Dietary Guidelines After Weight Reduction Surgery

by Ankita Srivastav Health Advisior & Consultant

Following a recommended diet is very important after a weight reduction surgery. A proper and balanced diet will help you to prevent nutrient deficiency after surgery and preserve muscle tissue as well. 

At first, it can be difficult for patients to stick with the proper dietary guidelines. However, over time it will be the part of their diet and they will find more easy to follow. Here we are presenting a general dietary guideline to follow after the weight reduction surgery

General Dietary Guideline:

Patients who have undergone Bariatric surgery must follow these guidelines:

  1. Avoid sugar contained foods and beverages.
  2. Do not eat raw vegetables, meat, rice, and bread. Avoid the meats which are hard to chew, such as pork, mutton, etc. 
  3. Do not use straws while drinking any liquid. It can contain air into the pouch and make you uncomfortable.
  4. Take 300-600 calories a day for the first two months as per the doctor’s recommendation.
  5. Do not swallow food. Take small bites of your food and eat and chew slowly.
  6. Follow a low-calorie diet.
  7. Include high protein foods in your diet daily. Such as milk, eggs, poultry, fish, yogurt, tofu, cheese, etc.

Fluids Guideline:

Fluids are an essential part of your system after the surgery. 

  1. Drink plenty of water and low-calorie drinks. Avoid caffeine contained liquids.
  2. Do not drink alcohol and any alcoholic beverages after surgery. Your system will absorb alcohol more quickly and affect the system.
  3. Drink 2-3 liters of fluids in a day regularly.

Supplement Guideline:

Taking supplements is very important for health after surgery. Nutrient deficiency is a very common health issue amongst patients after surgery, as they avoid taking the important nutrients. Taking the supplement properly, a patient can also prevent nutrient deficiency. Take all multivitamin tablets as per your doctor’s prescription.


  1. Take chewable multivitamin tablets daily, which contains iron, folic acid, zinc, and copper.
  2. Calcium is very important for health after surgery. Calcium prevents bone disease and calcium deficiency. Take 1200 mg of calcium per day.
  3. Take a vitamin D supplement every day. You can also take a combination of vitamin D-calcium tablets if you want to avoid taking multiple tablets. 

After your obesity surgery, your system won’t absorb a whole tablet and it will be difficult to pass the whole tablet through your new system. Knead each pill into small pieces before swallowing them. Consult with your doctor before taking any supplement.

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