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As we all know, bariatric surgery in San Antonio is a life-saving procedure and plays a significant role in weight loss and reduces various chronic degenerative diseases. After the surgery, you will feel and look better, but you have to alter your diet for the treatment to be successful and for long-term positive results.

After undergoing bariatric surgery, you must typically follow a staged approach to help you ease back into eating solid foods as you recover.

Liquid Diet

The first day following the surgery, you should drink clear liquids such as broth. Sip slowly and drink only 2 to 3 ounces at a time to avoid any complications. Liquids that you should take in in this stage include,

  • Broth
  • Sugar-free liquids
  • Decaffeinated tea or coffee
  • Sugar-free gelatin or popsicles

Pureed Foods

Begin eating pureed foods once your surgeon approves advancing your diet, usually 7-10 days of the surgery. Take in only foods that have the consistency of a smooth paste without any solid pieces of food. Only choose foods that can be blend well and contain protein, such as

  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Eggs
  • Beans
  • Fish

Soft and Solid Foods

After a few weeks of pureed foods, start adding small, tender, and easily chewable pieces of foods to your diet chart. This includes ground or finely diced meats and cooked vegetable without skin.

You can gradually return to eating firmer foods eight weeks after surgery but those foods must still be chopped or diced. In this phase you should avoid crunchy foods such as,

  • Seeds and nuts
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Popcorns
  • Tough meats
  • Fried foods
  • Bread and more.

The regular healthful diet can be resumed three to four months after the weight loss surgery in San Antonio with continued guidance from your surgeon and the medical team.