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How much can you eat after Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

After tube stomach surgery, support is obtained from a dietitian who specializes in nutrition. The diet list is tailor-made. For the first 2 months, the transition from liquid food to solid food is gradually achieved. Immediately after the operation, nutrition begins primarily with liquid foods. From the first stage, vitamin and calcium supplements are also started. When you start walking, you can start eating watery food without grains. Liquid foods consumed should not be fatty and high in calories. In tube stomach surgery, absorption does not change, your stomach fully digests the food you consume. In order for your body not to gain weight again, you need to calculate the calorie and fat ratio of the foods you eat. It is definitely useful to note the following gastric sleeve surgery diet recommendations:

  • Do not consume solid and liquid foods and drinks together during meals.
  • The liquid should be taken 30 minutes before and after meals. Drinking liquid made with food; fills the remaining small stomach and can cause vomiting.
  • Although your stomach is reduced, frequent consumption of high-calorie foods can cause you to gain more weight, let alone weight loss.
  • Alcohol is high in calories and opens up your appetite, so you should stay away.
  • Foods should be consumed slowly, with small bites, and good chewing. A meal should last an average of 30-45 minutes.
  • If food is not chewed enough, it can block the exit of the stomach, causing pain, discomfort, and vomiting.
  • Pay attention to the feeling of saturation of your body! Stop eating and drinking when you feel a feeling of satiety or pressure in the middle of your stomach.
  • Stop eating when you feel nausea. After this sensation, taking more than a bite will return to you as pain, discomfort, and vomiting.
  • Ensure that adequate amounts of protein are taken.
  • Your meals should include protein, vegetable and fruit groups first.
  • Foods containing carbohydrates such as rice, pasta, bread, cake, cake should be avoided.
  • To prevent dehydration (loss of fluid in the body), you should consume at least 1.5-2 liters of water. (Minimum 6-8 cups of water per day) otherwise headache, dizziness, nausea, weakness, White wounds on the tongue, dark urination, etc.b. you may encounter such situations. Do not forget that your water consumption is also very important for your kidney health.
  • Avoid all fizzy drinks for life.
  • Do not chew gum, do not use straws, so that it does not cause gas problems for at least 1 month after surgery.
  • Remember, after surgery, your stomach can receive 150-200 ml of liquid during meals. You may feel saturated when you take 2-3 tablespoons of your food. Do not consume more nutrients after this feeling, otherwise, you may feel contractions in your stomach. After 6-9 months, your new stomach will guide you about the amount of your food.
  • Exercise must be done!!! Starting from the first week, light-medium pace walking, swimming and brisk walking should be done during the period when it feels good.
  • The long-term success of surgery after obesity surgery is very associated with compliance with the recommended nutrition program.

Gastric Sleeve: After the Surgery in 3 Months

For the first 15 days after surgery, patients should enter the period of liquid nutrition. After surgery, it is unfortunately not possible to eat everything you want. Especially for you should be fed with the recommended diet menu. During the liquid nutrition period, the “clear liquid” diet is completed first, and after the third day, the transition to “liquid” foods is made. The period of the clear liquid diet begins before the patients are discharged and ends on the third day of the operation. Foods that should be taken during the clear liquid period: Broth, Grain-free compote, Open teas, Water, Homemade buttermilk, Soy milk, and Chicken broth. In the first week, completely grain-free liquid food, after the second week, nutrition is provided with pureed foods. Here, the determinant is the person’s weight and diet before surgery. Because a person is also prevented from feeling hungry, the person gets the calories his body needs with a small amount of food and does not feel hungry in any way. Then gradually switch to solid foods and return to normal eating patterns.

The liquid diet continues between three and fifteen days with the end of the clear liquid diet. During this period, no solid food should enter the stomach again. It is important to pay attention to the calories of the liquids consumed during this transition feeding period, which begins due to the reduction of the volume of the stomach, and to be careful not to be spicy, acidic, or sugary. At the same time, liquid foods that make gas should also be avoided. During this period, you can switch to soft-cooked pieces of meat. It will always be right to eat lean to see if you tolerate it. Start each new food at once don’t start another new food that day. Feel the taste of food while eating in this process eat very slowly, take small bites and chew a lot. If you do otherwise, you will experience hiccups, burps, yawns, pain, nausea, and vomiting. The calories that you will receive after surgery should be calculated very well. For this, you must always stick to the nutrition program recommended by your doctor.

Gastric Sleeve: After the Surgery in 6 Months

During this period, all kinds of soup without flour, boiled red or white meat, and grilled fish can be consumed. But it must be thoroughly chewed. Dried fruit can be consumed with 1 ball of light ice cream 1 time per week. Again, there should be at least half an hour between food and liquid consumption.

Gastric Sleeve: After the Surgery in 12 Months

Consumption should not exceed 4 meals, including 3 main meals and 1 protein-rich meal. In general, foods high in protein with low calories should be consumed. If vomiting occurs when switching to solid foods, liquid consumption should be done for the next 12-24 hours. Soda, mineral water, and carbonated beverages should not be consumed, and a doctor’s approval should be obtained for alcohol consumption. No matter what period you eat, you should definitely follow a healthy eating plan. Because every period after surgery is very important for the patient.


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