The food you need to avoid after a bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery Tijuana, causes weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic surgery.

After bariatric surgery, it is important to have a proper diet so you can get the appropriate amount of nutrition and to be able to lose weight. Some patients make the mistake of thinking that once they are free to eat solid food they can have whatever they like. Others think that some foods are off the agenda for life and that they will be eating solid food forever.  Both those beliefs are wrong, most patients will be able to tolerate most foods but are not always encouraged to do so.


 Here are some of the foods to avoid after bariatric surgery:


Food with empty calories

Since your stomach is approximately the size of an egg, it is important that all the food you eat is full of nutrients, and avoid at all cost food with no nutritional value. 


It is important to know that alcohol is very high in calories. The key for a good recovery and results in your body weight, keep in mind that alcohol takes  precious space in your stomach that needs to go to foods packed with vitamins and minerals.

Dry Foods

Since you are not drinking liquids while you eat, you may want to avoid dry foods, at least in the beginning of the final phase of your bariatric surgery diet. Due to the fact, some foods may be hard to swallow, like nuts, almonds, granola, and more.  As your body further heals, you may be able to eat these foods later. 

High-Fat Food

These types of foods are not a good to eat, especially after a bariatric surgery, because it can make you nauseous, and your body will be absorbing the fat that it does not need,  following this procedure it is important that every food you eat is full of nutrients. 

Bread, Rice and Pasta

These foods can form a paste in your throat that will make it hard to swallow without any water. In some cases, they can block the stoma, the hole to the pouch that is your new stomach.  It is important to reject these foods in the beginning, but since you start to recover, you can ingest them. 

Fibrous Fruits and Vegetables

It is important to eat nutritious fruits and vegetables as part of your daily diet, but after the surgery you need to avoid hard-to-digest, fibrous vegetables. Foods like celery, broccoli, asparagus, and corn are definitely to be avoided at the beginning. After time, you may be able to begin eating these foods, but in the short term, you can eat cooked vegetables with no skin.  

Tough Meats

A  bariatric patient must learn and start having the habit of chewing the daily food very well, in order to start having a better digestive system. In the beginning, choose meats without fat, like minced chicken, turkey, baked chicken, and fish.

It is necessary to remember that this will be a learning curve and that your food experiences will not be the same as another patient, even if they had the same surgery at the same time as you.  Every individual can tolerate different things and every process will be dissimilar.