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Eating after WLS for newbies

I’m hearing over and over about people eating more than they are supposed to/jumping ahead a stage, etc from newbies.  This is seriously scary to me.  Following the diet the surgeon gives you cannot be stressed enough!  This is for your own SAFETY! 

When you have gastric bypass or gastric sleeve done, your actually stomach is stapled to create a smaller stomach or pouch.  This damages nerves and they take time like the rest of you to heal up.  This means you can unintentionally cause serious damage to yourself by putting more in it then you should!  Just because you don’t feel full in the first few weeks doesn’t mean you aren’t!  You’re body just doesn’t have the ability to tell you you’re full!

Please, please, please don’t test out your brand new pouch by eating something you shouldn’t or more at one sitting than you should.  It’s not worth the risk.  None of us went through all of these steps, put in all this time and effort, just to clown around and push the limits right out of the gate! 

I know I might sound harsh and over opinionated to some, but this really is a big deal.  No one wants to end up in the ER and have to fess up they were eating solids when they are supposed to be on the liquid stage, or they drank double the amount they were supposed to.  Don’t let your head hunger rule you…ride it out, and the “hunger” will fade, I promise!



Hello, I'm Kate, and I'm a 10 year gastric bypass post-op. I started this blog, as well as my nutritional website, to help other bariatric surgery post-op's on their journey as well as pre-op's with their decision if bariatric surgery is right for them or not.

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