How to eat after a Bariatric Surgical Procedure
Bariatric Surgical Procedure is a boon to patients who suffer from a severe and very severe form of obesity. They not only provide relief from co-morbid diseases but also help in weight loss. That is why it is aptly called weight loss surgery too. Undergoing this surgery does not give a passport to eat anything and everything. So how should they eat as a continuing practice after they have undergone the surgery for good?
How to eat after Bariatric Surgery?
This is the most important aspect as people who have undergone bariatric surgery might also put on weight. A small amount of weight gain is fine but it is imperative that the weight gain is not substantial to reap the full the benefit of the weight loss surgery you have undergone.
Where you eat really matters. Avoid eating outside because you will not have a clue on the ingredients used. It is also better to consume home cooked food.
Portion sizes really matter. If the bariatric surgery you have undergone has reduced the volume of the stomach you can anyways not eat more. But even then keep your portion size small. Develop the habit of eating less in many intervals.
When you eat concentrate on food. These means do not read a newspaper or handle your smartphone while you eat. Not concentrating on food while you eat can make you eat more and eventually lead to some form of binge-eating. It also has the danger of leading you to eat unhealthier, sugary foods.
Eat slowly. Chew or masticate your food thoroughly before you push them inside your digestive system. Effective chewing of food is very good for its overall digestion.
Eat with family. As a family plan your meal together and eat healthily. This has two visible benefits. The first is the person who has undergone bariatric surgery does not feel alone and second, the other family members too can begin eating healthy.