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Diet Plan After Gastric Bypass Stage 4 - Low-Fat Solid Diet

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"Low-Fat Solid Diet"
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Diet Plan After Gastric Bypass Stage 4 - Low-Fat Solid Diet

Note:
(1) Add one new food at a time and observe your reaction to it. Add breads last because they tend to form a ball, which will not go through the pouch easily.
(2) You can add red meat, raw vegetables, and raw fruits with skins back into your diet as well.
(3) Remember to chew all food very well and sip only limited amounts of liquids with meals, if necessary.
(4) Take a vitamin/mineral supplement with iron and zinc daily!

Protein

Protein is important, especially to heal after surgery and to help prevent hair loss.

Many patients experience some hair loss two to four months after surgery.

Hair loss is related to poor protein, iron, and zinc intake as well as some medications, rapid weight loss within the first few months, experiencing shock, and having a long surgery.

To avoid hair loss and to improve nutrition eat more protein foods including:

            • Skim or 1% milk
            • Lowfat cottage cheese
            • Lowfat or nonfat yogurt with artificial sweeteners
            • Egg whites
            • Low-fat cheese
            • Oatmeal and cream of wheat made with skim milk
            • Fish
            • Chicken and turkey (poultry)
            • Other lean meats (pork tenderloin, extra lean ground beef)
            • Legumes (dried beans)
            • Nonfat dry milk powder (added to casseroles, soups, hot cereals, etc.)

Note: You may not be able to tolerate meat or poultry after your surgery. Until you are able to eat meat and poultry, you must get protein from the other protein sources listed above.

Fat

To help with weight loss and then to maintain your weight loss, remember to limit your fat and calorie intake. Avoid these high fat foods and beverages except in small amounts:

Olives, nuts, avocados, regular mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, pie crust, whole milk, butter, margarine, peanut butter, granola, muffins, cole slaw, potato salad, whole milk cheese, snack crackers, ice cream, shortening, lard, regular salad dressings, sauces, fried foods, bacon, sausage, bologna, potato chips, doughnuts, all oils, gravy, regular sodas, Kool-Aid, etc.

Learn to read labels on food for fat content. Aim for no more than 35 grams of fat/day.

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Source: University of Virginia Health System

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