Lifestyle After Surgery

Bariatric surgery does not eliminate the need to eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise. In fact, these things are especially important after surgery.

Patients who have had a bariatric procedure will need to add daily supplements to their diet, including:

  • Multi-vitamins
  • Vitamin D
  • Calcium
  • Iron, and
  • Vitamin B12

Additionally, eating protein-rich foods becomes extremely important. It’s recommended that bariatric surgery patients eat 60 to 100 grams of protein daily. Patients should avoid excessive carbohydrates in their diet. Eating 50 grams or less of carbohydrates daily will help prevent rebound hunger problems that can lead to regaining weight.