Making good food choices and eating a balanced diet will help you shed pounds after bariatric surgery and maintain a healthy weight for life.
Your bariatric surgeon will advance you through each phase of the post bariatric surgery diet plan — beginning right after surgery — until you’re ready for the final, lifelong phase.
The table below outlines the progression for most bariatric surgery patients. Remember, everyone is different and will progress at different speeds. Eating after bariatric surgery will become easier over time, as you progress through the post surgery diet plan.
Timeframe for Gastric Bypass Patients:
Timeframe for Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Patients:
Learn more about what to expect after bariatric surgery.
Following your bariatric surgery, your care team will go over a five-phase, post-surgery diet that helps your body recover and adapt to healthy eating habits.
The UPMC Bariatric Diet Resource provides resources, healthy tips, and nutritious recipes for your post-bariatric surgery journey.