Gastric Bypass Diet
You had gastric bypass surgery. This surgery made your stomach smaller by closing off most of your stomach with staples. It changed the way your body handles the food you eat.
You will eat less food, and your body will not absorb all the calories from the food you eat Gastric Bypass Diet.Your health care provider will teach you about foods you can eat and Gastric Bypass Diet you should avoid. It is very important to follow these diet guidelines.
When you go Home From the Hospital
- When you start eating solid foods again, you will feel full very quickly at first. Just a few bites of solid food will fill you up. This is because your new stomach pouch holds only a tablespoonful of food at first, about the size of a walnut.
- Your pouch will get slightly larger over time. You DO NOT want to stretch it out, so DO NOT eat more than your provider recommends. When your pouch is larger, it will not hold more than about 1 cup (250 milliliter) of chewed food. A normal stomach can hold up to 4 cups (1 liter, L) of chewed food.