Bariatric Surgery: What to Expect in the First Year
If you are considering bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery prepares to make changes to it so that you can continue with it during your lifetime. When you are obese or overweight it not only affects your social life and health but also lowers your esteem and self-confidence. Thus the surgery is the procedure that helps people gets their desired weight. They feel much healthier, their social interaction gets better and also it adds to their self-confidence.
Well in advance when you are preparing to go for bariatric surgery, patients begin taking a step in the right direction just to get into the habit of living that kind of lifestyle. They educate and prepare themselves well. Obese people often say its fun to eat especially when they are getting bored, in the movies or during the social gathering. They eat when they feel happy or very sad. But actually when you overeat the stomach stretches and pouch can be seen. In the breakfast one egg is enough for us but we tend to eat much more than that, just for the sake of taste or sometimes for the sake of filling your stomach.
Immediately after the surgery:
For first two weeks after the surgery, the doctor prescribes for liquid protein diet. This makes it clear that the patients can have pureed (means the consistency of the food should be like scrambled egg) and soft food. You need to walk for about 30 minutes a day. If any person is having a problem like arthritis the patients are asked to do water aerobics.
One to three months post-surgery:
Now people can start with the regular diet. Try enjoying smaller plate, but avoid eating enough to feed several more people. When you eat try to take small portions also try eating in the small plate or bowl this will restrict your diet. Keep an eye on the serving and avoid high-calorie food like meat and fried items. Rather eat fish, salads, vegetables, and fruits.
Six-month post surgery:
If you have had the gastric bypass surgery you will have lost about 30% to 40% of your excess body weight by now. That sum-up to about 25 to 35 pounds of weight. At this milestone, your doctor must be having a check on you for any kind of complications.
Nine months post-surgery:
At this point in time, you must have lost sufficient amount of weight. Vitamin deficiency or lack needs to be addressed by the doctor so that the patient looks healthy enough.
One year after the surgery:
By this time you will reach the goal you decided on, which accounts for a lot of weight loss.