► Patients would be started on to solid food in about 2 weeks after surgery.
► At this time the patient will be instructed to start a soft diet, in 60ml, portions, focusing on eating proteins.
► The diet will be advanced slowly so that the patient may add new foods every 1-2 week for the first 8 weeks.
► At the end of 2 months the patient will be able to try new foods, in small amounts. Around 6 month after surgery, the patient should be able to eat a child-sized meal.
► There are some foods like those high in sugar that could cause "dumping syndrome" and patients should avoid them, these include-
1. Sweetened sodas
2. Ice cream
► There may be some foods like bread that patients may not tolerate initially after the surgery but would be able to eat several months later.
► Every patient will need to find what foods they best tolerate during the different phases of their weight loss process.
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