Bariatric Surgery:

Bariatric surgery makes changes to one’s digestive system which helps him/her to lose weight. If you have serious health issues because of your overweight, bariatric surgery is the treatment you need to opt for. If diet and gym don’t affect your extra weight, take the help of a doctor and abide by him/her if he/she asks you to undergo bariatric surgery.

Why bariatric surgery? A doctor based in Kolkata explains:

Life-threatening health issues related to overweight require bariatric surgery.

Those health issues include:

  • Diabetes- Type 2
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Bariatric surgery is not for everyone with extra weight. Certain medical guidelines are needed to meet, only after that bariatric surgery can be performed. There is a screening process that you need to qualify for the same.

Lifestyle change is also a big part of bariatric surgery, says Dr. S. Bhattacharya from Kolkata. Patients need to be passionate and motivated for the same. They need to put effort and listen to the doctor’s advice.

Food to eat after the surgery:

Right after the surgery, the doctor will ask you to follow a strict diet. As your recovery continues, your doctor will incorporate back, food items into your diet that you can digest. But you need to keep in mind the portion of food you will intake. It needs to be controlled religiously.

Don’t allow your eyes to decide what to eat. While watching the television or surfing the internet, mouth-watering food may try to seize your heart but don’t let it ruin your diet advised by your doctor. The craving for fast food needs to be restricted if you want your bariatric surgery to successfully lose your weight. If you are a resident of Kolkata, the street food will definitely attract you but for the best results of your surgery, you need to hold your emotion. Street food items are never good for your health.

Diet details: After weight loss surgery– a Kolkata based doctor suggests-

Liquid diet:

  • Milk (1%)
  • Unsweetened juice
  • Decaffeinated coffee or tea
  • Sugar-free popsicles
  • Broth

Pureed food items:

  • Cooked cereal
  • Soft fruits
  • Cooked vegetables
  • Soft scrambled eggs
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cream soups (Strained)

Soft food items:

  • Rice
  • Soft and fresh fruits (without seeds and skin)
  • Lean meat or poultry

Solid food items:

After about 8 weeks or so the doctor will guide you and add solid food items that you used to consume previously. Try to avoid food items like:

  • Raw vegetables
  • Fried food
  • Red meat
  • Spicy food
  • Meats with indigestible tough tissue

Try to develop habits of healthy eating and maintain the process suggested by your surgeon after your bariatric surgery in Kolkata:

  • Eat slowly
  • Small meals
  • Chew your food thoroughly
  • Add high-protein food items
  • Avoid high-fat food items
  • Consume liquids from time to time