After weight loss surgery, it is quite difficult to get enough dietary fibre into your diet. Firstly, we try to limit carbohydrate-containing foods, which when wholegrain are a main source of dietary fibre. In addition, you need to eat quite a large volume of fruits and vegetables to meet your fibre requirements, which is impossible with such restricted portion sizes after surgery.
We already know that foods such as cakes, lollies, chocolate, biscuits and soft drinks are high in added sugar, and are considered our ‘sometimes’ foods. But did you know there is added sugar lurking in many food products that seem healthy choices? These foods can displace the nutritional quality of your diet, and for those who have had a bypass, also up your chances of dumping syndrome.
Cooking after weight loss surgery can be challenging. Food waste, running out of ideas, trying to cook for the rest of the family, and a busy lifestyle are just some of the challenges many of our patients commonly face. Today’s blog will focus on our top 8 tips for cooking after weight loss surgery, to hopefully make this easier for you!
Often it is a very exciting and overwhelming time when you first have your surgery. It is a big adjustment and a lot to get used to. Everyone is always thrilled to see their weight loss results, and the positive impact this has on many areas of your life.
After surgery it can be difficult to know what to expect. Everyone is different, and it can be hard not to compare yourself to others. Below is a graph of how we find many of our patients expect their weight loss to occur. And it is fair enough to think this way! Your diet and activity levels remain stable, so you should expect weight loss to be consistent right?