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Eating the wrong foods after weight loss surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery is the first step on a journey to better health and a new lifestyle. As you recover from surgery and make these changes, there are certain foods that you will need to avoid. Eating the wrong foods after weight loss surgery may not only make you feel sick but can also rob you of the nutrients you need to feel your best. Because you will be eating a much smaller number of calories, it is more important than ever to be sure that every calorie counts for your overall nutrition. Achieve your weight loss goals and get the healthy nutrients you need by keeping these foods off the menu.  


Soda is not recommended after weight loss surgery for a number of reasons. Regular soda is packed with sugar and is high in calories without any nutritional value. it increases your appetite for carbs, and distend your stomach and stimulate it to produce more acid, Drinking it will cause you to consume too many calories or make you too full to eat more nutritious foods. However, even diet soda is off limits. Drinking diet soda with your meals will distend and flush out your smaller stomach pouch, making it easier for you to overeat.  

Fried Foods

After gastric sleeve surgery, fried foods are likely to make you feel sick. Even as you progress through your recovery, fried foods are not a good choice, because they are high in calories and difficult to consume as part of your weight loss plan.  

Candy and Baked Goods 

Any sugary snack is destined to be high in calories and low in nutritional value. Many baked goods in particular are also high in fat. These foods can make you feel sick and prevent you from eating high-protein, nutritious meals.  

At Bariatric Care Centers, we provide complete support before and after gastric sleeve surgery in Houston, so you understand how to choose the right foods for your weight loss goals. Schedule a consultation today by calling (713) 339-1353.  

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.