintaining your health. Ultimately, however, the patient must be willing to follow doctor’s orders and actively participate in living a new lifestyle. Here are many simple tips that can help reduce pain, increase energy, and improve weight loss:
- Eat nutrient-rich foods: fresh fruit, vegetables, and lean meats. You can only intake so many calories after surgery, so make sure what you do eat counts.
- Take a multivitamin every day: It’s best to get your vitamins and minerals from food rather than supplements, but because you’re just acclimating to the new you a multivitamin is a good idea.
- Understand the limitations of a reduced-quantity diet: It won’t be possible to eat as much food after surgery; make sure the food you do eat is healthy.
- Finish your course of antibiotics after surgery: This will help reduce the risk of infection.
- Understand the limitations of surgery: While surgery can reduce appetite, it will not be able to eliminate it entirely. It’s up to you to maintain a healthy lifestyle and change your diet.
- Chew, chew, chew: After gastric sleeve surgery bigger pieces of food might get caught in your digestive tract and end up being quite painful. It’s also important to thoroughly chew all of your food to reduce the chances of vomiting and/or nausea.
- Skip cocktails: Your body is more sensitive to alcohol after weight loss surgery, and if you consume too much you can be more at risk to stomach ulcers. Alcohol also provides some of the least nutritious calories you can intake, so it will not help you stay on track of your new diet.
- Don’t lose motivation: Losing weight takes time; take each day as a small step towards success.
If you are considering bariatric surgery, contact Dr. Shawn Tsuda. His knowledge and experience can help you turn your life around and show you how to be successful on your weight-loss journey.
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