Nutrition after Bariatric Surgery Obesity Control Center in Mexico

Here are some basic nutrition and diet guidelines for post-procedure patients. These instructions are to be followed after band placement.

  • Never combine solids with liquids. Liquids should be taken one hour later after your meal. Suck on an ice cube if you are thirsty.
  • No carbonated drinks. They can make your Gastric Band slip or your pouch stretch.
  • Avoid high calorie drinks, juices, frappuccinos, milkshakes, alcohol... or you won't be able to lose weight.
  • Sit down for a meal and take at least 20 minutes for yourself.
  • Take small bites.
  • CHEW! 30 chews per bite.
  • Avoid Pbing:
  •     Eating too fast and not chewing food properly
  •     Eating solid food too soon after the surgery
  •     Drinking liquids with the meals or right after eating
  •     Eating too much at a meal
  •     Your fill is too tight
  • If anything gets stuck, stop eating, wait for it to burp up and don't eat again. Resume your meal later.
  • Always cook with Pam or "I can't believe it's not butter" cooking spray.
  • Eat three meals a day (SOLIDS, NO PROTEIN SHAKES).
  • Each plate should have a serving of green veggies, fruit and carb ,protein, and one serving of fat.
  • The order in which you should eat your food is protein first, vegetables second, and carb at the end.
  • If you feel restricted in the morning, drink something warm prior to your breakfast.
  • When dining out carry out a packet book for good choices.
  • Start walking immediately after your surgery. Use a pedometer and take at least 10,000 steps a day.
  • Begin regularly exercising once you start eating 3 solid meals per day.

The surgeons and nutritionists at Obesity Control Center take great pride in helping bariatric surgery patients achieve their weight loss goals and lead healthier, happier lifestyles. They provide thorough post-operative instructions to Lap Band, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery Tijuana patients. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact the practice at 866-376-7849. 


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